Have you got your hands on the new Rs 2,000 note yet? After PM Modi’s announcement to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, that’s the question most Indians are asking each other. But buzz on Twitter was that the new note had an error on it.
The so called ‘error’ is on the back side of the note, as reported by news website Satyagraha. The back side of the note has the value of the currency written in 15 languages.
I noticed 2000 new note has some printing mistake in hindi on back side https://t.co/t8WP5U6L1O
— anil kumar gupta (@omanil32) November 11, 2016
Mistake in the new ₹2K note. It says Don Hazar Rupiya in Hindi. I am told there is a mistake in the Urdu text also. pic.twitter.com/Rq7hB05Nzi
— Tushar (@TusharG) November 11, 2016
The confusion may have stemmed from the fact that the Devanagari script has been used. But Hindi alone doesn’t use the script. Other major Indian languages – Marathi, Nepali, Konkani and Sanskrit are also written in Devanagari.
— Srini Vinodh (@Srini_Vinodh) November 12, 2016
@TusharG It's Konkani boss. We also live in India.
— St. Vikram of Bandra (@KonkaniBoy) November 11, 2016
So the Devanagari script is used five times on the note, to write in five different languages. While the news of the error created panic among Twitterati, who began to wonder if the Reserve Bank of India would have to withdraw the notes again, we can all relax, because the “error” is just an expression of the value in another language.