I just love this New International Symbol chosen today for our Indian Rupee….A great choice by a Government Group of 5 from a shortlisted of 5 Symbols…It was submitted by IIT Post Graduate,D Udaya Kumar who joins IIT Guwahati as a faculty today
Brilliant Udaya !
It’s very Indian,yet got that stamp and authority of International Status,Value and Power all over it…an amalgam of Devanagiri ‘Ra’ and the Roman ‘R’ without the stem
D Udaya Kumar wins Rs 2.5 lakhs for winning the competition…the criteria set was that the Symbol should
- be applicable to a standard keyboard
- be in a national language script or a visual representation
- represent the historical and cultural ethos of India
Set it against the $ or the € or the £ or the ¥….our New Symbol for the Indian Rupee is the best !
…and yes,I’m being Patriotic !