India Post Can Immortalize You with \’My Stamp\’

All India Radio published an interesting feature on My Stamp on its website .Full article is at\’My-Stamp\’.asp

By Rajesh C. Bali

Stamp collection is one such hobby which has touched almost everyone during his school days. Many of them have carried it on for life even. Since the collection of any new stamp\"my has always been a priced possession for the collector for various reasons but the most important is on whom the stamp has been released? The collector feels honoured to have a stamp of a famous personality in his/her collection.

Now, one can have his own postal stamp also in his anthology. Surprised? Yes, it is true. Almost an year old scheme of the India Post has started gaining momentum. Entitled as \’My Stamp\’, the scheme enables a person to personalise the postal stamp with his or someone else\’s photograph. Logos of institutions, designs of heritage buildings or anything of a person\’s choice could also be personalised in the stamp. Such commemorative stamp when affixed on a postal material would surely surprise the receiver also.

Senior Postmaster, Jalandhar City, K.P. Meena told AIR that the price for a \’My Stamp\’ sheet containing 12 personalised stamps is Rs. 300. One can choose from various sheets having different flowers to print the stamp. After publication the photograph will appear along with the flower. The stamp is in the denomination of Five Rupees. So go ahead and get yourself immortalized. At the same time do not forget to present one such surprise as a gift to the one you love.

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