Indian Postal Dept. issues Commemorative stamp on Silent Valley
The Department of Posts will issue a commemorative stamp on the Silent Valley on November 15.
The stamp is being issued as a mark of respect to the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, who took the crucial decision to protect the valley, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of declaration of Silent Valley as a National Park.
Kerala Minister for Forests Benoy Viswam had written to the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology A. Raja two months ago seeking the issuance of a stamp to coincide with the occasion.
Silent valley is one fo the Nationa Parks of India. Locataed in the Southern state of Kerala, this park is 77 square Kilometers of lush rainforest. Silent valley has a wide variety of rare species of flora and fauna which is not seen anywhere else in the world.
This park is named as Indira Gandhi National park because the former Prime Minister's iron will is the only reason this natural wonder still exist as such. The Kerala Government supported by various forest mafias attempted to build a Hydro-Electic dam in this ever-green rain forest. Indiar Gandhi just deleted that idea, after the environmental activists raised their voice against this project. She declared this area as a national park.
It is high time world sit and take notice one of the rarest places in this world untouched by man. Maybe this stamp released by Indian Postal Department inspire a couple of good souls to raise their voice against attempts to further vandalize this treasure.