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Stamps released on five National Parks

The Indian Posts on Thursday brought out a set of commemorative postage stamps on five National Parks of the country-- Mudumalai, Bandipur, Bandhavgarh, Periyar and Kaziranga-- in the denomination of rupees five each.

New Delhi, May 31 : The Indian Posts on Thursday brought out a set of commemorative postage stamps on five National Parks of the country-- Mudumalai, Bandipur, Bandhavgarh, Periyar and Kaziranga-- in the denomination of rupees five each.

The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shakeel Ahmad, formally released the stamps in the presence of Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State for Environment and Forests in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahmad said that these stamps will spread the message of conservation and will educate the public about the efforts made in this direction.

"The stamps are released at a time when India Post is already running an exhibition of stamps on "Nature and Wildlife", he added.

In the past, the postal department has issued nearly 117 stamps on nature, wildlife and environment.

These include issuing of stamps on Jim Corbett's centenary on January 24, 1976, Ghana bird sanctuary on February 10, 1976, and Kanha National Park on May 30 1982 among others.

In 2006, four stamps on endangered birds of India were also released.

India has around 450 wildlife sanctuaries and 85 national parks.

ANI

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