United States Postal Service launches Diwali stamp

Q.  Which India festival has USPS issued a postage stamp for, marking the first time the US Postal Service is making such an initiative?
- Published on 25 Aug 16

a. Holi
b. Dusshera
c. Diwali
d. Eid

ANSWER: Diwali
Before this, Hinduism was the only major world religion for which a postage stamp had not been issued by the USPS
  • US Postal Service on 22nd August announced that it will issue the Diwali postage stamp.
  • This marks a long pending demand of the Indo-American community in the United States.
  • Diwali stamp is being issued as a “Forever” stamp according to the official statement by USPS.
  • Stamp design as shown by the USPS is a photograph featuring a traditional die oil map lit against a sparkling gold background
  • Issue ceremony will be held at NYC Indian consulate
  • New York based Ranju Batra chairing Diwali Stamp project had led the campaign to send 1000s of letters to USPS regarding this in the past.
  • He had also campaigned before the US Congress.

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