President of India Released Postage Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala

\"angarikaThe President of India, Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on \"angarikaAnagarika Dharmapala at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 25th October  2014.Speaking on the occasion, the President said release of the commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala will contribute towards further strengthening the bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka and bring the two nations closer. He was confident that the relations between the two countries will continue to further strengthen in the coming years to the mutual benefit of our two peoples.

The President said this stamp release on one of the apostles of Buddhism, once again reminds us to work relentlessly and collectively to ensure an era of peace, stability and friendly bilateral and multilateral ties in order to create an enabling environment for the rapid socio-economic development of the people.

The President paid his humble homage to Anagarika Dharmapala on the occasion and congratulated the Department of Posts for bringing out the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala who worked selflessly all his life with a missionary zeal to propagate Buddhist ideals and to restore the glory of Buddhism.

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5 Responses to President of India Released Postage Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala


    One more personality stamp
    No wonder values on e-Bay shops has fallen
    some 25 per cent since 2012.

  2. Purushothaman. R Rourkela says:

    I do understand the reception from the philatelist fraternity about the personality issues. But even the personalities can be made marvellous by a professional designer. There is no dearth for such expert designers in India. A lot of people are there with innovative ideas. Thanks to the effort of our India post which is very meticulous in avoiding such pitfalls and continue with its policy of sticking to the designers whose energy enthusiasm and imagination have gone dry long back. Sometimes I used to think will not it be better to discontinue the release of commemoratives altogether? If discontinued the philatelists will have nothing to laugh at. So the show should continue and let us watch it silently.

    • Santanu Panigrahi, Sambalpur,Odisha. says:

      You are right Mr. Purushothaman. But who will tell the India Post Official that the philatelist are bored now seeing the personality issue. Only solution is to stop buying personality issue.

  3. g. ramkumar says:

    actually you cannot change the image of a personality so it has to reflect the actual figure what it is, so as to say that the image of m.k. ghandhi which will be shown from the date he entered into public for promoting sathyagraha from that day he was shown in different aspirations in different postures so the photo image has been taken as an inspiration and reflected in painting so far our philatelic bureau is concerned it gives more importance for natural artistic view to present the personalities than an unnatural view for example in the recent clean india concept also it has given more importance for personal artistic view than any other form even in this modern computer generation, this attitude has to be appreciated. so i feel there is no second opinion related to personality stamps are concerned.


    India Post seems to have the brain of a cigarette
    smoker. But then, cigarette sales are going up
    despite all sorts of warnings.

    If you look at the quantity of stamps printed,
    Personality issues are issued in the least
    possible numbers than other commemoratives,
    proving they are not appreciated. This should
    have encouraged India Post to stop smoking.
    But, alas they do not cause cancer.

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