Nepal resumes printing postage stamps in-country after 64 years

Kathmandu: In a historic achievement, the Nepalese government has successfully printed postage stamps within the country for the first time in 64 years. Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, marked this momentous occasion by affixing the first-day cancellation mark on 11 varieties of postage stamps, printed at the Janak Education Materials Centre.

The Department of Postal Service spearheaded this initiative, publishing stamps featuring prominent figures and landmarks. Among the notable images are martyrs Rambriksha Yadav, leftist leader Sahana Pradhan, literary figure Netra Lal Paudel, democratic fighter Kami Budha, Shreebala Tripurasundari Devi Temple, five medicinal herbs including ‘marethi’, and the silver jubilee of Nai Publication.

Eight million copies of these postage stamps have been printed, encompassing national figures, medicinal herbs, and religious shrines. Previously, Nepal had relied on foreign countries such as India, Indonesia, and Latvia for the printing of postage stamps. Minister Sharma emphasized the educational value of these stamps, asserting that they play a crucial role in informing the present generation about the significant people, places, and events that have shaped the country’s history.

Former Minister Dinanath Sharma commended the government for portraying influential figures involved in various political movements for change through these stamps.

Echoing similar sentiments, former Minister Ram Kumari Jhankri highlighted the potential for the present generation to glean insights from the contributions made by their predecessors, paving the way for the establishment of a federal republic in Nepal.