Not Saibaba, Not Swami Vivekananda, Not Adi Sankaracharya but why only Alphonsa?

via published on June 13, 2010

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

Shri M. Prasad
Joint Secretary (Admn.) & Director of Public Grievances.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Request to stop production and distribution of coins which propagates and glorifies only Christian Religion.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is an NGO engaged in Nation building, educating people about Dharma and Dharmacharan (religion & righteousness), and awakening and uniting Hindus peacefully and through legal means. Kindly visit our website for further details.

We came across a five Rupee coin with one side embossed with Saint Sister Alphonsa birth centenary 1910-2009 and her photograph. After seeing this there is lot of unrest and people are protesting against this coin. We regret to state that Ministry of Finance GOI always neglects our rich Indian and Hindu culture,Hindu Dharma and Hindu Saints and purposely glorifies minority saints and symbols while producing currency and coins. Ministry of Finance had produced two Rupee coins with Christian cross for which there were lot of protests throughout India. Similarly you have produced a coin with one side embossed with Sister Alphonsa who is unknown to majority Indians and who might have been active during British rule in India doing conversions,miracles etc. This has hurt our sentiments and we have received lot of complaints in this matter.

In view of above you are requested to withdraw this disputed five rupee coin which glorifies only Christian Saint and purposely neglects Hindu Dharmagurus and Saints.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this letter and inform us the action taken in this matter at the earliest.

Thanking you ,

Yours Faithfully,


For Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

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