2021, July 9.
Birth centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh -
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Amstar Printing Company, Inc.
Commemorative Cover & Slogan Cancel
Also Issued simultaneously -
150p SelyoKo Customized Miniature Sheets of Four (1,000)
On 17p x 4 MCPO SK
Peresonalized with Official Logo of Celebration Right of Stamps
Birth Centenary of the Father of the
Nation of Bangladesh - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
The Philippine Postal
Corporation (Post Office) issues commemorative covers for the “Birth
Centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh – Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”. The period of 2020-2021 has been declared as
the “Mujib Year”, named after the great leader.
Bangladesh won its
independence from Pakistan through a liberation war in 1971. The
struggle and movement for freedom of Bangladesh was led by its
Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He is
considered as the greatest Bengali of all time and Bangladeshis are
deeply indebted to him for his contribution to their nationhood.
Bangabandhu’s enormous sacrifice and his life-long struggle to
achieve freedom and progress for his people, and beyond, have made
him a global icon of peace. Bangladesh is celebrating his Birth
Centenary in 2020 to 2021 with deep respect.
The commemorative cover honoring Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman features a white background. This puts
emphasis on the image of the founding leader of Bangladesh taken
from the logo designed by artist Sabyasachi Hazra to celebrate the
Mujib Year (March 17, 2020 – December 16, 2021).
The Philippines and Bangladesh are both
young, developing nations. In 1972, the Philippines recognized
Bangladesh as a sovereign state, and formal diplomatic relations
started in 1981. Agricultural cooperation, a favorable trade
relationship, and military knowledge exchanges tie the two countries
together. Bangladesh assisted the Philippines in the aftermath of
Typhoon Yolanda and recently conducted diplomatic missionary works
for underprivileged Filipino children.
With this commemorative cover of his birth
centenary, the Philippine Post Office honors in its own little way
the patriotic life and noble works of the “Father of the Nation”,
and “Friend of Bangladesh”.