Justice Choudry and Oundo Francis Introduce triangular postage stamps in Uganda. Sikh centenary celebrations

Sitting in an unassuming room in one corner on first floor of Posta Uganda Building,Justice Anup Singh Choudry, judge of the High Court of Uganda and Oundo Francis Production Manager Posta Uganda sat to work on issuance of Sikh commemorative postage stamps to mark the centenary of the presence of the Sikh community in Uganda since 120 years ago when they first arrived with the British as soldiers and later curbed the Kabaka’s rebellion in 1899 and fought the German occupation of the then East Africa.


Interviewing a third generation Sikh in Uganda on Sikh centenary celebrations.

Q You are celebrating 100 years of Sikh Centenary in Uganda . How did the idea of issuing postage stamps come to you.?
Answer : In November 2012 I wrote to Posta Uganda informing them of the forth coming event of 100 years of Sikh Community in Uganda and that it was important to recognise their social and economic contribution to Uganda for the past 100 years by commemorating the event with the issuance of commemorative postage stamps .


Sikh Centenary Celebrations Release of Sikh postage stamps Uganda

Uganda Government’s inclusive polices encourages the investors. At the beginning of January, in recognising the contribution by Sikhs in Uganda over the last century, the Ugandan government released four commemorative Sikh stamps as part of the centenary celebrations. This historical event was also attended by the secretary general of the Sikh Council; the moment of the launch was received with much enthusiasm by the global Sikh community.