Issued in time for his 150th birth anniversary on 2nd October, the stamp bears the image of Gandhi, whose idea of non-violent protest for India’s independence had caught the world’s attention even up to this day.
Gandhi today is touted by many as the ‘Father of India’ because of his role and influence in sparking the country’s pursuit of freedom and national identity.
“As we approach the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Emirates Post is issuing a stamp as a celebration of the values Gandhi embodied and upheld during his lifetime,” commented Abdulla M. Alashram, acting group CEO of Emirates Post Group.
“The stamp serves as a reminder of his significant contribution to human development, and his teachings of tolerance and respect is one of universal relevance.
“Seventy years after his passing, Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy can still be felt the world over and his impact on humanity still lives on.
“The stamp, designed to celebrate an inspirational historical figure, also demonstrates the strong ties the UAE has with India and the contributions Indians have and will play in the development of our communities here in the UAE.”