President releases a commemorative postage stamp on ‘silk letter movement’
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on ‘Silk Letter Movement’ at a function at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today (January 11, 2013).***
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the sacrifices of individuals and groups, such as those associated with the Silk Letter Movement, constitute a glorious chapter of India’s history of Freedom struggle and need to be acknowledged and appreciated. The President said that he is happy that the Department of Posts has done its bit over the years and has issued postage stamps to acknowledge the contribution of various groups and movements which in their own ways contributed to the overall effort to liberate India.
The President also complimented Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, for his endeavour to dedicate stamp on a ‘Silk Letter Movement’, as it truly reflects the multi-cultural and multi-faceted dimension of the freedom struggle.