Friday, October 2, 2009

Gandhi's 140th Birth Anniversary - 02-Oct-2009 - Internation Day of Non Violence

It's quite interesting. It's Gandhi's 140th Birth Anniversary. On 15-June-2007, United Nations decided that 2-Oct be observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.

It's not surprising to see postage stamps and special cancels and souvenir covers are issued.
1. India Issues a Special Definitive Postage Stamp. Rs 25.00 Denomination Stamp & Sheet of 70 Stamps

2. South India Philatelic Association (SIPA) has also issued a special Hologram Cover today on this occasion. It perhaps is the first Gandhi Hologram of it's kind.

3. United Nations issued a souvenir stamp of US$ 1.00 and souvenir card. Click here to order one from the United Nations Website for yourself. The description is below.

A New York card on the theme “International Day of Non-Violence” will be issued on 2 October 2009. The card depicts a picture of Mahatma Gandhi and the new US$ 1.00 definitive stamp. The card carries a statement by BAN Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and by S. M. Krishna, Minister External Affairs of India.

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