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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Put your pic on postal stamps

ALLAHABAD: On the occasion of Maha Kumbh, Postal department gives you an opportunity to get your picture printed on a postage stamp along with your zodiac sign, said director, Postal Services, Allahabad region. He added that during the philatelic exhibition to be held on January 13 and 14 this year at Art gallery of North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC), 'My Stamp' facility will be launched in Allahabad for the first time. Any living person may get photo printed on postage stamps along with one's zodiac sign.

Other than Zodiac signs there will be option to get photos printed with various flowers for a payment of Rs 300 for a set of 12 stamps. The stamps may even be used for sending letters.

Yadav said the scheme was started in Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow and Agra but now it comes to Allahabad. 'My Stamp' scheme is popular among youngsters and officers of the postal department are hopeful it would be successful in Allahabad too.

Meanwhile, taking part in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda here on Saturday, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Charkhari Uma Bharti expressed dismay at a number of issues from pollution of Ganga to crime against women and the recent killing of Army jawans on the Indo-Pak border.

She said revolutionaries like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh sacrificed their lives at the altar of country and their vision of India and the one envisioned by Swami Vivekananda was a contrast to the India we live in today. Earlier, a procession was taken out from Jwala Devi Inter College which passed through different parts of the city and reached Vivekananda crossing in Civil Lines and was attended by prominent persons including Justice Giridhar Malviya (retired), Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindra Ji Maharaj, former state assembly speaker, Kesri Nath Tripathi, Dr N K S Gaur, Dr Yagyadutt Sharma media in charge Hemant Dubey and others.
Source : The Times of India, 13 Jan, 2013

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