Indian Telecoms Ministry announced on Sunday that a postal stamp would be released in honor of Ashoka, the Greatest emperor of Indian History.
Announcing the decision, Union Telecoms minister of India, Mr. Ravi shankar prasad said that he would also work for the installation of the erstwhile emperor’s statue in Patna and Delhi.
Ahoka was one of the greatest rulers of the Indian history. He gave up war after the famous “war of Kalinga” and decided to preach Buddhism. He was well known for his ideologies and the welfare activities he organized for the fulfilment of his subjects, the IBN Live reports.
This decision came into light, at a function organized by Bharatiya Janata Party to celebrate birth anniversary of Ashoka, believed to be from the present-day agrarian caste Kushwaha.
In the caste-ridden Bihar politics, BJP has tried to play Ashoka’s cards ahead of next Bihar assembly polls to woo Kushwaha, an Other Backward Class that account nearly 9 per cent of Bihar’s 10.5 crore population.