Patna: A set of four postal stamps and a special cover on Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualised by a philatelist from Bihar has been issued by the Department of Posts (DoP).
"I conceptualised the stamps and special cover to mark the ascendancy of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India. It was a popular event and not only our own country but the entire world was watching it with keen interest. The DoP issued it under 'My Stamp' series on May 26, the day he took oath," philatelist Pradeep Jain said.
The set of four stamps with a face value of Rs 5 each shows a smiling Modi in four different poses, covered with petals of flowers like Lily, Pansy and Dahlia.
The cover depicts a smiling Modi emerging from a fully blossomed lotus. The famous Navkar Mantra of the Jains is printed on the cover, which is titled 'The Power of Namo'.
The stamps and the cover were taken to Delhi by a senior Bihar BJP leader and presented to Modi and BJP President Rajnath Singh.