Indian Rupee Symbol
Rupee symbol: A makeover
The rupee symbol that has been defining the currency of India for years is now on a verge of a makeover. Now the question arises will the new symbol that resembles a Hindi word ‘RA’ blended with a roman character ‘R’ will also give a new identity to the Indian currency. Will the new symbol, designed by Bombay IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar, appeal to the Indian only or will it have a charming effect internationally too still remains a question?
It might be considered that on one side this symbol will give a distinctive and unique identity to the currency from the Rupee or the Rupya of the countries like Sri Lanka and Pakistan and on other hand it will show the strong bonding of the country towards the language as well as its amalgamation with roman English. It shows a global combination of modernity and tradition. This will provide the country with a global face and highlight its strengths. If the symbol needs to be explain it might be predicted as ‘Ra’ to be the currency and the two lines in the symbol shows a balance of economy within the country and with other countries
This makeover will help India join the group of countries and make it the 5th country which has a unique and distinctive currency symbol which will denote the robustness of the Indian economy.
The IIT graduate considers the currency to be containing the integrity of the country as it explains it to have based on the Tricolour with two lines at the top and white space in between representing the Indian flag with the Ashoka chakra.
Though the rupee symbol will not be used on the currency notes or coins for some time it will form a part in the ‘Unicode Standard’ and major scripts of the world .This will make sure that it gets its recognition worldwide