Mahatma Gandhi – Portugal 2019
Portugal issued a stamp of 235 Peso to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 30 Sep 2019. Quantity – 12,000.
CTT Correios de Portugal is commemorating the150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October by bringing out a stamp issue in Khadi, the handwoven natural ber cloth that Mahatma Gandhi wore and spun on his spinning wheel. With this, Portugal has made history as the Ist country, outside of India, to bring out a Gandhi philatelic issue in Khadi. This is a testimony to the historical ties spanning more than half a millennium between India and Portugal, the close kinship between the two peoples and the growing intensification of our rapidly strengthening bilateral ties. It is also a be fitting tribute to a truly great man whose timeless messages continue to inspire people everywhere to become the best possible versions of themselves – a ‘Mahatma’ or ‘Great Soul’ who urged everyone to “Be the change you want to see in the world” and exemplified this in his own life in such a way that his very life became his message