US NRI community demand Diwali Postage Stamp

Indiaspora, an organisation of influential US NRIs has launched a campaign on a website, demanding a postage stamp on the festival of Diwali by 2015, saying it is the only major festival the US Postal Service has not commemorated, and urged the community to write to their lawmakers and the USPS Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee to issue a Diwali Stamp during the festival in November 2015. The organisation said issuing a Diwali stamp would place the US alongside other nations such as the UK, Canada, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Indonesia, who already have stamps on the festival. USPS already has stamps to honour other religious festivals such as Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Eid and Kwanzaa.