UN postal agency to issue special Diwali stamp next month

New York: With a view to commemorate the festival of Diwali this year, the UN postal agency will issue special stamps here next month.

The United Nations Postal Administration will issue a New York special event sheet on October 19 to mark the Indian festival of lights.

“Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is the joyous and popular festival of lights, which is celebrated in India and across the world by followers of many faiths,” the UN agency said.

The sheet in the denomination of USD 1.15 contains ten stamps and tabs featuring festive lights and the symbolic lamps known as ‘diyas’.

The background of the sheet features the United Nations Headquarters building illuminated with the message of “Happy Diwali” to celebrate the spirit of the festival.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin has welcomed the announcement.

In October 2016, the United States Postal Service (USPS) launched a commemorative stamp in honour of the festival of Diwali.

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