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Put back Ashoka pillar on Indian currency, which was replaced by Gandhi
  • Petitioned Dr Subbarao,

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Governor of Reserve Bank of India
Dr Subbarao,

Put back Ashoka pillar on Indian currency, which was replaced by Gandhi

    1. Karthik Navayan
    2. Petition by

      Karthik Navayan

      Hyderabad, India


Dr. D. Subbarao

Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Central Office, Mumbai 400 001

Subject: Put back Ashoka pillar on Indian currency, which was replaced by Gandhi.

Respected sir

The reserve Bank of India has gradually replaced Ashoka Pillar on currency notes and introduced Mahatma Gandhi series from 1996 onwards. RBI releasing currency notes of this series bearing the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the front side in place of symbol of Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar. Now all the currency notes in the denominations of Rs.5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 are bearing the portrait of Gandhi

Reducing the national emblem and putting it in the left corner of currency and replacing it with the portrait of Gandhi is not good for the country, it hurts feelings of many citizens of this country, who believe in the diverse culture of india and multiple identities

The Gandhi portrait on all denominations of currency is not a good sign at all, Gandhi was never formally conferred the title of 'Father of the Nation' by the government. This was stated by the Home Ministry in reply to an RTI query, no such title was ever formally conferred upon him by the government," said Shyamala Mohan, Director and Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), said in a reply dated June 18, 2012.

We request you to recognise the contribution of Dr Ambedkar in framing guidelines for Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came into picture according to the guidelines laid down by Dr Ambedkar. The RBI was conceptualized as per the guidelines, working style and outlook presented by Dr Ambedkar in front of the Hilton Young Commission. When this commission came to India under the name of “Royal Commission on Indian Currency & Finance”, each and every member of this commission were holding Dr Ambedkar’s book named “The Problem of the Rupee – its origin and its solution.”

So we request you to design the new currency notes with Indian national symbols and Dr Ambedkar, the framer of Indian constitution and framer of guidelines for Reserve Bank of India

We also request you to please put back our national emblem on our currency, which was replaced by Gandhi


Karthik Navayan



Dr Subbarao,, Governor of Reserve Bank of India
Put back Ashoka pillar on Indian currency, which was replaced by Gandhi

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    Reasons for signing

    • naveen dhyani NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • 2 months ago

      Ashoka pillar is the root of our heritage that cannot be represented by an individual

    • shalaka goel GREATER NOIDA, INDIA
      • 2 months ago

      gandhi had done so much wrongs with his decision for our country and we r still facing the consequences of its; congress as a ruling party and there are extreme freedom fighter like bhagat singh, raj guru sukhdev, and lala lajpat rai who died on the spot prooving their love for nation.

      • 2 months ago

      coz i think Ashoka pillar is more important and respectful than mr gandhi.

      • 2 months ago

      we dont accept gandhi on currency .The Ashoka pillar is national emblem and it is our heritage not gandhi

      • 3 months ago

      No person is greater than the national emblem.


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