To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, a limited edition commemorative stamp will be available as of 2nd October in the Principality.
Gandhi was an Indian lawyer and political activist who believed only in nonviolent resistance and conflict resolution. He was the leader of a campaign that eventually wrested control from the British, giving India independence in 1947.
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 for his efforts, but his legacy lives on. His efforts to help the disenfranchised, such as women and the poor, had lasting and resonating effects not only on his country and people, but also on people worldwide.
Gandhi is still an inspiration to many, and his actions spurred several successful civil rights movements.
The €2.10 stamp will be on offer at post offices, the Monaco Stamp Office and the Stamp and Coin Museum, to name a few. A limited 40,000 stamps will be available.