Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday released a special commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th birth anniversary in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Finance Minister said this moment is big honour for her. She said that the Paramahansa Yogananda was great son of India, who became so recognised globally.
The importance lies in his universal message of bringing harmony among mankind and making it so acceptable globally even when communications modes were limited, she said.
India feels very strongly about this great son of the Universe who brought in harmony to all our hearts and minds, the Finance Minister added.
On the occasion, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, Culture Secretary Arun Goel were also present.