New Delhi: The supervision on Wednesday defended a preference to pause stamps of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi underneath a decisive array observant that postage stamps should honour heading lights of a republic and not members of one family.
Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad pronounced that on a recommendation of a Philatelic Advisory Committee, it has been motionless to emanate decisive array of stamps in a honour of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shivaji, Maulana Azad, Bhagat Singh, Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Vivekananda and Maharana Pratap.
“In a decisive stamp series, a concentration was on one family…though other names were there. Mahatma Gandhi was there, Maulana Azad was there. Dr Ambedkar was there. Dr Bhabha was there.
“Here a whole decisive array is an thorough array that seeks to encapsule a grant of all a heading lights of a leisure transformation including Jawaharlal Nehru. We have been many magnanimous and bargain in giving due approval to people of opposite beliefs and approaches.
All of them have contributed in a really poignant approach to make complicated India,” a apportion said.
On either there was a offer to mislay a name of Indira Gandhi from internal letters, Prasad pronounced a advisory cabinet has suggested Yoga and though no preference has nonetheless been taken.
Congress on Tuesday criticised a government’s preference to pause postal stamps released in memory of Indira and Rajiv observant it was a “sinister try to erase a memory of a dual sufferer Prime Ministers of a country”.
In further to a use of postage stamps for unchanging use underneath a decisive series, a supervision also issues commemorative postage stamps.