The Britan Government is considering minting a coin to commemorate India’s independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. This may be due to the growing interest in recognizing Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic communities’ contributions to the world.
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from those communities, the UK Treasury said in an emailed statement late on Saturday. “RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi,” the Treasury said.
Gandhi is known across the globe for his participation in the Indian freedom struggle. Still, only a few people know that Gandhi was part of the non-violent movement in South Africa. He spent 21 years in South Africa, where he developed his political views, ethics, and politics. Gandhi worked as an attorney, a public worker, and a Civil rights activist in South Africa from 1893 to 1914. He is still looked up to as a great leader there.
Gandhi’s life after returning to India is fairly well known. He played a crucial role in India’s struggle for a free India and was finally successful on 15 August in 1947 after being a British colony for almost 200 years.
Gandhi is often regarded as India’s “father of the nation” and a great leader worldwide. Gandhi is already featured on every currency note in India. He would become the first Non-White person on British currency is this actually happens.
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