African elephant adorns tourism ministry’s stamp

September 27th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The environment ministry is irked by images of African elephants on stamps released by the tourism ministry to mark World Tourism Day Monday — and shot off a letter expressing unhappiness.
The tourism ministry released 18 stamps on India’s rich biodiversity to highlight important tourism interest spots.

The ministry released full-page ads in national dailies with the stamps. The goof up has led Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to write to Tourism Minister Kumari Selja.

“The minister wrote after receiving a number of phone calls from elephant experts. He wrote that such a bloomer could have been avoided,” said a senior ministry official.

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