In a video message released on the occasion, the PM said Lord Ram’s appeal cut across national geographies.
“Ramayana, which shows sacrifice, unity and courage even in the most difficult times, teaches the victory of love and connects entire humanity with itself. This is the reason why Ramayana has been the centre of attraction all over the world,” Modi said, adding, “Ram, Sita and Ramayana are connected to every person, beyond the boundaries of time, society, caste, religion and region.”
PM Modi’s important message on Ayodhya’s Ram Temple Postal Stamp Release
Modi said the album released by him showcased how Lord Ram was an equally great role model outside India, and was an influence on all civilisations of the world and modern nations. “The books being launched today are a reflection of these sentiments as to how Lord Ram, Mata Sita and Ramayana are viewed with great pride all over the world. It will be very interesting for the youth of today’s generation to see how different countries have been issuing postal stamps based on Shri Ram,” Modi said in his message as a massive build-up is taking place for the consecration ceremony on Jan 22.
He said America, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Thailand, Guyana and Singapore had issued postal stamps on the life stories of Lord Ram with great respect and affection.
The six stamps released by him feature the Ram temple, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Jatayu, Kevatraj and Shabri. Components of the stamps’ design include the Ram temple, Chaupai ‘Mangal Bhavan Amangal Hari’, Sun, Saryu river and sculptures in and around the temple.
The PM also praised the saints who, along with the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, guided the postal department in coming up with the commemorative stamps.