Thursday July 29, 1971, a set of eight colourful commemorative
stamps was issued and released from the Chuadanga Post Office
which later became Mujib Nagar. The stamps symbolized the
Liberation Movement and the birth of a new nation. With denominations
of 10paisa, 50 paisa, I taka, 2 taka, 3taka, 5taka and 10
taka, the stamps were printed in the offset printing method
in the format of the International Security Printing Press
stamp projects some significant part of our history of Independence.
This includes the map of Bangladesh was depicted in the 10
paisa stamp, the blood shed in Dhaka University in the 20
paisa stamp, a portrait of Bangabandhu (TK5 stamp), the victory
of Awami League in the elections by 98 percent of the votes
(Tk2 stamp) and the slogan 'Support Bangladesh' (Tk 10 stamp).
In order to ensure the regular printing of these stamps a
high level committee was formed by barrister Moudud Ahmed.
Other members of this committee were Patua Kamrul Hassan,
Abdul Aziz, former SDO (Sub Divisional Officer)of Rajshahi
and two high officials of the Postal Department Idrees Ali
and Ashraf Ali. Those who were involved in publishing the
stamps were Justice abu Saeed Chaudhury (former President
of Bangladesh), Hussain Ali Deputy High Commissioner and John
Stonehouse, a former Member of Parliament and Postmaster General
of London Post Office.
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