Indonesia releases special stamp on Ramayana theme to mark 70 years of Diplomatic ties with India


JAKARTA: Indonesia on Tuesday released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic ties with India.

“The stamp, designed by renowned Indonesian sculptor Padmashri Bapak Nyoman Nuarta, featured a scene from Ramayana in which Jatayu valiantly fought to save Sita”, said a statement issued by the Embassy of India here.

“A specially signed version of the stamp will be on display at the Philately Museum in Jakarta”, it said.

The stamp was unveiled at an event organised in Jakarta on Tuesday to flag off the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

India's Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Rawat and Indonesia's Vice Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir attended the event.

The event also showcased a special photo exhibit chronicling some of the landmark moments in the diplomatic engagements that have characterised India-Indonesia bilateral ties from 1949-2019.

The photo exhibit will be put on display at the National Museum at Jakarta from 25th April to 5th May 2019 for public viewing.


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