PM releases coins on silver jubilee of SMVD shrine board

2 bn circulation coins to bear inscription of the goddess

Jammu, Feb 1: Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, last evening released Commemorative Coins to mark the Silver Jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. This ceremony took place at 7-Race Course Road, New Delhi, attended by a select audience, an official statement said.
 Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister observed that “Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the country. Millions of people in and outside our country derive solace and strength from this Holy place. I am sure that the two billion coins bearing an inscription of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi which will come into circulation following today’s release function will be a source of happiness to these devotees”.
 The Prime Minister complimented Governor N. N. Vohra, who is also Chairman of the Shrine Board, and the entire team of the Board, for doing commendable work in bringing about significant improvement in the arrangements and facilities for the visiting pilgrims.
 The Prime Minister expressed happiness that as part of its social responsibilities the Shrine Board is also extending significant support to the weaker sections of the society in the villages around the Shrine. This includes market support for women’s self help groups, construction and repair of school buildings and financial assistance and support to socio-cultural organizations. 
 Besides the Commemorative Coins released by the Prime Minister to mark the Silver Jubilee of the Shrine Board, two billion Circulation Coins, bearing inscription of the Goddess, are also being made available to the public.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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