On August 29th, 2018, two postage stamps dedicated to the theme “Armenia-India joint issue. National dances” have been put into circulation.
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. The Armenian postage stamp is designed by the designer of “HayPost” CJSC Vahagn Mkrtchyan. The Indian postage stamp is designed by the Indian designer 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 dance is performed by women, which make the dance look very graceful and delicate.
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 were cancelled by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia Armen Arzumanyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India in the Republic of Armenia H.E. Yogeshvar Sangwan, Assistant Director General of Philately of India Post Shri Abhinav Pratap Singh, the Managing Director of “HayPost Trust Management” B.V. Juan Pablo Gechidjian, the President of the Union of Philatelists of the Republic of Armenia Hovik Musayelyan.
Date of issue: 29 August 2018
Designers: Vahagn Mkrtchyan (“Hov Arek” dance)
Suresh Kumar (“Manipuri” dance)
Printing house: Cartor, France
Size: 40,0 x 30,0 mm
Print run: 40 000 pcs x 2
“HayPost Trust Management” BV