UVCE students plan Bhagat Singh's portrait with coins

UVCE students plan Bhagat Singh's portrait with coins

Students of University Visvesvarya College of Engineering (UVCE) are taking up a unique initiative to mark revolutionary Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary on Monday. The students are putting together a mosaic portrait of Bhagat Singh with 12,000 coins. The portrait will be on display on the UVCE campus from 10 am.

UVCE Principal Venugopal said students would put together the portrait under 45 minutes. “They approached me with the idea and I encouraged them. Many have forgotten the contribution of Bhagat Singh and it is nice that students are taking up this initiative.” The college helped students print a portrait of the leader on a flex, on which students will arrange coins.

As many as 5,000 five-rupee coins and 7,000 two-rupee coins will be used to make the portrait, said Shreyas, a second-year student of UVCE who is taking part in the initiative. They took the permission of the RBI and approached the State Bank of Mysore for the coins, he added. They spent around Rs 40,000 for the coins and Rs 7,000 on other arrangements for the display. While the students contributed a part of the expenditure, the rest was funded by the college.

A total of 10 students are participating in this event. This would go into the Golden Book of World Records, Indian Book of Records and Miracles World Records,  students said.

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