In honor of the XIX Commonwealth Games India Post has issued a series of commemorative stamps.
The Games are being held in Delhi from 3 to 14 October 2010. The opening ceremony took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. This marks the first time the Commonwealth Games have been held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
The logo of the Games is inspired by the Chakra, the national symbol of freedom, unity and power. Spiralling upwards, it depicts the growth of India into a proud, vibrant nation.
The official mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games is Shera, an anthropomorphized tiger.