Bahrain launches unity campaign
Manama, July 25, 2011
More than 15,000 people in Bahrain are expected to have their signatures recorded in history after a set of three unique stamps are released in a new drive aimed at improving unity and safeguarding the country's stability.
More than 5,000 people have already signed 50 replica stamp sheets at the Bahrain City Centre mall following the launch of the campaign on Thursday, said Transportation Ministry human resources and finance director Aref Hassan Al Mansoori.
"Seventy more sheets have been ordered and we expect these to be signed before the campaign closes on Saturday," said Al Mansoori.
The stamps will carry signatures of thousands of people, who are now being invited to sign a replica.
Al Mansoori said approximately 100 people sign on each of the special sheets that carry a gold border and a picture of His Majesty King Hamad.
"After the campaign closes, the sheets will be sent to His Majesty for approval, after which the stamps, in three denominations, will be issued," he said.
Citizens and residents have been invited to sign on the giant stamps after which the replicas will be condensed into stamp size and printed.
Al Mansoori earlier said the Bahrain Post initiative was part of a plan to get people of Bahrain to renew allegiance and loyalty towards His Majesty, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander.
Mall visitors can sign the stamps between 10am and 10pm daily until Saturday. All residents, including expatriates, are welcome to participate. – TradeArabia News Service
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