Three new postage stamps unveiled

Kathmandu, October 9

The Postal Services Department today unveiled three new postage stamps on the occasion of the 141st World Post Day.

Secretary at the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Sunil Bahadur Malla, affixed the first cancellation mark on the postage stamps depicting Kumbheshower Mahadev at Lalitpur, the 18th SAARC Summit and the postage stamps carrying the message about the threat of earthquakes.

Speaking at the programme, Secretary Malla said that the postal service in the country had failed to provide quality service in lack of adequate physical infrastructures.

Stating that the postal service was the oldest form of communications, he argued that its effectiveness was equally important in these days as well.

Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ramesh Prasad Khanal expressed his confidence that the stamp projecting the 18th SAARC Summit would help spread the message of brotherhood across the South Asian countries.

On the occasion, Joint Secretary at the MoICT, Kabiraj Khanal, Director General of the PSD Drona Pokharel and Philatelic Society Chairperson Ramesh Kumar Shrestha, among others, stressed the need for developing the postal service.