Sajid Javid unveils plans for a new UK coin commemorating Mahatma Gandhi

Chancellor and ‘Grasp of the Mint’ Sajid Javid unveils plans for a brand new UK coin commemorating Mahatma Gandhi to mark the 90th anniversary of the campaigner’s remaining British go to

  • Mahatma Gandhi, who championed Indian independence, visited the UK in 1931
  • Sajid Javid will announce his proposal on the GG2 Management Awards later at present
  • As Tradition Secretary Mr Javid additionally initiated Gandhi statue in Parliament Sq.

Mahatma Gandhi (pictured in Delhi) was a fierce campaigner for Indian independence and made his remaining go to to the UK in 1931

Chancellor Sajid Javid has unveiled plans for a brand new coin commemorating Mahatma Gandhi.

The coin is to mark the 90th anniversary of the ultimate go to to the UK of the campaigner for Indian independence in 1931.

Mr Javid is being named as probably the most influential Asian in Britain for the second consecutive yr on the GG2 Management Awards later at present.

Whereas talking on the occasion, he’s anticipated to say: ‘Once you turn into Chancellor, you additionally turn into Grasp of the Mint.

‘And being actually in command of the nation’s cash just isn’t a chance I will go up.

‘So I can announce that I’ve requested the staff on the Royal Mint to deliver ahead proposals for a brand new, commemorative coin of Gandhi.

‘Tonight we’re rightly celebrating the outstanding success of the British Asian neighborhood.

‘However Gandhi taught us that energy does not simply come from wealth or excessive workplace.

Sajid Javid (pictured outside Downing Street) is being named as the most influential Asian in Britain for the second consecutive year at the GG2 Leadership Awards later today, which is where he is expected to announce his plans

Sajid Javid (pictured outdoors Downing Road) is being named as probably the most influential Asian in Britain for the second consecutive yr on the GG2 Management Awards later at present, which is the place he’s anticipated to announce his plans

‘We should at all times bear in mind the values he lived his life by and that our dad and mom introduced with them after they arrived right here all these years in the past.’ 

It’s additionally thought Mr Javid will take the chance to induce all sides in Britain’s political debate to be taught from Gandhi and mirror on the necessity for tolerance and humility. 

As Tradition Secretary he additionally initiated the erection of Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Sq. in 2015.