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News : November 2013
Commemorative Stamp on Sashastra Seema Bal - 29th November 2013.
Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB (Armed Border Force) is one of India's Central Armed Police Forces. It is often referred to as a paramilitary force. It is currently under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India. It was formerly known as the Special Service Bureau. SSB was set up in early 1963 in the wake of the Sino-Indian War. The primary task of the force was to provide armed support for RAW and secondary task was to inculcate feelings of national belonging in the border population and develop their capabilities for resistance through a continuous process of motivation, training, development, welfare programs and activities in the then NEFA, North Assam, North Bengal, hills of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh and many other areas. SSB was renamed as "Sashastra Seema Bal" in accordance with its new role and come under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the year 2001. This was done after Kargil War when " one border one force concept" was adopted.
The Minister of State for Home, Shri R.P.N. Singh released a Commemorative Stamp on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on 29th November 2013 at New Delhi.
Photo Courtesy: PIB
Maxim Cards on 200th Cricket Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar & Sathya Sai Baba.
Beautiful Maxim Cards on 200th Cricket Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar & Sathya Sai Baba has been prepared by a philatelist from Thiruvananthapuram. Please contact Mr. John Emanuel Boben, Email: email@example.com (M) +919495059324 for more information.
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram
Special Cover to mark Golden Jubilee of Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram - 26th November 2013.
Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School is situated in the heart of the city of Thiruvananthapuram, South Kerala. It was started in the year 1963, the school was upgraded to a High School in 1979. It has grown over the years into a Higher Secondary School with a strength of over 3500 students and more than 170 members of the staff. This mighty institution of learning stands as a beacon for the educationally backward and marginalized sections of society and continue to dominate every aspect of education in the capital city. The school was founded by the Carmelite sisters of St. Teresa with a rich tradition of special upliftment through education, who took it as a challenge to venture into the education arena and bring about social awakening and empowerment of women.
In recognition of their dedication and missionary zeal for a good cause, the Department of Posts, Kerala Postal Circle issued a Special Cover on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of the school on 26th November 2013.
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram
Commemorative Stamps on Railway Workshops at Kanchrapara & Jamalpur - 26th November 2013.
Locomotive workshops at Kanchrapara and Jamalpur are oldest locomotive workshops in India and are celebrating 150 years of existence.
Kanchrapara Workshop came into existence in 1863. This was set up by the then Assam Bengal Railway (later Bengal Assam Railway) and subsequently acquired by Eastern Bengal Railway Company as a combined Loco Carriage and Wagon Shops on the present site of loco shops. On 1st July, 1884, the management was taken over by the State (during the material period East India Company). On October 12, 1914 C & W Shops were shifted to the present site and started functioning separately as an independent unit. The workshop has the distinction of serving the defence department for repairs to Air craft and manufacture of armoured cars and grenade shells during World War II. This shop has displayed high level of flexibility by adapting to the changing environment and product-mix from time to time. This workshop has dealt with all classes of Rolling Stocks of Electric Traction and it has been in forefront of undertaking major developmental works connected with Electric traction rolling stock. The workshop also boasts of manufacturing 78 Nos of tower cars for maintaining over head equipment of electric traction between 1957 and 1986. Today, it ranks First among Indian Railways Workshops in terms of number of Electric Multiple Unit Coaches overhauled and second in terms of number of Electric Locomotives overhauled.
Jamalpur Locomotive Workshop was established on 8th February, 1862. It has enjoyed the distinction of being the first full-fledged, largest and the oldest locomotive repair workshop with the most diversified manufacturing activities on the Indian Railways. At first the Jamalpur workshop was merely repairing locomotives and also assembling locomotives from parts salvaged from other or damaged locomotives. By the turn of the century they started producing their own locomotives. In year 1899, CA 764 Lady Curzon was produced by the Jamalpur Workshop. In 1893, the first railway foundry in India was set up here. It also had a boiler workshop for repairing and building boilers. In addition to various repairs of wagons, coaches, cranes and tower cars, and locomotives, Jamalpur also undertakes repair and production of permanent-way fixtures and manufactures wheel sets for coaches and wagons.
The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury released a set of two commemorative stamps on completion of 150 years of Kanchrapara Workshop and Jamalpur Workshop of Eastern Railway, at a function held at Sealdah station, Kolkata on November 26, 2013.
Photo Courtesy: PIB
Awards to Indian Participants at the World Stamp Exhibition BRASILIANA-2013 held in Brazil.
We congratulate following Indian Participants who have won awards at the World Stamp Exhibition BRASILIANA-2013 held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 19 to 25 November, 2013.
- Anil Suri: Fiscals of Cochin (Fiscals) - Gold
- Angeet Suri: Fiscals of Jodhpur(Fiscals) - Vermeil
- Pragya Jain: I am Bow and this is my story (Thematic) - Vermeil
- Madhukar Jhingan: Indian Internal Airmails (Aerophilately) - Large Silver
- Rajesh Paharia: The Dead Letter Offices of India 1854 - 1912 (Postal History) - Large Silver
- Pravesh Kumar Gupta: The Imperial Durbars of Delhi (Postal History) - Large Silver
- Pratisad Neurgaonkar: Postal Stationery of British India 1856-1947 (Literature) - Large Silver
- Avinash Sharma: Olympic Games (Youth 10-15 Yrs) - Large Silver
- Rohit Prasad: Decimalisation of Postal Rates (Postal History) - Silver
- Naresh Agrawal: Mail and its Movement (Thematic) - Silver
- Brij Mohan Modi: Architecture is Soul of Civilization (Thematic) - Silver
- Binod Kumar Jain: India Refugee Relief Tax 1971 -73 (Traditional) - Silver
- Niyogi Books / Sekhar Chakrabarti - The Indian National Flag unfurled through Philately (Literature) - Silver
- Samira Bose: Glimpses of India (Youth 19-21 Yrs) - Silver
- Maira Bose: Lady Di (Youth 10-15 Yrs) - Silver
- Savita Jhingan: From India to Space (Astrophilately) - Silver Bronze
- Ranjit Singh: Sikh Heritage through Stamps (Literature) - Silver Bronze
- Kashish Thaper: Science & Technology as a Vehicle of Progress in India (Youth 19-21 Yrs) - Silver Bronze
- Paritri Upadhyay: Wild Life on Maxim Cards (Youth 16-18 Yrs) - Silver Bronze
- Prashant Pandya: Glimpses of innovations in 21st Century Indian Postal services (Modern Philately, 21st Century) - Bronze
- Vikas Singh: Philatelic Handbook on Indian Railways (Literature) - Bronze
- Madan Middha: Year Book of Indian Philately (Literature) - Bronze
- Praful Thakkar: Collectors Guide to First Day Covers & Folders of India 1947-1964 Official & Private (Literature) - Bronze
- Praful Thakkar: Collectors Guide to First Day Covers & Folders of India with Set of stamps, Se-tenant Stamps & Miniature Sheets (Literature) - Bronze
- Siddharth S Tawker: Reptiles (Youth 10-15 Yrs) - Bronze
- Yogini Jhingan: Holograms (Youth 19-21 Yrs) - Diploma
- Nisha Gupta: Meghdoot post card (Modern Philately, 21st Century) - C
- Himanshu Gupta: Indipex 2011 World Philatelic Exhibition, New Delhi (Modern Philately, 21st Century) - C
- Parvesh Gupta: 100 Years of Indian Cinema (Modern Philately, 21st Century) - C
- Anushtha Jain: Delhi 2010 - XIX Commonwealth Games (Modern Philately, 21st Century) - C
- Narendra Kumar: India Postage Stamp Year Book 2008 (Literature) - CP
- Narendra Kumar: India Postage Stamp Year Book 2009 (Literature) - CP
- Narendra Kumar: India Postage Stamp Year Book 2010 (Literature) - CP
- Narendra Kumar: India Postage Stamp Year Book 2011 (Literature) - CP
One Frame Exhibits
- Binod Kumar Jain: Study of various streams of Assam Streamer Service 1882-1904 - 79 Marks
- Ashish Talwar: The First Flight of Air India International - 75 Marks
- George Reynolds: Leonardo's Vitruvian Man - 74 Marks
- Leeza Padhi: Ramayana – The Great Indian Ballet – Beyond India - 70 Marks
- Srinivasan Paramasivam: Peacock – A bird and A Symbol - 68 Marks
- Rohit Prasad: Bullock Train – An Unexplored Chapter of Indian Postal History - 66 Marks
- Nagendra Nayak: Global Warming - 62 Marks
- Vikas Singh: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - A World Heritage Site - 53 Marks
We also congratulate following philatelists from Canada, Czech Republic, Kuwait and Pakistan, who exhibited collections on Indian subjects in the exhibition and have won awards.
- Ijaz Qureshi, Canada: British India Registration Postmarks of Punjab & Sind: 1854 - 1910 (Postal History) - Large Silver
- Jiri Cerny, Czech Republic: Revenue Stamps and Stamped Papers of Indian Princely State of Bonai-1911-1949 of Bonai - 1911-1949 (Fiscals) - Vermeil
- Khaled Abdul Mughni, Kuwait: Kuwait Postal History - Indian Era (Postal History) - Large Vermeil
- Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Pakistan: India - 19th Century Postal Markings (Classic Period) (Postal History) - Vermeil
- Siddique Mahmudur Rahman, Bangladesh: Rabindra Philately [Rabindranath Tagore through Philately] (Literature) - Bronze
Commemorative Stamp on Intelligence Bureau - 23rd November 2013.
India's Central Intelligence Bureau (IB) is reputed to be the oldest intelligence agency in the world formed in 1887. It was recast as the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1947 under the Ministry of Home Affairs. In the past it was tasked with all intelligence targeting but in recent times it has focused on internal security. The IB is officially under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Intelligence Bureau reportedly has a lot of successes to its credit.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh released a commemorative stamp on completion of 125 years of Intelligence Bureau, at the "All India Conference of Directors General / Inspectors General of Police-2013", in New Delhi on 23rd November, 2013. The stamp depicts Intelligence Bureau logo - ‘Awake, Day and Night’.
Photo Courtesy: PIB
Commemorative Stamp on Sathya Sai Baba - 23rd November 2013.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba (born as Sathyanarayana Raju; 23 November 1926 – d. 24 April 2011) was a highly revered spiritual leader and world teacher, whose life and message are inspiring millions of people throughout the world. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. The Sathya Sai Organisation, founded by Sathya Sai Baba "to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement" has over 1,200 Sathya Sai Centers in more than 100 countries. Through this organisation, Sathya Sai Baba established a network of free hospitals, clinics, drinking water projects and schools. Sathya Sai's devotees are spread across the world.
Union minister of state for communication & information technology (IT) Killi Krupa Rani released a commemorative stamp on Sathya Sai Baba on the occasion of his 88th birth anniversary celebrations held at Puttaparthi (Anantapur district) on 23rd November 2013.
Photo Courtesy: www.radiosai.org
Special Cover on 150 Years of St. Mary's School, ICSE, Mazgaon, Mumbai - 23rd November, 2013.
St. Mary's School was founded in 1864 by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Roman Catholic religious order founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. The school began as a Catholic school of education. It conferred the degree/diploma of a Cambridge University O level of education, which has been renamed ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) diploma. The school has four Gothic-style buildings and is divided into Senior Section (Class 5 and above) and Junior Section (Class 4 and below). The school alumni include renowned conductor, Zubin Mehta, actors Boman Irani and Kunal Vijaykar, business tycoon, Azim Premji.
To mark 150 years of the school, as a Special Cover was released on 23rd November 2013. Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra and Goa circle, Col. K.C. Mishra (VSM) unveiled the Special Cover commemorate the occasion. Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai , Sitaram Kunte and Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay were also present in the function.
Courtesy: Ankit Agrawal, Pune
Special Cover on World Chess Championship 2013 - 22nd November, 2013.
The World Chess Championship 2013 was a match between reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen, to determine the 2013 World Chess Champion. It was held from 9th to 22nd November 2013 in Chennai, under the auspices of FIDE (the World Chess Federation).
South India Philatelists' Association issued private special cover to mark last day of event with pictorial cancellation of Mylapore H. O. dated 22nd November 2013 at Chennai. For further inquiry, readers may please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy: Rainbow Stamp Club
Special Cover on 150 Years of St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra (West), Mumbai- 22nd November 2013.
St. Stanislaus High School is an all-boys school located in Mumbai, run by the Society of Jesus. The school is spread over a campus of approximately 7 acres in the heart of Bandra. The school, founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus, started as an orphanage and later grew to be a full-fledged educational institution for day-scholars as well as boarders. Education at St. Stanislaus is based on the SIPS framework which describes and integrates education along four dimensions Social, Intellectual, Personal and Spiritual education.
Mr. H. C. Agrawal, Post Master General (Mail and Postal operations), Mumbai and Fr. Francis de Melo, Director, Xavier’s Institute of Engineering & St. Xavier’s Technical Institute, Mahim, ex- Provincial of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) released a special cover to mark 150 year of School on 22nd November 2013.
Courtesy: Ankit Agrawal, Pune
Special Cover on St. Aloysius Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur Cantt. - 20th November 2013.
During two days philatelic exhibition JABALIPEX-2013 held on 20th and 21st November 2013 at Jabalpur, a special cover in commemoration of St. Aloysius Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur Cantt. on 20th November 2013 at Jabalpur.
St. Aloysius Senior Secondary School is a coed convent school located in the city of Jabalpur. It is one of the oldest schools in India; it was founded in 1869. It is affiliated with the C.B.S.E., New Delhi.
Courtesy: Rainbow Stamp Club
Special Cover on 25 years of Commissioned Service by TU 142M Aircraft - 18th November 2013.
The Tu-142 is the maritime reconnaissance/strike version of the Tu-95 which served as a Russian nuclear weapons capable bomber and is the fastest and highest flying turboprop aircraft in the world. The aircraft's long range (can fly from Bombay to Johannesburg, South Africa and back without refueling) combined with its heavy payload of 20,000 lbs. is a valuable asset to the Indian Navy's ASW and MR capability. The aircraft is fondly called the Albatross because of the massive wingspan of the aircraft. Also known as the Sentinel of the Ocean, this aircraft can remain airborne for sixteen hours.
Tamil Nadu Postal Circle released a Special Cover on 18th November 2013 on 25 Years of Commissioned service by TU 142M Aircraft at Arakkonam.
Courtesy: Ankit Agrawal, Pune
Special Cover on Bicentenary of Kartik Mahotsav Procession - 18th November 2013
In a celebration dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kartik Purnima (the full moon day in the Hindu month of Kartika) is marked with great fanfare in India. Kartik Purnima is important for Jains accross the world as the Chaturmas that begins on Ashadh Chaturdashi comes to an end on the full moon day in Kartik. After this, the Jain Sadhus and Sadhvis begin their Padyatra.
To commemorate 200 years of Kartik Purnamasi, famous Sawari festival, a Special Cover was issued on 18th November 2013 at Kolkata. Cancellation depicts towering Indra Dhwaja (about 60 feet tall). The towering three storey high Indra Dhwaja is one of highlights of the procession.
Special Cover with presentation pack is available at Rs. 75. Please contact Mr. Pradip Jain, Patna.
Courtesy: Pradip Jain, Patna
Commemorative Stamp on Children's Day - 14th November 2013.
In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14th November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India.
India Post issued a commemorative stamp to mark Children's day on 14th November 2013. The stamp is visualised by Karthik S., a Class VI student of St. Joseph’s HS School, Thalassery, Kerala. Stamp was released by Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer at Thiruvananthapuram.
Special Cover on World Diabetes Day - 15th November 2013
World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus and is held on 14th November of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community.
Novo Nordisk India has partnered with Karnataka’s Postal Department to create mass awareness and reaching out to maximum number of people in the State. Around 9800 network post offices of the Karnataka postal circle delivered one lakh booklets on treatment and management of diabetes at the recipient’s doorstep.
To mark the occasion U. T. Khader, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka released a Special Cover and My Stamp, emphasizing on diabetes prevention, detection and management, on 15th November 2013 at Bangalore.
Cover Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram
Commemorative Stamp to mark 200th Cricket Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar - 14th November 2013.
India Post released two stamps in denomination of Rs 20 each to commemorate 200th Cricket Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar on 14th November 2013. On the occasion a Miniature Sheet and Sheetlet were also released.
Print Order of Stamps, MS and Sheetlet are as follows:
Stamps (2 nos.) : 30.1 Lakh each
Miniature Sheets : 24.1 Lakh
Sheetlet : 16.1 Lakh
India Post has announced that since the print order is large, stamps will be available at Philatelic Bureaux in phased manner.
The Wankhede stadium in Mumbai hosted Sachin Tendulkar’s landmark 200th and final cricket test match on 14th November 2013. After the toss, the Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal released commemorative postage stamps to pay tribute to the veteran batsman.
Special Cancellation on 200th Cricket Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar - 14th November 2013.
A special cancellation is provided at Gorakhpur to commemorate 200th Cricket Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 14th November 2013.
Courtesy: Ashwani Kumar Dubey, Gorakhpur
Special Cover to mark XXVII National Sub Junior Badminton Championship - 2013 - 13th November 2013.
A special cover was released on 13th November 2013 at J. N. Indoor Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha during the XXVII National Sub Junior Badminton Championship - 2013, held from 10th to 16th November, 2013.
Commemorative Stamp on 175 Years of Times of India - 13th November 2013.
The Times of India was founded on 3rd November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce In Bombay, during an intermediate period between the Mughal and British Raj. Published every Saturday and Wednesday, The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce was launched as a semi-weekly edition by Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist. It contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. The daily editions of the paper were started from 1850 and in 1861, the Bombay Times was renamed as The Times of India after amalgamation of three more newspapers.
India Post issued a commemorative stamp to mark 175 years of Times of India on 13th November 2013.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee releasing the commemorative stamp during the 175th Year Celebrations of Times of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 13, 2013. The Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Kapil Sibal is also seen.
Courtesy: Rainbow Stamp Club / PIB
The first philatelic item on Sachin Tendular, a cancellation issued by British Post - 24th June 1992.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club represents the historic county of Yorkshire as one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure.Yorkshire are the most successful team in English cricketing history with 31 County Championship titles.
British Post Office provided a cancellation to greet "First overseas player at Yorkshir county Cricket Club" in 1992. This is the first philatelic item issued on Sachin Tendular.
Courtesy: O. P. Kedia, Indore
Commemorative Stamp on Central Bureau of Investigation - 11th November 2013.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the foremost investigating police agency in India, an elite force which plays a role in public life and ensuring the health of the national economy. It is under the jurisdiction of the Government of India. The CBI is involved in major criminal probes, and is the Interpol agency in India. The CBI was established in 1941 as the Special Police Establishment, tasked with domestic security. It was renamed the Central Bureau of Investigation on 1st April 1963. Its motto is "Industry, Impartiality, Integrity".
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh released a commemorative stamp to mark the Golden Jubilee Year of the Central Bureau of Investigation, at the International Conference on “Evolving Common Strategies to Combat Corruption and Crime, in New Delhi on 11th November, 2013.
Special Cover on Centenary Celebrations of Banerjee Memorial Club Building, Thrissur - 9th November 2013.
Banerjee Memorial Club is a private social club situated in Thrissur city. It is the oldest club in Central Kerala. The club was founded in 1914 on the land donated by His Highness Maharajah of Cochin Sri Rama Varma XV. The club is named after Albion Rajkumar Banerjee, Diwan of Cochin Kingdom who founded the club. The first President of the club was J. W. Bhore, Diwan of Cochin Kingdom. Rama Varma XV, the Maharaja of Cochin, was the first patron of the club.
Kerala Postal Circle issued a special cover to mark Centenary Celebrations of Banerjee Memorial Club Building, Thrissur on 9th November 2013.
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram
Special Cover on Golden Jubilee Year of St. John's High School, Chandigarh - 9th November 2013.
St. John's High School, Chandigarh is an all-boy, English Medium, unaided Catholic Minority Institution that falls under the category of Religious Minority Institutions as defined by the Constitution of India.
To commemorate Golden Jubilee year of St. John's High School a Special Cover was released on 9th November 2013, by Law Minister and the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mr. Kapil Sibbal at Chandigarh. Mr Sibbal is also the alumnus of this school. CPMG, Mr.Kulbir Singh, Principal, Ms Kavita Dass, and philatelist, Mr.Rakesh Walia were present during the release function.
Courtesy: Rainbow Stamp Club
Special stamp in honour of Master Blaster - Sachin Tendulkar !
As cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar pads up for his swansong at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the government has decided to make the occasion a memorable one for him and his countless fans.
A special stamp with the portrait of the sporting icon would be released by the Indian postal department on November 14 - the day Sachin plays his 200th (and also his last) Test match, said Union Minister of Communication and IT, Kapil Sibal today.
As per the current policy of the postal department, stamps are not issued in the honour of living iconic personalities. However, it made an exception for the first time on August 27, 1980, when a special stamp was released in the honour of Mother Teresa.
After 33 years, the postal department will make yet another exception --- this time to celebrate Sachin’s glorious contribution to the game.
Sibal said Sachin deserves the honour and the department of post was very excited to release the stamp to celebrate his achievements at the time of his retirement. “His contribution can’t be described in words. He has ruled nation’s hearts for over two decades. We all are proud of his achievement,” said Kapil. The Minister said the department was mulling a change in its policy and in the future there are chances that it will issue special stamps to commemorate the achievements of other living legends.
Making an exception
* A special stamp with the portrait of the sporting icon would be released by the Indian postal department on November 14 - the day Sachin plays his 200th (and also his last) Test match in Mumbai
* As per the current policy of the postal department, stamps are not issued in the honour of living iconic personalities, with Mother Teresa being the only exception.
Dated: 9th November 2013
Source: The Tribune
Special Cover on Birth Centenary of Naryanbhai Pithalia – 9th November 2013.
Late Narayanbhai Pithalia was pioneer in Automobile industry in Chhattisgarh since 1930. He also gave his valuable contribution for social, educational and sports activities in Chhattisgarh.
India Post, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle issued a special cover to commemorate Birth Centenary year of Narayanbhai Pithalia on 9th November 2013 at Raipur.
Commemorative Stamp on Indian Academy of Pediatrics - 8th November 2013.
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics was formed after amalgamating the Association of Pediatricians in India based at Mumbai and the Indian Pediatric Society based at Calcutta during its joint meeting at Hyderabad in 1963. The IAP Secretariat is situated at Mumbai. Today, the IAP has around 19,000 members with 140 branches which work for the furtherance of IAP's objectives and work independently as per IAP's constitution.
India Post issued a commemorative stamp to commemorate 50 years of Indian Academy of Pediatrics on 8th November 2013.
Commemorative Stamp on 75 Years of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - 7th November 2013.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan an educational trust was founded on 7th November 1938 by Dr. K. M. Munshi, with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi. The trust operates a number of primary and secondary institutes in India and abroad. It organizes and runs 100 private schools in India. The schools are known as Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, or Bhavan's Vidyalaya.
India Post issued a commemorative stamp to mark 75 years of foundation of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 7th November 2013.
Commemorative Stamp on Boy's High School, Allahabad - 5th November 2013.
Boys' High School & College, (BHS), is an independent school in Allahabad. It was established on 5th November, 1861. Since 1940 it has been managed by the Allahabad High School Society. It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. Alumnus of this school have carved out a niche for themselves in a number of fields including judiciary, executive, legislative, defense forces, and cinema. Personalities like super star of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan are from this school.
In recognition of the 150 glorious years of service in the field of education, a commemorative stamp is released by Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mr. B. L. Joshi on 5th November, 2013 in the premises of Boys High School, Allahabad.
Special Cancellation provided on Dipawali, a Festival of Lights at Gorakhpur – 3rd November 2013.
A special cancellation has been provided on Dipawali, a festival of lights at Gorakhpur on 3rd November 2013.
Courtesy: Aswani Dubey, Gorakhpur
Special cover on “Save the Future” released at Mumbai – 1st November 2013.
“Save the future” is the need of the hour, a social summon to all to wake up, realize and get going. It is a movement to gather momentum to check self-destruction of our planet, our home, the only one that we have so far. This is a vision envisioned by me in Maharashtra Circle. This campaign is supported by Reliance Asset Management, International Collectors’ Society of Rare Items, Pune and Katha Kosa, Mumbai.
“Save the Future” campaign was flagged off by Shri Jayankumar Banthia, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra in the presence of Shri A K Jain, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri Himanshu Vyapak, CEO, Reliance Capital Asset Management, Col. K. C. Mishra, Chief Postmaster General of Maharashatra and Goa and other dignitaries on 1st November 2013. To commemorate this campaign, a Special cover on “Save the Future” was released at Bi-centenary Hall of Mumbai GPO.
Availability of Cover : Philatelic Bureau, Mumbai GPO, Blank Cover Cost Rs.10/- plus Stamp Cost Rs 5/-, Total Rs.15/-. Mumbai GPO Philatelic Bureau Contact : +912222644944
Cover Courtesy: Jigar Desai, Mumbai