Canada, In­dia stamps to com­mem­o­rate Di­wali

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IN­DIA and Canada will jointly is­sue two sets of com­mem­o­ra­tive postage steps on the theme of Di­wali, the gov­ern­ment an­nounced.

The stamps will be re­leased on September 21 as per a Me­moran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing signed be­tween the postal de­part­ments of the two coun­tries.

“In­dia and Canada have a long-stand­ing close re­la­tion­ship based on shared val­ues of democracy, plu­ral­ism, equal­ity for all and rule of law. Strong peo­ple-to-peo­ple con­tacts and the pres­ence of a large In­dian Di­as­pora in Canada pro­vide a strong foun­da­tion for the re­la­tion­ship,” a state­ment from the In­dian gov­ern­ment said.

It said the theme of Di­wali was cho­sen “con­sid­er­ing the large pres­ence of In­dian Di­as­pora” in Canada.

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