Sharma releases commemorative coin, circulation coin to mark Tatya Tope’s Martyrdom Day
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Apr-2016

New Delhi, April 18: On the occasion of Tatya Tope’s Martyr Day today, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma released a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 200/- and a Circulation Coin of Rs. 10/- on Tatya Tope. The Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Narendra Kumar Sinha was present on the occasion.
One of the most outstanding leaders of India’s First War of Independence, Tatya Tope was a patriot of the highest order. He was captured by the British Forces on 07 April, 1859 and after a hurried trial for waging war against the East India Company, he was hanged to death on 18 April 1859 at Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.

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Ministry of Culture has been celebrating the 200th Birth Anniversary of Tatya Tope during 2015-16 in association with State Government of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh respectively. State Government of Maharashtra organised the Inaugural Function at Shaniwar Wada at Pune on 28 February, 2016.  Before that, a three day Mahotsav named ‘Shaurya Mahotsav’ was held from 26 February 2016.

A Special Lecture and Conference on Tatya Tope was organised by Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) in Delhi on 16 February 2016. The Government of India is also considering creation of infrastructure in the memory of Tatya Tope by constructing a Memorial at Yeola, Nasik, Maharashtra and a War Museum at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in association with the respective State Governments.