PM launches int’l version of ‘Vaishnav Jana’, round-shape stamps on Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the international version of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jana To Tene Kahiye…’’ and seven round-shape postage stamps on him.

The Prime Minister released a 5.34 minute-long video of the international version of the Bhajan on the concluding day of four-day-long Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

The international version was sung by artistes from 124 countries.

Mr Modi also released seven stamps on the Father of the Nation. The seven stamps, of denominations Rs 5, Rs 12, Rs 20, Rs 22, Rs 41, and two stamps of Rs 25, were released along with seven sheetlets of 20 stamps each.

The face value of a set of seven round-shaped stamps is Rs 150.

This is for the first time after Independence that round-shape stamps have been issued.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were also present on the occasion.

Today is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.


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