Special postal covers on Gandhi's life events released
To commemorate various events in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the postal department on Monday released four special covers for philately lovers.
Kolkata: To commemorate various events in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the postal department on Monday released four special covers for philately lovers.
The covers, designed by Alok K Goyal, who runs the online stamp shop www.Stamps-n-stamps.Com, are based on the route to India followed by Gandhi in 1914 from South Africa, arrival in 1915, last meeting with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1940 and Gandhi attending the second Round Table Conference in London in 1931.
Mit Kumar, Deputy Director of India Post, said "It is an excellent initiative in commemorating 76 years of Netaji's last meeting with Gandhiji along with other special covers." These covers have been issued in a very limited number of 1,000 each.
The covers are affixed with different materials like canvas, wool, silk, wood, etc.
Earlier in October 2015, the department had issued two covers during the West Bengal Philatelic Exhibition (Daker Saaj 2015).
Goyal said they have tied up with the postal department to release a total of 33 such postal covers, each one marking different events in Gandhi's life.