Finally, rupee to get a symbol!Just to confirm, here's what the official design contest invite from the Finance Ministry has to say, openly assuming the existence of a "National Language":
Major currencies of the world like the US dollar, the pound sterling, the yen and the euro among others, have an identification symbol.
The Indian rupee, however, does not. In February this year, the Finance Ministry invited Indian residents to participate in a competition for designing a 'symbol for the Indian rupee'. Government officials have told CNBC-TV18 that as many 2,500 entries have been received from across the country. While the designs are under the wraps for the moment, a seven-member committee will soon meet for the first time to short list five entries. The committee is headed by a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor and will scrutinise the designs before choosing the final one.
The Finance Ministry has said that the symbol should represent the historical and cultural ethos of India and be widely accepted across the country. It has also said that the symbol should be applicable to a standard computer keyboard. The symbol will also have to be in the Indian national language script or a visual representation. Finalising the chosen design will take a few months, but once the process is over, the Indian rupee will finally have a symbol—befitting its status as the currency of a rising economic power.
The symbol has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation.Yes, the rupee will soon openly symbolize the ethnic subjugation of hundreds of millions of Indians. Yes, the rupee will soon symbolize the colonial power that rules Independent India. Yes, the rupee will soon symbolize the second-grade status of hundreds of millions of Indians - Kannadigas, Tamils, Telugus, Malayalis...Yes, the rupee will soon symbolize the legalization of ethnic crime against every linguistic people in India whose only fault has been to not have been born as Hindi speakers.
Did you notice that the news item does not use the word "Hindi" at all? Yes, they're coming for your money without telling you. That's the nature of the Hindi attack: it's veiled. By the way, did you realize that as we speak, you're paying hard earned money for the central government to celebrate today as Hindi Day? And - do you realize that India is a democracy which is government by the people, for the people and of the people - the Hindi people?