Monday, August 08, 2016

MoC Shri Manoj Sinha unveils postage stamps on Rio Olympics

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

05-August-2016 18:55 IST

Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today unveiled the Commemorative Postage Stamps on Rio Olympic Games and said the unique initiative will motivate the Rio-bound Indian athletes.

Issuing stamps on games of wrestling, badminton, shooting and boxing, the Minister said, the Department of Posts had always issued special stamps on important occasions to rekindle the spirit of patriotism and for advancement of National Interest. He said that this time a record number of players from India are participating in Rio and expressed the hope that it will lead to positive outcome.

Shri Sinha said that by issuing stamps the postal department will be able to attract the attention of the countryman towards this sporting event as there are more than one and half lakh post offices in the country which will sell the stamps.

Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Shri Vijay Goel joined Shri Sinha in unveiling the Stamps. Secretary, Department of Sports Shri B.V.Sudhakar and Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Rajiv Yadav were also present on the occasion

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