The festival of lights is just around the corner and it seems like India is not the only country set to celebrate the festival in all its splendour.
In a heartwarming gesture, the United Nations postal agency has released a special stamp sheet to commemorate the festival and show solidarity towards India.
Setting an example that festivals are meant to bring people from all castes, creeds and across borders together, the UNPA took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Today, UN Stamps issued a special event sheet to commemorate the festival of #Diwali . The sheet in the denomination of US$ 1.15 contains ten stamps and tabs featuring festive lights and the symbolic lamps known as diyas.. More @ https://t.co/jMUKgBI3S6 pic.twitter.com/kMFzbfwms6
— UNPA (@unstamps) October 19, 2018
Each stamp sheet has ten stamps with diyas and lights in various colours and costs about 14.95 USD, which is about Rs 1100 in Indian currency.
Also, don’t miss the night-time photograph of the UN headquarters building illuminated with the message of “Happy Diwali”!
To check out these beautiful stamps or avail of them, log on to the UN Stamps website here.
Kudos to the UN for the wonderful gift to India!
We wish you love and light this festive season! Hope you all have a good one.
(Edited By Vinayak Hegde)