India Post announce CWG Opening ceremony stamp


The Indian postal department has brought out a special stamp to commemorate the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games that kickstarted in the capital on Sunday. If it is a village it ought to have its own post office and the brand new Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi is no exception. Sandwiched between a row of shops in the International Zone is a fully operational post office, with its own pin code 110090, that seems to be attracting good business. Having opened on 16th September, the Post Office which offers facilities such as speed and registered post as well as ordinary mail, is also selling through its philately section a variety of stamps in different sizes.
These have, according to officials become popular among the athletes, who want to take home something from Delhi. "People are very excited about the Post Office and are buying many stamps and other souveniers from here," says an official. Magie Lynes, an England team official says, "It is very useful to have a post office in the village. Everybody wants to send something home." She says she has been sending colourful postcards and letters to friends and relatives.