The Centre has agreed to launch a postal stamp to honor the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology of India, Spoke at the India Today Budget Round Table, said that the stamp would be an appropriate honour for the ‘Nightingale of India’.
The stamp will be launched as a commemorative stamp. According to the postal department of India, commemorative stamps are issued in order to commemorate important events and well-known personalities in all the fields, characteristics of nature, beautiful or rare flora and fauna, environmental issues, agricultural activities, national/international issues, etc. These stamps are available only at Philatelic Bureaux and counters or under the Philatelic Deposit Account Scheme, and are printed in limited quantities, and stamps on well known personalities shall not exceed 10% of the Annual Issue Programme, states the guidelines of the Department of Posts.
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday, February 6. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 after testing positive for Covid-19. She was under severe medication at the Intensive Care Unit.
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