Coins imprinted with Rani Gaidinliu’s face

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Imphal, Dec 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is thinking of releasing coins imprinted with legendary freedom fighter from Nagaland Rani Gaidinliu’s face on them.

Modi said this in a short meeting with the Zeliangrong Heraka Association on November 30 at the Chumukedima police rest house here.

“He said he was thinking of releasing currency with Rani Ma’s face on them”, said Ramkuiwangbe Newme, President of the Association, who was part of the group that submitted a memorandum to the PM.

The memorandum, signed by representatives of the Association, has called for an independent Rani Gaidinliu Central University in Nagaland to be opened with full-fledged department of eternal religion and eternal culture of Nagas and all other 287 janjatis (tribals) of NE region; Rani Gaidinliu Museum cum Digital library cum Naga Craft Centre in Kohima with a 12 feet metal statue of her in front of the Museum; Rani Gaidinliu Research Institute for Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary and Forestry at Ajailong Rani Colony in Peren district; Dimapur Airport be developed, expanded and named as Rani Gaidinliu Air Port with a 12 feet metal statue of her in front of the airport office; a four-lane road from Tening (Nagaland) to Mahur (Dima Hasau, Assam) be constructed by National Highway Authority of India and the said road be named as Rani Gaidinliu Road, and a portrait of Rani Gaidinliu in Nagaland Assembly, Chief Minister’s Office, Chief Minister’s Bungalow, all the Ministers’ Offices and their bungalows and in Raj Bhawan.

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