Rupee gets its symbol
Now Indian currency Rupees has its own symbol and now it is easy to distinguish between Indian Rupees from the Sri Lankan, Nepali, Pakistani Rupees. Now Indian Rupees gets its unique position in the global economy. The picture on the left is the symbol along with its designer D Udaya Kumar who is a post graduate from IIT.
The symbol is the fusion of Devnageri ‘Ra’ and English ‘R’. The 2 horizontal lines symbolizes the Indian National Flag. The 2 lines also stands for ‘mathematical equivalence’ that is the ‘equal’ function.
Udaya had sent the design to the ministry of finance as part of the competition organised by the ministry to get a symbol for the Indian currency. The prize money for the competition was Rs 2.5 lakh.
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[Image Courtesy: Indian Express]
[First Posted On: Live On Campus]