To commemorate the 7th International day of Yoga, Department of Posts will put a special cancellation on mails on 21st June in all Head Post Offices. The department has made this effort to capture the essence of Yoga day among people. On 21st June this special cancellation will be released in all 810 Head Post Offices across India including Varanasi Head Post Office and Cantt Head Post Office. This is going to be one among the largest such simultaneous philatelic commemorations ever.
The above information was given by Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Postmaster General of Varanasi Region. Apart from this, people are also being made aware about Yoga Day through banners and LEDs in various post offices. As an aspirational district, a special campaign is being run by the postal department for yoga in rural areas in Sakaldiha of Chandauli district.
Postmaster General Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav said that 'Yoga' and 'International Yoga Day' have been popular subjects for philatelic commemorations over the year.
In 2015, the Department of Posts brought out a set of two stamps and a miniature sheet on the International day of Yoga.
In 2016, a commemorative postage stamp on Surya Namaskar was released by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to mark the commemoration of the 2nd International Day of Yoga.
In 2017, the United Nations Postal Administration issued a set of stamps showing 10 yoga asans to commemorate the International day of Yoga in New York. At present, all these stamps and philatelic items have become an integral part of the collection of Philatelists. Mr. Yadav said that any person can easily open a Philatelic deposit account by depositing ₹ 200 in any post office in the country and get commemorative stamps and other philatelic material sitting at home.