India on Philately Day 2013
A Miniature Sheet consisting of 1 no. of commemorative postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi on postage stamps :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 12, 2013
Issued for : Department of Posts reaffirms its commitment to the teachings and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi by issuing a Souvenir Sheet. On the occasion of ‘Philately Day’, Department of Posts is paying tribute to the most prominent and influential leader of our country, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who has played a pivotal role in building a free and democratic India. His indelible contribution in India’s freedom struggle has inspired many generations and great leaders of humankind.
Design : The Souvenir sheet issued depicts Mahatma Gandhi with spinning wheel (Charkha) in the background as he propagated ‘Khadi’, a hand-woven cloth all through his life. The stamp on Souvenir sheet is a collage of two stamps issued by Department of Posts in 1948 and 1969. It also has in background a slightly modified version of a stamp issued on Mahatma Gandhi in 1969.
Souvenir Sheet/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 2000 Paise
Souvenir Sheet : 0.41 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
- “Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth”.
- Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life to the wider purpose of discovering truth, or ‘Satya’. He tried to achieve this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. He not only propagated the ideals of truth, non violence and ethical means but also lived his life following these ideals. Mahatma Gandhi’s greatness is unparalleled in history and is unlikely to be surpassed in the coming century.
- In the present era of globalization and technical revolution, the development of digitized communications system has affected every area of human life, in every part of the world. It has reshaped and transformed the ways in which people organize their lives, interact with each other and participate in the various spheres of society. In spite of the rapid growth of electronic communication services, the existence of physical communication infrastructure, as provided by postal services, remains an essential element in the exchange of information in both developed and developing countries. However, the customer is now more in control. Customers are now much more demanding and well informed about service standards. This control and power comes from their use of technology — new media, mobile, computers and new methods of interacting with each other.
- In such a scenario, where customer satisfaction is a key to survival for any organization, the words of Mahatma Gandhi regarding the importance of the customers hold great significance. He said, “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.”
- Text : Department of Posts.