Afghan Post issues postal stamps on Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

Afghan Post issues postal stamps on Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

Afghan Post issues postal stamps on Gandhi’s 150th anniversary

On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Afghan Post, the state-run postal services company, has established a Mahatma Gandhi postage stamp to pay homage to the great Indian historical personality.

The postal stand was made with the aim to boost Afghan-Indo friendship and bilateral ties between the brotherly nations, acting Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Fahim Hashimi said.

The Mahatma Gandhi postage label was unveiled during a ceremony on Wednesday, attended by the Afghan Minister of Communications and Information Technology at the Indian Embassy in Kabul.

Calling Gandhi an exemplary personality is hardly working for peace, Hashimi said that that 2,500 stamps with the name of Gandhi on it were printed.

Indian Ambassador to Kabul Vinay Kumar offered his sincere gratitude to Afghan Post for releasing a set of three postal stamps to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

He also honored the deep bond of friendship between the two nations.

He mentioned the strong bond between the two countries that boosts various sectors such as education, training and capacity building with more than 340 small development projects – which had been completed in Afghanistan in the last 14 years.

Establishing a postal stamp was another step to expand the bilateral ties, said Kumar, adding “India’s post department is a very famous institute for training and we would be willing to offer training courses for Afghan post staffs.”

Kumar also spoke about the Indo-Afghan Air Corridor and Chabahar port, he said that economic relation was going to further expand between the countries.

India would remain in partnership with the government of Afghanistan in different aspects, he concluded.

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