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Hindus laud US Postal for Mother Teresa stamp

Hindus laud US Postal Service for Mother Teresa stamp & urge for Diwali stamp

Hindus have applauded United States Postal Service (USPS) for announcing a stamp to honor Mother Teresa during 2010.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that besides recognizing Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, it was an honor for India also as she was citizen of India.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that USPS should issue a stamp on Diwali to honor the feelings and contributions of about 2.5 million Hindus living in USA and about one billion spread worldwide. It was long overdue, he added.

USPS announcement says that Mother Teresa “had been a citizen of India since 1948” and she “served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years”. She is buried in Kolkata (India).

Diwali is the most popular festival of Hinduism, which is the oldest and third largest religion of the world whose ultimate goal is moksha (liberation).

USPS, whose history goes back to 1775, handled 202.7 billion pieces in FY 2008 and its revenue was $75 billion. John E. Potter is the Postmaster General and Carolyn Lewis Gallagher is Chairman of USPS Board of Governors.

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