February 10, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Uganda (February 10, 2014): The Uganda postal service ‘Posta Uganda’ has commemorated 100 years of Sikh presence in the country by issuing four postage stamps.
The four stamps depicted the gurdwara on Sikh Road, Kampala; the Khanda, the Nishan Sahib and the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar.
This is the first time that a country has issued four triangular stamps in recognition of the contribution of the Sikh community.
The stamps were released jointly by Posta Uganda and invited members of the Sikh community, with high court judge Lady Justice Catherine Bagumeriere as the chief guest.
Chief of Posta Uganda Emmanuel Okurt said the triangular stamps would market Uganda to Asians.
Justice Choudry said, “I am thrilled and humbled to see these stamps, as they mark our existence in Uganda over the last 100 years, and recognise the contribution of our forefathers, who were the pillars of the economic and social development of Uganda, which we enjoy today.” He has also edited the Sikh Centenary Magazine.
Pastor Bosco Odiro said the Sikh history and contribution should be reflected in the curriculum of school history books.
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