New postal stamps released

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Mohan Bahadur Basnet

KATHMANDU — Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said the postal services should be upgraded as per the people’s need and aspirations.

While affixing first cancellation mark on postage stamps portraying various cultural entities, traditional cuisine and animals brought by the Department of Postal Services on Friday, Minister Basnet said these postal stamps were reflecting Nepali cultures and inspiring all to respect diversity.

The postage stamps portraying Pokali Falls of Okhaldhunga district, typical Newari food (Yomari and Lakhamari), Nepali breads (Selroti and Anarsa), traditional Nepali ornaments (Tilahari, Bala, Kalki and Bulaki), national flag and the logo of Election Commission were released amid a function in the capital city.

The Department also introduced new postage stamps carrying the images of poet and singer Dharmaraj Thapa, and politician Saroj Koirala. The stamps’ costs vary from one rupee to 500 rupees.

Similarly, speaking in the same programme, Minister of State at the Ministry of Information and Communications Tapta Bahadur Bista opined for reestablishing the postal service rather than searching its alternative.

The Department’s Officiating Director General Rajan Poudel said that the images printed on the postages reflect Nepali cultures. RSS