Two New Postage Stamps: Armenia- India Joint Issue. National Dances
Two "HayPost" CJSC has always and continually is issuing stamps that foster the promotion of Armenian national values and heritage through philately. The joint stamp issue between Armenia and India dedicated to the theme “National dances” underline the rich cultural heritage of both countries.
The two postage stamps with nominal values of 280 AMD each, are printed in “Cartor” printing house in France with a print-run of 40 000 stamps each. Designers of the stamps are Vahagn Mkrtchyan and Suresh Kumar.
The first postage stamp depicts the Armenian dance “Hov Arek” staged on the basis of lyrical folk song (“Hov arek sarer jan” which means “Dear mountains send me a breeze”) from the collection of the famous Armenian musicologist, composer and priest Komitas.
The second postage stamp depicts the Indian dance “Manipuri”, which is one of the major Indian classical dance forms. It is originated in Manipur, a far eastern state of India. The traditional Manipuri dance style embodies delicate, lyrical and graceful movements.
The postage stamps will be cancelled by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Armen Arzumanyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India in the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr. Yogeshvar Sangwan, Assistant Director General of Philately of India Post Mr. Abhinav Pratap Singh, the Managing Director of “HayPost Trust Management” B.V. Mr. Juan Pablo Gechidjian, the president of the Union of Philatelists of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Hovik Musayelyan.