Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

World Uganda marks 100 years of Sikh presence by issuing 4 postage stamps

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by spnadmin, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Uganda marks 100 years of Sikh presence by issuing 4 postage stamps

    By Parmjit Singh


    Uganda (February 10, 2014): The Uganda postal service ‘Posta Uganda’ has commemorated 100 years of Sikh presence in the country by issuing four postage stamps.

    The four stamps depicted the gurdwara on Sikh Road, Kampala; the Khanda, the Nishan Sahib and the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar.

    This is the first time that a country has issued four triangular stamps in recognition of the contribution of the Sikh community.

    The stamps were released jointly by Posta Uganda and invited members of the Sikh community, with high court judge Lady Justice Catherine Bagumeriere as the chief guest.

    Chief of Posta Uganda Emmanuel Okurt said the triangular stamps would market Uganda to Asians.

    Justice Choudry said, “I am thrilled and humbled to see these stamps, as they mark our existence in Uganda over the last 100 years, and recognise the contribution of our forefathers, who were the pillars of the economic and social development of Uganda, which we enjoy today.” He has also edited the Sikh Centenary Magazine.

    Pastor Bosco Odiro said the Sikh history and contribution should be reflected in the curriculum of school history books.

    Attached Files:

  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Gurus Guru Nanak in Uganda, Africa History of Sikhism Mar 19, 2010
    Politics Say Hello to Uganda's Kill the Gays Bill Breaking News Dec 25, 2009
    Sikh News Badal congratulates first Sikh judge of Uganda HC (New Kerala) Breaking News May 5, 2008
    Sikh News Exhibition On Sikh Faith To Open In NY As US Marks 9/11 Anniv Breaking News Sep 11, 2016
    Sikh News Pak Sikh Girl Secures Highest Marks In Matriculation Among Community - Times Of India Breaking News Jul 21, 2016

Share This Page