İrem UZUN -TDO- Britain will commission a commemorative coin to mark the 90th anniversary of the final visit by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, its finance minister announced Thursday. Gandhi came to London in 1931 for a roundtable conference on India’s future and ended up traveling around Britain, including visiting textile workers in Lancashire.
“I’ve asked the team at the Royal Mint to bring forward proposals for a new, commemorative coin of Gandhi,” Chancellor Sajid Javid said. Javid’s Muslim parents moved from Pakistan to Britain before he was born in 1969. He announced the plan while he was named as the most influential Asian in Britain for the second consecutive year at the GG2 Leadership Awards later today. During his speech, he said "Gandhi taught us that power does not just come from wealth or high office… We must always remember the values he lived his life by and that our parents brought with them when they arrived here all those years ago".