How do you view this situation, can we see it as a real honour ?The other day I received a whatsapp clip and message informing that Turkey had issued a postal stamp with the photo of Narndra Modi, Indian Prime Minister. The message claimed it as a proud moment for India and Indians.
I wanted to know the facts and details and so I made some search and query in the net. Then it was found that bringing out the stamp was a fact. But it was issued in 2015 in connection with the 2015 Turkey G20 Antalya summit. It was not just on Modi, but on leaders from some other countries also. There were a total of 33 such personalised stamps presented by the Turkish President then to 'appreciate and honour' the leaders.
That is not my point now. The question is do you see issue of postal stamps as honour ?
Is making a stamp in someone's honour and then defacing the same by stamping on it as cancellation and honourable act? A postal stamp is actually 'tortured' by first tearing then spreading adhesive, then pressing with force to stick and then it gets defaced by cancellation marks and then may be even torn while opening and at last thrown to the dust bin. I do not consider these as giving honour.
Please post your views.