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UK considering a coin to commemorate India's Mahatma Gandhi

Sun, 2nd Aug 2020 00:12

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Britain is considering minting a coin to
commemorate India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, the
Treasury said on Saturday, amid growing interest in recognizing
the contributions of minorities.

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint
Advisory Committee (RMAC) to pursue recognition of Black, Asian
and other minority individuals, the Treasury said.

"RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate
Gandhi", the UK Treasury said in an emailed statement.
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia
Osterman)

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