• 100 Rupees 1981, KM# 276, India, Republic, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
  • 100 Rupees 1981, KM# 276, India, Republic, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
Description

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus. 1981: Food comes first.

Obverse

Depicts the State Emblem of India with Satyameva Jayate below surrounded by the country name and denomination.

The State Emblem of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, preserved in the Sarnath Museum near Varanasi, India. A representation of Lion Capital of Ashoka was officially adopted on 26 January 1950, the day that India became a republic.

The actual Sarnath capital features four Asiatic lions standing back to back, symbolizing power, courage, confidence and pride, mounted on a circular base. At the bottom is a horse and a bull, and at its centre is a wheel (Dharma Chakra). The abacus is girded with a frieze of sculptures in high relief of The Lion of the North, The Horse of the West, The Bull of the South and The Elephant of the East, separated by intervening wheels, over a lotus in full bloom, exemplifying the fountainhead of life and creative inspiration.

"Satyameva Jayate" (Sanskrit: सत्यमेव जयते satyam-eva jayate; lit. "Truth alone triumphs.") is a part of a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad. Following the independence of India, it was adopted as the national motto. It is inscribed in script at the base of the Lion Capital of Ashoka and forms an integral part of the national emblem. The emblem and the words "Satyameva Jayate" are inscribed on one side of all Indian currency.

भारत INDIA
सत्यमेव जयते
रूपये 100 RUPEES

Reverse

A man standing with wheat sheaf on the shoulder and a woman standing with a fruit basket. Date below. Mintmark under the date.

विश्व खाद्य दिवस
WORLD FOOD DAY
1981

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.500
Weight 34.7 g
Diameter 44 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Bombay Mint (B)
Bombay Mint (•)

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