Thursday, July 15, 2010

A good news : Rupee has a symbol! IIT-ian's design selected

Finally, the Rupee has a symbol like other major global currencies! In a historic event, a five-member jury set up to finalise symbol for the rupee selected the design presented by IIT-ian D Udaya Kumar. The Union Cabinet approved the symbol on Thursday noon. Speakin...g to on Thursday, a proud D Udaya Kumar said: "My design is based on the Tricolour, with two lines at the top and white space in between. I wanted the symbol for the Rupee to represent the Indian flag.

It is a perfect blend of Indian and Roman letters: a capital 'R', and Devanagari 'ra', which represent rupiya, to appeal to international and Indian audiences." "I worked on it for few months and made numerous designs. Finally, I shortlisted 8 to 10 designs and then refined them further till I got this one," he said. "I got to know of my design having been chosen to represent the rupee from a media report. It is proud moment for me.

But I cannot rely on a media report alone as I have yet to get a confirmation from the finance ministry," he said, keeping his fingers crossed. "I will be joining the design department at IIT-Guwahati on Friday, and am looking forward to hearing the good news," he added.See

1 comment:

  1. Great work Udaya..... Thanks a lot for giving us such nice and meaningfull symbol....