The Union Cabinet will today decide on the symbol for Indian Rupee, a privilege (unique identity) available only to major currencies like dollar, euro, pound, sterling and yen.
The proposal, said to be prompted by the growing influence of the Indian economy in the global arena, involves a shortlist of five symbols (finalists above) for the Indian rupee drawn up the finance ministry, reflecting the Indian ethos and culture (via)
A year back, Government announced contest to design the symbol (winning entry gets Rs 2,50,000) and the prime criteria for the selections were
- The symbol should be applicable to standard keyboard.
- The symbol has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation.
- The symbol should represent the historical & cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country.
Take a look at the five options above. Which one do you think should be the winner?