Document: Birth of the Gandhi Centenary Stamp January 2nd, 1969
Mountbatten wrote to Stonehouse on January 2nd, 1969, thanking John Stonehouse for his decision to issue a Gandhi stamp
shall be a Gandhi stamp. Next August would suit us very well indeed as the actual centenary of his birth of course occurs in October, 1969 and the celebrations last a year beforehand as is always the custom in India!
I propose to tell the Prime Minister of India about your decision and also the High Commissioner in very strict confidence during the Commonwealth Premiers Conference. I shall be glad to know when I may tell the rest of the Committee officially.
Mountbatten of Burma