For the NRIs and Home loving Indians, a Petition is issued to Dr. Norlke,
Chairman - Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee,Stamp Development, U S Postal Service, Washington, DC by Indian American Citizen’s Council- Committee for Diwali Postage Stamp and written by Amitabh Sharma -"Issuance of US Postal Stamp on Diwali"
The Petition says: "Freedom of religion is a hallmark of United States of America." Commemorative stamps depicting festivals like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Eid are issued by the U.S. Postal Department.“Diwali” presents all of us with an opportunity to reflect on the many ways, the talent, the history and the traditions of the Indian people who have contributed to our national life and cultural heritage. President George W Bush, this year- even though he was traveling in Asia, made sure that “Diwali” was celebrated in The White House and he sent personal greetings and felicitations to the community on “Diwali”.
Now, here is a chance for all Indians to sign the Petition and feel honored if a Diwali stamp is issued.Diwali is an age-old culture of our country which teaches us to vanquish ignorance that subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge.
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has truly said: The night is black Kindle the Lamp of LOVE with thy life and devotion.