A special cover was released on 9th May 2015 at Virajpet to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Arameri Kalancheri Mutt.The cover depicts the picture of Sri. Lingarajendra Prasad Nilaya, being inaugurated on this ocassion which can accommodate about 300 students.
A special cover was released on 17th May 2015 to commemorate the "RCB-Game for Green" match held at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
RCB, the world's first carbon positive cricket team and one of the most loved, passionately supported cricket franchise pledges to spread the green message to its loyal fans to help build a sustainable future.
Hong Kong Post released a set of 6 stamp and a vessel-shaped souvenir sheet to highlight the theme of this set of stamps on 21st May 2015.
Hong Kong is a thriving port, renowned as one of the busiest in the world. To maintain the efficient operation of the port and provision of other marine services, various government departments maintain their own specialised vessels which are designed to perform a diverse range of duties, including patrolling, inspection and quarantine, water quality control, firefighting and hydrographic works, among others.
Customs and Excise Department — Sector Patrol Launch : The $1.70 stamp depicts the sector patrol launch "Sea Reliance" of the Customs and Excise Department. Commissioned in 2000, it has been conducting anti-smuggling patrols in Hong Kong waters.
Department of Health — Port Quarantine Launch : The $2.20 stamp shows a port quarantine launch, "Port Health", from the Department of Health. It commenced service in 2003 and mainly takes personnel including doctors, nurses and health inspectors, to vessels within Hong Kong waters to perform port health services.
Environmental Protection Department — Marine Monitoring Vessel : The $2.90 stamp portrays the marine monitoring vessel "Dr. Catherine Lam" of the Environmental Protection Department. First put into service in 1993, its main function is to collect seawater and sediment samples for scientific analyses, so as to monitor Hong Kong's marine water quality.
Fire Services Department — Fireboat : The $3.10 stamp shows the fireboat "Elite" of the Fire Services Department. Fireboat "Elite" is mainly responsible for marine firefighting, search and rescue operations and diving logistics support in the Hong Kong waters.
Hong Kong Police Force — Training Launch : The $3.70 stamp features the training launch "Sea Panther" belonging to the Hong Kong Police Force. Commissioned in 1988, it was first deployed as the Divisional Command Launch in Marine East Division, responsible for law enforcement at sea in the region. It later became the Marine Region Training Launch, a training platform for Marine Police officers in 2001.
Marine Department — Hydrographic Survey Launch : The $5 stamp presents the hydrographic survey launch "Hydro 1" operated by the Marine Department. In service since 2003, it is mainly deployed to carry out hydrographic surveys in Hong Kong waters, monitor changes in the water depths of major waterways and provide mariners with the most up-to-date nautical information necessary for safe navigation.
Russia Post released a stamp on 26th March 2015 depecting to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the District Council Post - Zemsky mail.
Zemsky mail - a special service created for correspondence in the areas which did not have government-mails. The first post office was established in zemskaja Vetluga county Kostroma province in the spring of 1865. Each zemskoe post office acted only within their administrative district. To pay for the costs the county mails were allowed to have their own brand, but with the prerequisite neither a drawing nor color should not be similar to the official marks, as well as in their design could not use the emblem of the state postal service.
A special cover was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of the Postal Training Centre, Mysuru on 20th May 2015. Training and development is a function of human resource management concerned with organisational activity aimed at bettering the performance of individuals and groups in organisational setting.
A special cover was released in Bangalore on the ocassion of the celebration of 175th Anniversary of St. Paul's Church, Bangalore.
St. Paul's has the distinction of being the very first Tamil Anglican Church in the erstwhile Mysore State. The Church was consecrated on 33rd March 1840 by the Lord bishop of Madras. Since then the Church is rendering service to the people and imparting knowledge through education to poor masses.
An Post of Ireland marked the centenary of the WWI sinking of the passenger liner Lusitania with a special commemorative stamp issue on 7th May 2015. The stamps (68c and €1) feature specially commissioned paintings by Vincent Killowry capturing the dramatic scenes of the ship at sail and then listing badly before sinking.
The sinking of the Lusitania took place on this day (May 7th)
approximately 14 miles off the Irish coast near the Old Head of Kinsale.
The ship was struck by a single torpedo and sank quickly after a second
explosion. Although there were sufficient lifeboats on board, the badly
listing ship made it impossible to execute a full evacuation. Of the
1,959 people on board just 761 were saved, many of them by boats
launched from Kinsale, Cobh and Cork city.
Lusitania was launched by the Cunard Line in 1906, as an ocean liner,
famous for its luxury and speed. It was, for a brief time, the largest
ocean liner in the world and held the record for crossing the Atlantic.
Prior to the sinking Germany had declared the seas around Ireland as a
war zone and had placed newspaper advertisements warning people not to
sail on the ship. Among the casualties of the sinking was Hugh Lane, art
collector and benefactor, founder of Dublin’s Municipal Gallery of
Modern Art, the first public gallery of modern art in the world.
A special cover was released on 10th April 2015 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Netaji High School, Ballamavati. Netaji Education Society was founded by the farsighted elders of Changettira family in 1965 generously donating 10 acres of land for the construction of the School.
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