A commemorative postage stamp on the 50 Years of full statehood of Manipur, a state in Northeastern India :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 21, 2022
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue a Commemorative Postage Stamp to commemorate 50 Years of full Statehood of Manipur.
Stamps/FDC/Brochure : Shri Suresh Kumar
Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 305100
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- Manipur literally meaning “A jewelled land” nestled deep within a lush green corner of North East India. It seems much like an exquisite work of art executed by superb hands of Nature and is indeed a State of exquisite natural beauty and splendors. Manipur lies on a melting pot of culture. This is the place where Rajashree Bhagyachandra created the famous Ras Lila, the classical dance of Manipur, out of his enchanting dream by the grace of Lord Krishna.
- Bestowed with diverse flora and fauna, Manipur is home to host a species hard to spot elsewhere. One with an inclination for tourist adventure will be greeted in this state with pleasant surprises ranging from virgin forests to cascading waterfalls, breath-taking hill-sites, valley-view and streams flowing to lakes levelled by shades of emerald.
- The fish cuisines offered by the local eateries pamper one’s palate with a flavour one would find missing even in the world-acclaimed foods elsewhere in the world. If you are a sports-freak, freak out at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex at Imphal, a unique complex which houses all the major stadia in one complex, or be enthralled by the skilful matches of the State’s indigenous games. One with a penchant for classical dances may enter into a show of Manipuri Dance and get entranced for hours. Of course, the piece-de-resistance is the unique handloom and handicraft products. Rows of open stalls in concrete sheds manned by women folk of the main market display such stuff in colourful varieties.
- The hills of Manipur echo and reflect different sound and sights. They are inhabited by ethnic groups with a global outlook. Food habits there tilt heavily on non-vegetarian delicacies. Cross-topped church-spires adorn the countryside. Feminine dresses are often embroidered with traditional patterns.
- The people of Manipur include Meitei, Naga, Kuki, Meitei Pangal and other colourful communities which have lived together in complete harmony for centuries. These are the people whose folklore, myths & legends, dances, indigenous games and martial arts, exotic handlooms & handicrafts are infested with the mystique of nature. The wonders has no end in Manipur.
- Having teetered under the yoke of British colonialism from 1891 to 1947, it is to the credit of freedom loving Manipur is that their collective walk along the path of mainstream nationalism has not tottered in the post-independence era. 1949 heralded the merger of Manipur with the Union of India. In 1972, it became a full-fledged State with a 60 members Legislative Assembly out of which 19 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and one for Scheduled Castes. The people of Manipur elect two MPs for the Lok Sabha and one MP for the Rajya Sabha.
- Text : Based on information received from the proponent.