If you wish to get a stamp released on a theme of your choice, it’s time for your wish to come true by a special facility provided by Postal Department. Explaining in detail about this service Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region told that India Post is inviting suggestions of the general public for new subjects/ themes to be depicted on the Commemorative Postage Stamps. The suggestions can be given on any theme related to art, culture, national heritage, flora and fauna, sports, wild life, nature, historical monuments, children oriented subjects and world heritage. The Theme/ subject should be such that can be depicted on the stamps in a visually appealing manner so as to be of inters to Philatelic collectors.
Director Postal Services, Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav further clarified that suggestions given regarding personalities, institutions, and events will not be considered. This poll with the name “Suggest a Stamp” will remain open up to 15 February, 2013 and suggestion may be sent to e-mail address ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
Director Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav told that best three suggestions, chosen at National Level will be recommended for inclusion in Stamp issue programme of 2014 and suitable credits will be given in the Information Boucher for suggesting the selected theme/ subject.
Mr. Yadav also told that before submitting the entry, the catalogue of stamps issued, available on India Post’s website www.indiapost.gov.in may be perused so as to avoid any repetition in the subjects/ themes. Postal Department is also writing letters to different Departments, Institutions, schools and colleges for wide publicity of the scheme.