Diwali stamp released by US Postal Service


A Diwali stamp was launched in New York by the US postal service, capping a seven-year campaign by Indian-Americans and influential American lawmakers to commemorate the festival of lights. The stamp was unveiled at the Indian Consulate at an elaborate ‘first-day-of-issue’ dedication ceremony on Wednesday (October 6). The US Postal Service (USPS) stamp features an image of a traditional ‘diya’ lit against a sparkling gold background and the words Forever USA 2016. The ceremony was attended by consul general Riva Ganguly Das, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Diwali stamp project chair Ranju Batra, USPS vice-president for mail entry and payment technology Pritha…

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