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Gandhi’s birth anniversary celebrated

Staff at the Sri Lanka Mission in Chennai present the stamps and First Day cover issued for Gandhi’s birth anniversary

The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai organised an event in honour of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and presented Postal Stamps and First Day Cover that were issued by Sri Lanka Post on 2nd of October 2019 to the assembled guests.

Officials of Tamil Nadu State government, Sri Lankan professionals and Indian dignitaries were present at the event.

The Deputy High Commissioner V.Krishnamoorthy referred to Gandhi’s historic visit to Sri Lanka in 1927 and stated that “Gandhi’s futuristic vision was suitable for today’s modern society.”

Additionally, during the event the Chief Post Master General of Tamil Nadu M Sampath stated that Sri Lanka has always had a long lasting relationship with India and the visit enriched the historical moments between the two nations.

Moreover, Sampath said that “Sri Lanka honouring Mahatma Gandhi is a great honour to India” and thanked the Sri Lankan Government for issuing the two Postal Stamps and First Day Cover.  

Deputy High Commissioner Krishnamoorthy presented the commemorative Postal Stamps and First Day Cover to the dignitaries from the Indian Postal Service in Chennai, Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat and media personnel of local bi-lingual dailies.

The event concluded with serving of traditional Sri Lankan delicacies and Sri Lankan tea to the participants.