India Post releases commemorative postage stamps on Ramayana in London

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New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2017 1:24:43 PM

India Post has released commemorative postage stamps on Ramayana in High Commission of India, London. India Post has tweeted on its official handle.

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India Post has released commemorative postage stamps on Ramayana in High Commission of India, London. India Post has tweeted on its official handle. Earlier, the central government had decided to release stamps on Ramayana, Mahabharata. “I have discussed it with Philately board. Postal Stamps should be issued on Ramayana and Mahabharata series. Country’s great cultural concepts should be respected,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said.

On September 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram’s life at the historic Tulsi Manas Mandir in Varanasi and said he was a source of inspiration for every individual. “There have been many stamps on Lord Ram, but this is the first of its kind stamp, which depicts different aspects of his life. This has not been done in the past. I am happy that I have got the opportunity to do this from the holy soil of Manas,” the PM had said.

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“The life of Lord Ram is a source of inspiration for every individual. If we look at the life of Mahatma Gandhi, we see Lord Ram became a mantra for him since his childhood. Every aspect of the life of a great man (mahapurush) and chetnapurush (man who awakens consciousness) like him (Lord Ram) motivates us,” PM Modi said. The Prime Minister said he could have released the stamp either at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan or his own residence, but then a thought came to his mind that it is the auspicious period of Navratra, and in the life of Lord Ram, Navratra and Vijayadashami hold special significance. “A place where memories of Tulsidas are still alive…. There cannot be a better place than this Manas Mandir for releasing the postage stamp,” PM Modi said.

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