Friday, March 13, 2009

WANTED: Symbol for the Indian Rupee.

We are sure none of us never took notice of this amiss: India is minus a currency symbol.

Whether this was purely a fact missed by everyone or a conscious decision to not have a currency symbol till date. Whatever the reasons, steps have now been taken to proceed towards having a currency symbol of our own. The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance India has thrown open a competition to the public for the design of the symbol for the Indian Rupee.

All the major currencies in the world like the Japanese Yen, U.S. Dollar, GB Pound, Euro etc. are represented through beautifully designed symbols and it is only a matter of time now that India will also turn up with one of its own. We thought of shaking up the creative bent in you by sharing this write-up on this bit of news which was not given due recognition by the media at large.

So what are you waiting for? Here is the motivation for you: A whopping Rs. 2,50,000/- in prize money announced by the Government for any one who comes up with a design by April 15, 2009.

For the detailed circular dated 26-Feb-2009, please visit

Happy Designing . . .


rishanki March 13, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

ya i really support dis idea.....afterall india is 1 of d worlds leading nations......n v deserve an independent symbol 4 our country..

Neha March 14, 2009 at 12:09 AM  

Yes! we should work together upon the idea so that our rupee would recognize with a graceful symbol.

Pied Piper March 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM  

This is indeed a rewarding news. I have already posted my submission after reading this blog. Thank you Dream Team. I hope its mine that's the chosen one.

Raghav March 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM  

Thats true yaar i never realized this fact that our own rupee dont have symbol...... thanks dream team for reminding me that... and being a designer i should give it a try to make a symbol for our own rupee...

Pankaj Sharma March 16, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

Its better late than never....

Finally..finally..the policy makers of India has come up with an idea to bring a symbolic representation to the Indian Rupee. So friends do not put your horses of creativity to the rest and let them come up with a unique identity to the Indian Rupee. Best of luck.

Sri March 18, 2009 at 4:01 AM  

gr8 initiative i must's time Rupee gets its symbol. After all, it won't be long before our currency shares the podium with Dollars and Euros and Yens.

Manikanda April 11, 2009 at 6:49 AM  

Hi can anyone tell me what does 4 point font size mean??

samirshomepage April 22, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

Here is my design for Indian Rupee

— Samir

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