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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

 

                       

 

Commemorative Cover  -  2,000

 

Layout Artist:  Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu 

Cordinator:  Juvy Villaruel (Embassy of Bangladesh, Philippines) 

Researcher/Writer:  Jocelyn E. Cacho, Maria Abigail D. Tarroza

 

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”. 

 

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