Warrior queens, social reformers showcased in stamp exhibition

Warrior queens, social reformers showcased  in stamp exhibition

India Post on Saturday launched a philately exhibition to commemorate Women’s Day at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre.

The exhibition is on till March 10 and showcases postal stamps of women achievers including warrior queens, freedom fighters, social reformists, women leaders, saints, astronauts, legendary singers and actors. Indian women achievers immortalised not just in Indian stamps but in foreign stamps too are a special attraction at the exhibition.

A visitor at the exhibition, 10-year-old Sneha who is fond of stamps, said that she learnt a lot through the stamps here and that many achievers are part of lessons in her text books too.

CanonisedNobel Peace laureate Mother Teresa and Princess Diana were the two women canonised in a maximum number of stamps by India and countries across the world. The Republic of Guinea has released a stamp of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for her achievements. The exhibition also showcased a 22 karat gold replica of American actress and model Marilyn Monroe, which was released in June 1995. 

Women achievers

Stamps of Indian women achievers like Kittur Rani Chennamma released in 1977, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai, Rani Durgawati, Rani Avanti Bai, Jalkari Bai, Veera Rani Abbakka Devi; women leaders like Kasturba Gandhi, Kamala Nehru, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, Indira Gandhi; saint women like Meera Bai, Shree Maa Ananda Mayi, Sister Alphonsa and Mother Teresa; great Indian women like Savitri Bai Phule, Sister Nivedita and Nellie Sengupta; Indian born astronaut Kalpana Chawla and yesteryear actresses including Devika Rani, Nargis Dutt, Kanan Devi, Meena Kumari, Nutan, Madhubala and more are on display at the exhibition. The BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola who inaugurated the exhibition, also launched 10 postcards of Indian women achievers from warrior queens to legendary heroines.

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