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One Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada – 500 viewsReleased April 19, 1999 by Canada Post, the new 46 cent stamp features a double-edged sword, a circle and two daggers in bright gold against a blue background representing the Khanda.

Khanda is a metaphor of divine knowledge, its sharp edges cleaving truth from falsehood. Encircling the sword is the Chakra. Symbolizing God, it is a ring - a shape without beginning or end.

Designed by Stacy Zabolotney, the stamp is to commemorate 100 years of Sikhs in Canada. It was officially launched by Prime Minister Jean Chretien of Canada, Post chairman Andre Ouellet and Revenue Minister Harbans S.
     
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