Cabinet approves MoU between India and Viet Nam on Joint issue of postage stamp

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the joint issue of a postage stamp between Department of Posts and Viet Nam Post.

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Viet Nara Post mutually agreed to jointly issue Postage Stamps on India-Viet Nam: Joint Issue on the theme “Ancient Architecture”.

The joint stamps were released on 25-01-2018.

About Sanchi Stupa:

When was it built: Commissioned in 3rd century BCE, Expansion/ additions/restoration works/ made in different periods.

Who built it: Commissioned by Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty.

Where is it located: Located 46 km north-east of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Architectural Style: Buddhist Art and Architecture.

Other facts: It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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