NEW DELHI, 3rd December, 2019 (WAM) – In a gesture to mark the UAE’s 48th National Day, the Indian government has issued a special postal cover with images of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Mahatma Gandhi with streaming replicas of the national flags of their respective countries under those images.
The postal cover also has a special postmark with the legend in English and Hindi that reads “48th National Day: United Arab Emirates” and a New Delhi dateline below the legend. The back of the cover is adorned with the logo of India Post and details of the government’s issuing authority.
Philatelists in India told the Emirates News Agency, WAM, that issuance of a special postal cover and postmark is a rare honour in India and reflects the current, flourishing bilateral relations between the UAE and India.
Philately was a dominating theme at a reception hosted by the UAE Ambassador to India, Dr Ahmed Al Banna, at the Taj Palace here to celebrate the 48th National Day.
Source: By Krishnan Nayar