New Delhi, Nov 26 : A silver coin of Rs 250 denomination and a postage stamp priced at Rs five were released on Tuesday to commemorate the 250th session of the Upper House of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, on November 18, on the occasion of Constitution Day.
President Ram Nath Kovind released this silver coin and postage stamp at a special function organised in the Central Hall of Parliament House to mark 70 years of the Constitution.
Apart from this, he also released the portal of the National Youth Parliament Scheme, a book titled 'Role of Rajya Sabha in Indian democracy' and Lok Sabha Calendar 2020, with the theme '70 years of Constitution'.
He also inaugurated an exhibition called 'Constructing the Constitution'.
The commemorative coin has a radius of 2.2 cm and weighs 40 grams. It uses silver of 99.9 percent purity. On the front of the coin is the lion head of the Ashoka Pillar in the middle below which "Satyamev Jayate" is engraved. On the left periphery, the word "India" is written in Devanagari script and on the right periphery the words "India" are written in big letters in English. Below the lion head is the rupee symbol and the denomination" 250 "in international numerals.
On the reverse side of the coin there is an arrangement of the Rajya Sabha Chamber with a picture of the Parliament House with the national flag facing upwards and the picture of "Mahatma Gandhi". On the upper periphery of the coin will be engraved "250th session of Rajya Sabha" in Hindi and its translation in English on the lower periphery. The year "2019" is inscribed in the international numerals below the picture of Parliament House. In the middle of the postage stamp is also a picture of the Parliament House. (UNI)