Commemorating 125 Years: Release of Postage Stamp and Coin by Government of India

  • | Sunday | 31st December, 2023

BY-Animesh Ikshit

In a poignant celebration of spirituality and service, the Government of India marked the 125th anniversary of the Ramakrishna Mission by unveiling a commemorative coin and postage stamp. The distinguished event took place on Wednesday, 27 December 2023, at the Abhedananda Convention Centre in Belur Math.

The release ceremony, graced by Sri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State (I/C) for Law & Justice, and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, witnessed the unveiling of a symbolically rich coin and stamp. These artifacts serve as a testament to the enduring legacy and profound impact of the Ramakrishna Mission.

Swami Suvirananda, General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, added spiritual grace to the occasion with his presence. The ceremony was further attended by Sri Rajat Paul, Chief General Manager of India Government Mint, Kolkata, and Sri Sanjiv Ranjan, IPoS, Postmaster General of Kolkata Region.

The coin, a miniature masterpiece, bears intricate designs reflecting the mission`s philosophy and its relentless pursuit of spiritual and social upliftment. It serves as a tangible representation of the profound teachings and principles that have guided the Ramakrishna Mission for over a century.

Accompanying the coin, the commemorative postage stamp is adorned with visuals that encapsulate the essence of the mission`s service to humanity. From educational initiatives to healthcare and social welfare, the stamp captures the multifaceted contributions of the Ramakrishna Mission to society.

The choice of Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, as the venue for this significant event adds a layer of historical significance. The Abhedananda Convention Centre, where the ceremony unfolded, echoed with the spiritual vibrations that have emanated from this sacred place for decades.

As the nation embraces the 125th anniversary of the Ramakrishna Mission, the release of the coin and postage stamp stands as a tangible link between the past and the present, reminding us of the enduring values and selfless service that continue to define the mission`s journey. This commemorative gesture not only honors the legacy of the Ramakrishna Mission but also serves as an inspiration for future generations to uphold the ideals of compassion, selflessness, and spiritual growth.

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