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Rs. May look different, it goes for New look.


Indian rupee goes for a make over Rupee’s New Avatar – June 24th, 2010l Most countries in the world have a symbol for their currency. Till now ‘Re’ or “Rs’ has been used to represent the Indian currency. Contests to design the symbol have been going on since March of 2009. Many version of the letter ‘R’ and the hindi (Devnagari script) version of the letter were sent out. Designs have been shortlisted to represent Indian culture and ethos. At the same time they are easy to write and comprehend. The one closest to be finalised is with the Devnagari letter ‘R’ with two slashes. The shortlisted designers were asked to present their designs to a seven-member jury, comprising officials from the government and RBI and representatives from institutes like National Institute of Design, Lalit Kala Akademi, J J Institute of Applied Art and Indira Gandhi National Centre. Government is all set to decide on one today. Image courtesy – Timesofindia.com

  1. Dushtika
    June 24, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I think we should rather use a symbol derived from a Hindi letter our national language and not the english alphabet R… It is believed that the dollar sign was made by mixing U with S (of United States) and droping the lower part of the letter U… Euro as designed after the greek epsilon(Є)… None of them have used anything of foriegn origin for their national currency symbol… Then why should we???

  2. Ahmed Mustafa
    June 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I always have been encountering the problem of writing Rupees in short as Rs. in computer. I have tried both in US and the International versions of microsoft OS but it is not there. It would really be nice to get a symbol of it. I would like to opt for the simple Rs. or R followed by a subscripted s. Now some people would support the devnagri one with the sentiment of Indian tradition but at the same time we should not forget that we already bestowed ourselves into a foreign language. Not only this there are numerous reasons. So it would be better if the English alphabetize one is selected.

    Any ways let us see which one is selected.

  3. Dushtika
    June 30, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Even in USA & UK there are schools and coleges teaching hindi, also researching on hindi literature and culture alike… to the extent many hindi words have been added up in the dictionery… yet for a national symbol they will never consider a hindi letter… But we are so deep trying to step in their shoes and thinking of international standards that we hardly take all this factor into consideration… Its not about disliking or disregarding other languages and cultures but its about being faithfull to your own…

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