Indonesia issues postage stamp in the honor of Ramayana

Jakarta, Apr. 25 (HS): On the occasion of 70 years of bilateral relations with India, Indonesia has released a special commemorative postage stamp on the theme of Ramayana on Tuesday.
Indonesia is the country with the highest Muslim population. During these 70 years there have been strong strategic relationships between India and Indonesia.
According to a statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Indonesia, this stamp has been designed by Indonesian renowned sculptor Bukkum Nyoman Nuarta. Ramayana’s incident is on the postal stamp, in which Jatayu is seen bravely fighting to save Sita.
A specially signed version of the stamp will be on display at the Philately Museum in Jakarta.Limited edition covers of the special stamp were distributed by Department of Posts during an inaugural event organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and the Embassy of India here on Tuesday.
Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir in his keynote address recalled the ancient cultural and civilizational bonds between India and Indonesia.
Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Rawat underlined the significant strides both nations have made in their bilateral relations in the last 70 years with a high point being the elevation of the bilateral relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in May 2018 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.
This program was jointly organized by both the countries. On this occasion, these limited-edition special memorials were distributed to the people present in the postal stamp program.
During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Indonesia in 2018, it was decided that both the countries would celebrate their diplomatic relations with 70 years of full.
In this program, a special picture was shown from 1949 to 2019, showing some special moments of Indo-Indonesia relations.Ramayana has a deep impression on Indonesia with 90 percent Muslim population. Ramakath is an integral part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.
Ramayana is called Ramayana Kakawin (poetry). Ramayana’s characters are also used for teaching in schools there. Hindusthan Samachar

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