Stamp department of India Post have introduced a unique program, wherein anyone can convert their selfies into a valid postage stamp.
Named as ‘My Stamp’, this innovative program can be seen as an interesting plot to revive the old tradition of hand written letters and snail mails. As per reports, India Post is already in the process to acquire high end printing devices,which can efficiently convert selfies into postage stamp.
Prasar Bharti informed this via Tweet on Thursday :
Indian Postal department to launch a scheme ‘My Stamp’ in which people can convert their “Selfies” into a #PostageStamp.
— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) November 11, 2015
After some time, All India Radio also confirmed this development, by tweeting:
#Indian Postal department would soon launch a scheme ‘#MyStamp‘ in which people can convert their “Selfies” into a postage stamp.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) November 11, 2015
Charges for Selfie-Postage Stamp
DNA India reported that India Post will charge a fee of Rs 300 to create a dozen worth of postage stamp from your selfie. As per the reports, one needs to visit the Head Post Office with a selfie and fill out a form detailing your identity. Soon, the selfie would be scanned, and converted into a legal postage stamp and provided to you instantly.
In case you don’t have any camera to click to selfie, India Post will provide you one on the spot, and help you to click a selfie!
The ‘My Stamp’ sheet will have 12 customized postage stamps, printed with the selfies of the person who is willing to shell out Rs 300.
In Bhutan, this special program has been running for quite some time now; wherein tourists can convert any picture (or selfie) into a legal postage stamp. Introduction of this innovative program in India can certainly help India Post to generate a new level of interest among net-savvy generation.
Meanwhile, India Post has launched a stamp design competition for Republic Day – 2016 celebrations. This competition will give a prizes of Rs 20,000.Details can be found here.
Selfies: Driving Innovation
The immense popularity of selfies is now driving innovation across various industries.
For instance, Federal Bank is inviting new customers to open a new bank account using just a selfie and Aadhaar Card/Pan Card.
Very soon, Master Card will allow payment authentication using selfies as your security credentials can now be verified from your images. Soon, selfies would hold the same importance as fingerprints.
Selfie, along with Hashtag and Tweep have already found mention in the 2014 Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
However, selfie clicked inside a polling booth during an election can also land you in jail.
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