New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (October 12) released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 in honour of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia, through a virtual ceremony.

The special coin minted by the Ministry of Finance is being released in celebration of her birth centenary.

Family members of Rajmata Scindia along with other dignitaries also joined the ceremony from different locations all over the country through virtual platform.

PM Modi took to twitter to pay tributes to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia.

PM Narendra Modi said, "Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia dedicated her life to the service of people. She was from a royal family and had no shortage of wealth, power, and other resources. But still, she spent her life for public services, like a mother."

She was a Jana Sangh leader and one of the founding members of the BJP. She was elected to Lok Sabha 7 times and 2 times to Rajya Sabha.

Coming from a royal family, Scindia was one of the major faces of the saffron party and vocal proponent of its core Hindutva issues.

She was born on October 12, 1919. Her daughter Vasundhara Raje and grandson Jyotiraditya Scindia are senior BJP leaders.