RBI showcases its history in Jammu
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, May 4: It was a rare occasion for the people to see how the Indian rupee has grown since 1935, when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) began its journey of printing of the rupee.
On the occasion of its platinum jubilee celebrations, the RBI today organized an exhibition showcasing the different bank notes it has issued since 1935.
The exhibition will be open for the general public at the RBI Rail Head Complex till May 7.
During the four day long exhibition, the notes issued by the bank since 1935 and containing many interesting facts pertaining to history and designing of these notes will be put before the people.
One of the interesting fact about the exhibition is that the notes with the portrait of King George V, which were in circulation during the British period issued by the RBI will also be on display on the occasion.
The Rs 5 note issued by RBI carrying the signature of RBI's first Governor Sir James Taylo has also been displayed in the exhibition. The first note carrying the the ‘Security Thread’ was introduced in bank notes in the year 1944 as a security measure has also been put on public display.
Speaking on the occasion, N K Sahu, Office-in-Charge RBI Jammu, who inaugurated the function said that it is the unique opportunity for the people to have glimpse of the history of RBI and see notes which have long been phased out from the circulation. He also informed the audience that RBI is holding similar exhibitions across the country to spread awareness about its rich culture and history.
On day first large number of curious people thronged the exhibition and watched themselves the history of the bank, and the various phases of the rupee making, a highly secret job.
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