Minister of Communications, Manoj Sinha unveiled the Commemorative Postage Stamps on Rio Olympic Games on Friday and said the unique initiative will motivate the Rio-bound Indian athletes.
Issuing stamps on games of wrestling, badminton, shooting and boxing, the Minister said, the Department of Posts had always issued special stamps on important occasions to rekindle the spirit of patriotism and for advancement of National Interest. He said that this time a record number of players from India were participating in Rio and expressed the hope that it will lead to positive outcome.
Sinha said that by issuing stamps the postal department will be able to attract the attention of the countryman towards this sporting event as there are more than one and half lakh post offices in the country which will sell the stamps.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Vijay Goel joined Sinha in unveiling the Stamps. Secretary, Department of Sports BV Sudhakar and Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajiv Yadav were also present on the occasion.