The Mahindra Group, which is in its 75th year, has been emblazoned on an Indian stamp. Today, India Post issued a special commemorative postage stamp. The postage stamp was released by Devusinh Chauhan, the Minister of State for Communications along with Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group in the presence of officials from the Department of Post and colleagues from the Mahindra Group.
The commemorative stamp design features the founders of the Group – JC and KC Mahindra – and is inspired by miniature art and uses a modern graphical style to illustrate the various facets of the Group. A closer look at the stamp reveals the various business and life centric activities of the Mahindra Group. In the release function a First Day Cover (FDC) and an Information Brochure were also unveiled.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said, “Over the last 75 years, the Mahindra Group through its various businesses in farming, automotive, finance, IT and telecommunications has contributed significantly towards the growth and development of our nation. The Government of India under the visionary and dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken several initiatives during last 7 years, which have immensely benefited Indian industries and businesses and unleashed their true potential. Among the most notable of them is ’Atma Nirbhar Bharat’, which supports homegrown products, industries and businesses. I am happy to state that Mahindra Group is a fine example of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, which is worth emulating and encouraging for all. I congratulate the Mahindra Group for their extraordinary and sustained success. I also wish them all the best for their future initiatives.”
Remarking on the Group’s journey, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “We at the Mahindra Group are truly honoured to have this commemorative postage stamp issued on our 75th anniversary and are thankful to the Department of Posts and honourable minister for this acknowledgment. Commencing its journey as a steel-trading venture seven decades ago, Mahindra was founded with a vision of being a firm imbued with a national purpose and a new outlook. Since then, Mahindra Group has steadily evolved into a global brand, spanning nations and industries. We are very proud of our legacy and are humbled by the opportunities we have had along the way to contribute to the rise of our nation. As we take the next steps in our journey, we are committed to driving growth and prosperity. I take this opportunity to thank all associates, partners and stakeholders for their contributions in our efforts towards helping people Rise.”
The commemorative postage stamp, FDC and information brochure are for sale at the Philatelic Bureaux situated across India and can be ordered online via e-post office. ( https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/ ).
UPDATE: Mahindra CJ3Bs on India Post first day cover
More honour and recognition of the Mahindra Group came in on Vijay Diwas, which is celebrated on December 16 to commemorate India's victory in the 1971 war. The automaker's early efforts have been honoured with a first day cover.
Anand Mahindra tweeted: "In ‘71 I was in my 1st year of College & the battle is etched in my mind. I’m so grateful to the Heritage Motoring Club of India & India Post for this First Day cover commemorating the role of Mahindra-built CJ3Bs in the service of the Indian Army on the occasion of Vijay Diwas."
Images: Anand Mahindra / Twitter