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Stamps on Tagore and Teresa to be released soon

Commemorative stamps would be released by the Postal Department here to mark the 150th birth anniversary of poet Rabindranath Tagore and Mother Teresa’s birth centenary.

“Tagore wrote a play ‘Dak Ghar’ (post office). As a child, he had dreamt of working in a post office,” Director of GPO, Kolkata, Anil Kumar said.

For the stamp on the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, research was underway to determine the best way to depict her life and service to the poor, Mr. Kumar said.

Besides, the stamps, First Day Covers, diaries, greetings cards and calendars on Tagore and Teresa would be released this year, he said.

There would be commemorative items too like coffee mugs which would have stamps and rare photos imprinted on them besides the messages of Tagore and Teresa. Read more at…

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