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Mahatma Gandhi becomes first non-white person to get this honour in Britain!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 • Tamil Comments

In a rare honour, Mahatma Gandhi is all set to become the first-ever nonwhite person to feature on the British currency. It has been reported that the Royal Mint advisory is currently working on minting a coin to in honour of the hero of India's freedom movement.

It has been said that this decision was taken after the growing interest to recognise contributions of people from Asian, Black, and minority ethnic communities. British finance minister Rishi Sunak has given his support to the campaign for ethnic-minority figures getting featured on coins.

Rishi sunak has sent a letter to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee to recognise individuals from minority communities, adding that members of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities have a huge contribution to world history and hence the committee should consider recognising them by featuring them on British coins.

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