September 21, a postage stamp dedicated to 100th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi to be issued

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (1917–1984) was an Indian government leader and Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 to 1984.

She was born in Allahabad on November 19, 1917. Her father was Jawaharlal Nehru, the independent India's first Prime Minister and the leader of the Indian National Congress party. In 1955, Indira Gandhi became a member of the Congress Working Committee and of the Central Election Committee of the Indian National Congress, as well as the chair of Mahila Congress, the party’s women's division, and a member of the Central Parliamentary Council of All India Congress Committee. Gandhi became a Congress President in 1959–1960. She served as Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Gandhi signed a Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation with the USSR. Indira Gandhi always pursued the policy of friendship with the Soviet Union and visited the country more than once.

The postage stamp bears a portrait of Indira Gandhi against the background of the India national flag.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture a first day cover and special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 35 RUB.
Size of stamp: 30×42 mm, size of sheet: 170×146 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 15 (5×3) stamps.
Circulation: 300,000 stamps (20,000 sheets).

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