: Dr. Vivek Bindra, a motivational speaker and the founder-CEO of BadaBusinessOff, recently published two images on Twitter and claimed that the government had produced a postal stamp with his name and image.
Fact Check News: Dr. Vivek Bindra, a motivational speaker and the founder-CEO of BadaBusinessOff, recently published two images on Twitter and claimed that the government had produced a postal stamp with his name and image.On January 11, Bindra posted a tweet that, "How would it feel when you are going to put a postal stamp on the letter and that stamp has your own picture.
I was equally happy when I saw that the Government of India has issued a stamp with my name and photo." In addition, the motivational speaker said, "It was a proud moment. I want to congratulate the Indian government and the post office for this honour," he continued.
कैसा लगेगा जब आप लेटर पर पोस्टल स्टांप लगाने जा रहे हों और उस स्टांप पर आपकी ही तस्वीर हो। ऐसी ही खुशी मुझे हुई जब मैंने देखा कि भारत सरकार ने मेरे नाम और फोटो का स्टांप जारी किया है। यह एक गर्व करने वाला पल था।
इस सम्मान के लिए मैं भारत सरकार/डाक विभाग को दिल से धन्यवाद करता हूं
A day later, India Post also retweeted Vivek Bindra's tweet but indicating that the stamp was issued under 'My Stamp' service. India Post wrote, "The Department of Posts is fully committed to serve every citizen of the country. We are extremely glad that you have liked our 'My Stamp' service. Thank you for appreciating us.
डाक विभाग देश के प्रत्येक नागरिक की सेवा करने के लिए पूर्णत: प्रतिबद्ध है। हमें बेहद प्रसन्नता है कि आपको हमारी ''माई स्टांप'' सेवा पसंद आई। धन्यवाद हमें सराहने के लिए। https://t.co/IZtOJiNwOO— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) January 12, 2023
News Verification: The viral news is not fake but the twist is anyone can have their own postal stamp with his photo by paying Rs.300.
Actually, India Post's personalised sheets of postage stamps have the brand name "My Stamp." On a chosen template sheet with postage stamps, a thumbnail image of the customer's photo is printed alongside institution logos, images of artwork, historic structures, popular tourist destinations, historic cities, wildlife, other creatures, and birds, etc., to create a personalised product.
News Verdict: Thus, it is evident that Vivek Bindra did not create the postage stamp using the "My Stamp" programme; rather, it was issued in his name.