New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The coin will stand as an ode to the long-standing relations between India and the UN agency.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 16, 2020
Earlier this week on Monday, Modi also released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 denomination to celebrate the Birth Centenary of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia.
He also dedicated to the nation 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of eight crops on World Food Day.
“The journey of FAO in making the vulnerable classes and masses stronger, economically and nutritionally, has been unparalleled. India has had a historic association with FAO. Indian Civil Service Officer Dr Binay Ranjan Sen was the Director General of FAO during 1956-1967. The World Food Programme, which has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020, was established during his time. India’s proposals for the International Year of Pulses in 2016 and the International Year of Millets 2023 have also been endorsed by FAO,” the Prime Minister’s Office had said in a statement.