Postage stamp on Puttaparthy Sai Baba

Srikakulam, Jun 3: Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Dr Killi Kruparani today said a commemorative postage stamp will be released in honour of Puttaparthi Sri Satya Sai Baba on his birth anniversary this year. Addressing a press conference here, the Minister said Saibaba was an inspiration to the people of all faiths. Sai Baba, as a preacher of the highest human values, was an iconic figure for over five decades, who inspired millions to lead a moral and meaningful life even as they followed the religion of their choice, she said. Dr Kruparani said his teachings were rooted in the universal ideals of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence. The minister said the endeared himself to the people through various institutions, with headquarters at Prashanthi Nilayam in Andhra Pradesh that promoted moral values, education and public health. Because of him, Prashanthi Nilayam was put on the international tourist map as one of the important pilgrimage destinations of our country. Keeping in view his noble services to the humanity and particularly for the welfare of the people of Andhra Pradesh, the Ministry has taken the initiative to release a commemorative postage stamp on him, the Minister added. The minister also stated that we pay homage to Satya Sai Baba by way of issuing a stamp on him. She hoped that millions of his followers, disciples and the people of Andhra Pradesh would be delighted to know the issuance of stamp in honour of Sri Satya Sai baba.

- Agencies

Published On : Jun 04, 2013

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