India, Liberia Unveil New Mahatma Gandhi Commemorative Stamp, As Indian Ambassador Renews Continued Friendship

 From left to right: Honorary Consul General of India to Liberia, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva, Indian Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Y.K. Sailas Thangal and Post and Telecommunications Minister Cllr. Cooper Kruah display the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Stamp Commemorative Stamp’ – Monday, August 12, 2019

Monrovia – The Liberian and Indian Governments Monday, August 12, further strengthened their bilateral relations with the unveiling and commemoration of the “Mahatma Gandhi Stamp”, which is going to be a new postal stamp for usage by Liberia.

Speaking Monday, August 12, at programs marking the official launch and unveiling of the Mahatma Gandhi Commemorate Stamp at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications in Monrovia, India’s Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sailas Thangal commended Liberia’s Post and Telecommunications Minister, Cllr. Cooper Kruah for his commitment in striving towards further strengthening the tie between both nations.

Amb. Thangal renewed his government’s commitment for a stronger friendly tie with Liberia in different sectors including the Posts and Telecommunications.

Born October 2, 1869 and died January 30, 1948, Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule in that Asian nation.

India’s Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sailas Thangal

While recounting the many contributions of the famous Indian statesman, Amb. Thangal said the life and message of Gandhi have significantly influenced and inspired many world leaders to date. 

According to him, the teachings of Gandhi remind people to be the change they want to see.

“He strongly believed that and practiced that all human beings have the capability to change their own world. Absolutely, he was a great teacher,” Amb. Thangal stressed.

The Mahatma Gandhi Commemorate Stamp that was unveiled at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications in Monrovia

Also speaking, Postal Affairs Minister Cooper Kruah thanked the Indian Government for solidifying the ties and disclosed that a computer school of excellence is expected to be established at the Ministry through support by the Government and People of India.

According to Cllr. Kruah, such support by the Indian government is a clear manifestation of the strong bond of friendship that continues to subsist between the two countries.

He recalled that Liberia as a country has immensely benefited from the friendship with India in the area of education and other sectors.

“Through this long-standing relationship, our country has greatly benefited. Liberians have benefited scholarships and other things,” the Minister revealed.

He also lauded the Indian government for its readiness to start what he described as the “E-medicine and E-education programs.”

Post Master General Kruah indicated that though deceased, Gandhi is still remembered worldwide for his fearless advocacy during his struggle with Great Britain for India, stressing that his (Gandhi) legacy continues to live on.

“Today we will be unveiling Commemorative Postage Stamp in his honor and we do so because of the relationship that exists between Liberia and India,” he noted.

Mr. Henry B. Fahnbulleh, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked the authorities at the Postal Affairs Ministry for the initiative of unveiling the commemorative stamp in honor of Gandhi.

Henry B. Fahnbulleh, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (right) receives the Mahatma Gahndi Commemorative Stamp from Post Master General Cooper Kruah

Deputy Foreign Minister Fahnbulleh further asserted that India and Liberia are supportive of a new global financial order under the BRICS regime inclusive of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. “This new and emerging financial order takes into serious consideration the actual needs of developing countries and is sensitive to their developmental and financing challenges,” Fahnbulleh noted.