Lord Krishna-themed Coin to be Released by Chad on Janmashtami

first_imgA silver coin embossed with Lord Krishna’s image will be released on August 15 on the occasion of Janmashtami by the Republic of Chad. The coin, weighing 100 gm, is made from pure silver.More than 250 pieces on sale “There will be 251 pieces made available for sale in the Indian market out of a total of 501. The price has been kept at Rs 25,555 per coin with free shipping within India,” the designer of the coin, numismatist Alok K Goyal, said, IANS reported.Not the first timeThe introduction of the coin is being seen as an acknowledgment of the popularity of Indian art and culture in the African country. In a similar initiative, Ivory Coast released a Lord Ganesha-themed coin in 2013. The following year, a Lord Venkateswara coin was minted by Palau, located in the western Pacific region.In 2015,  Cook Islands also came up with a Bhagwan Adinath coin. Last month, Tuvalu Island located in the Australian Pacific Ocean designed a coin with Goddess Laxmi on it.The news agency quoted officials as saying that the coin, which is being released by Chad, will be 65 mm in diameter and 40 mm in height. A 3D figure of baby Krishna on a leaf is featured on the coin and it will be decorated with more than 50 pieces of Swarovski crystals.Celebrating the Hindu GodArtisans from a small village of Malda in West Bengal have also designed a special container made of bamboo for the coin. The coin is made in Switzerland, packed in an airtight capsule shaped like a dome and carries a partially enamel hue. The coin comes with a booklet narrating the Hindu mythology of Lord Krishna. Related Itemslast_img read more

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first_imgArizona doesn’t have a quarterback on the roster after starter Carson Palmer retired following the 2017 season.Backups Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert are free agents, leaving the Cardinals with an entire position group to fill in.“We’re the best team to come (to) that needs a quarterback,” Johnson said. “I mean, we went 8-8 with a lot of injuries, and we have a great defense. We have a new offense, new system coming around, so we’ll all be learning at the same time.”Foles is under contract for next year, but his contract is set up so that it’s likely Philadelphia uses him as a trade chip at some point in the 2019 season.General manager Steve Keim said Arizona will be aggressive in free agency, the trade market and in the draft to find the quarterbacks for the 2018 roster and beyond.Cousins is the most highly sought-after option and appears on the way out of Washington after the Redskins agreed to trade for quarterback Alex Smith. Many analysts see the Cardinals as a landing spot for Cousins, who is expected to earn the largest contract ever handed out in the NFL.Asked about Cousins directly on ESPN’s First Take, Peterson gave his pitch for the quarterback to join him in the desert. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 9 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) greets Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 31-23. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Before hitting the dead of the offseason, two of the biggest faces of the Arizona Cardinals are getting in their recruiting pitches.Making media rounds heading into Super Bowl Sunday, running back David Johnson and cornerback Patrick Peterson let it be known that they would love to have a premier starting quarterback join their team.They weren’t shy about naming names, either.“I wouldn’t mind Kirk Cousins or Nick Foles,” Johnson said on NFL Network. “There’s a lot of quarterbacks out there.”center_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Why not? I believe Kirk can definitely, can get us over the top,” Peterson said. “He’ll be in warm weather, he’ll be playing on one of the best turfs in the NFL. We have some great talent around him, running game, receivers, tight end — you name it, we have everything he needs to be successful.”Even Larry Fitzgerald, who remains coy about his decision on whether he will retire or not, pitched Cousins while visiting the Dan Patrick Show on Friday.“I don’t know for sure if I’ll be back next year, but Arizona is a great place. I know you’re an avid golfer, similar to me, I can get you tee times anywhere you want there,” the receiver said.And asked if Fitzgerald’s decision to return would be tied to Cousins’ own, he employed more private recruiting tactics, telling Cousins, “Talk to me off camera.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more