Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar :
The Postal Department has come out with postal stamps on Jaydev and 10 avatars written by him in the epic Gita Govinda . It describes the relationship between Krishna and the gopis of Vrindavana. Gita Govinda has been of great importance in the development of the bhakti traditions of Hinduism.
The set of elevn Commemorative postage stamps on Jayadev and Gitagovind has been released on Monday evening here at Jayadev Sadan by the Chief Post Master General of Orissa Circle Ms Yeshodhara Menon in a function. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Naveen Patnaik has joined as Chief Guest of the Occasion.Panchayati Raj and Information & Public Relation Minister Prafulla Samal, Member pf Parliament Prasanna Patsani and MLA Aurobind Dhali joined as Guest of Honour.
Development Commissioner -cum- Additional Chief secretary addressed the welcome speech. About 8 lakh postal stamps would be available in Orissa and the stamp would cost Rs 5 each. In this occasion the special issue of Utkal Prasanga and Orissa Review published by the Information and Public Relation Department unveiled by the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.