• Short Summary

    MR LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI, INDIA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) UNDERTOOK HIS FIRST PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SINCE ASSUMING OFFICE.

  • Description

    MR LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI, INDIA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) UNDERTOOK HIS FIRST PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SINCE ASSUMING OFFICE. HE OFFICIALLY RELEASED A NEW POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATING THE LATE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR NEHRU, WHO DIED LATE LAST MONTH.

    DURING A SPECIAL CEREMONY, MR SHASTRI DECLARED THAT THE POLICIES INITIATED BY MR NEHRU WOULD BE CONTINUED AND HE CALLED UPON ALL MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CO-OPERATE AND WORK HARD TO GIVE THE COUNTRY A CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION.

    INDIAN POSTAL AUTHORITIES HAVE ISSUED 20 MILLION OF THE NEW STAMPS. THEY'RE GREY COLOURED AND DEPICT A SMILING MR. NEHRU FACING A MASS OF PEOPLE AND ARE PRICED AT 15 PAISE. (N.B.: THERE ARE 100 PAISE TO THE RUPEE).

    MR ASOKE SEN, INDIA'S MINISTER OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS SOLD MR SHASTRI TWO SHEETS OF THE SPECIAL STAMPS AND SIX FIRST DAY COVERS.

    LONG BEFORE THE CEREMONY, PEOPLE IN NEW DELHI BEGAN GATHERING OUTSIDE POST OFFICES AND PHILATELIC BUREAU TO BUY THE COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS AND THE FIRST DAY COVERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NP9QBA6PLWJI2PVVTMEYS1EZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NP9QBA6PLWJI2PVVTMEYS1EZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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