The UN postal agency will issue special stamps in New York next month to commemorate the festival of Diwali.
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue a New York special event sheet on the 19th of October to commemorate the festival.
The sheet in the denomination of USD 1.15 contains ten stamps and tabs featuring festive lights and the symbolic lamps known as ‘diyas’.
The background of the sheet features the United Nations Headquarters building illuminated with the message of “Happy Diwali” to celebrate the spirit of the festival.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin has welcomed the announcement.