KATHMANDU, Dec. 13: The Department of Postal Services has brought into use three new postage stamps depicting the Asia Pacific Postal Union, the first Sagarmatha summit by a team of civil servants and the World AIDS Day.
Minister for Information and Communications Raj Kishore Yadav affixed the first cancellation mark on the stamps amidst a function held in the capital on Thursday.
The stamp marking the 50th anniversary of Asia Pacific Postal Union is of 35 rupees denomination and that of World AIDS Day is of five rupees denomination. Both were designed by Purna Kala Bista.
Likewise, the stamp depicting the first ascent to the world´s tallest mountain Sagarmatha by civil servants is designed by Mohan Rana and is of 10 rupee denomination.
Speaking on the occasion, Communications Minister Yadav said the postage stamp carrying the image of the first summit to Mt Sagarmatha by civil servants of Nepal is of special importance, as it has been able to highlight the courageous character of Nepali civil servants.
Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Joint-secretary at the Ministry of Communications Sushil Kumar Ojha, civil servant Khim Lal Gautam, who was part of the team that scaled Mt Sagarmatha and other speakers shed light on the importance of the postage stamps released today.