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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Diwali Stamps in US

Diwali is an important Indian festival, and the Post Office Department is thinking about issuing stamps for this occasion. And why not, USPS has stamps for other festivals too like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid,and Chinese New Year.

To do this, USPS needs 500,000 signatures to have a stamp release, and so far they have 191537 people who have signed the petition.

Please go to the site below and support the release of the Diwali stamp. Also, please forward widely to others who would support this (do not have to be Indian to sign the petition or has to be in the US! )

Click Here or go to this URL http://www.PetitionOnline.com/diwali03/


Raman said...

They tried this last year as well, but said they fell short by a few thousand signatures. This year, the campaign has been going for a long time. When we were in Siva Vishnu temple on Shiva Rathri day, someone collected our signatures for this cause.

Let's see what happens this year round.

Ganesh said...

Did my part

sen said...

what are you people taking .i thought i saw diwali stamps last year itself.

Raman said...

No Senthil. I don't think so. USPS has still not released any Diwali stamps. Last year, looks like despite the best efforts of many volunteers, there weren't enough signatures to push it through.

Arvind said...

Thank you to all those who have signed the petition.

@Others, please spend few of your valuable minutes & few of your even more internet browsing time to this cause.


Anonymous said...

I have always wondered if these websites really served their purpose. Over the years, we have so many such websites sent via chain emails. Are these authentic and if yes, where can we see the results or follow up? Most of them do not have status updates. Are we signing into oblivion?


Arvind said...


You are right. This is just an earnest attempt to get something going. Like so many other things in life, there is no guarantee that this will see the light of the day.

But, only difference this time around is no-chain mails floating around and it is taking up new avatar.