May 4, 2016

ATEETA - 2016

A special cover was released on the occasion of ATEETA - 2016 on 23rd April 2016 at Shivamogga 

Cover Code: KTK/06/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 3, 2016


A special cover was released on 23rd March 2016 at Mannampandal to celebrate the Diamond jubilee of A.V.C.College.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krihsnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

The Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications

 Russia Post released as stamp on 3rd March 2016 on The Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communication which was created in Moscow on 17 December 1991. The organization is aimed at facilitating cooperation of new independent states in the fields of electrical and postal communication on a voluntary basis, principle of mutual respect and sovereignty.

May 2, 2016

Calicut Philatelic Club - AGM

Annual General Body Meeting of The Calicut Philatelic Club was held on1st May 2016 at The Bullion Arcade, Calicut. 

In the presence of renowned philatelist and Numismatist Shri. Tom Vadakkummola as the Electoral officer, new Office bearers were elected as under.

President: UB Nayak
Vice President: T.Raghavan
Secretary: Ashwin Ramesh 
Jt. Secretary: KP Mohammed
Treasurer: MS Balakrishnan
Auditor: Balakrishnan N

Executive Members: Adv.Abdul Salam KV, Abraham NA, Rajesh D Nair, Jamaaludheen T, Dr.Shibu Varghese and Mujeeb Rahman.

April 30, 2016

World Sparrow Day

A special cover was released on 20th March 2016 at Lucknow to celebrate World Sparrow Day.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 29, 2016

Govardhanram Tripathi

A commemorative stamp on a well known Gujarati Novelist, Govardhanram Tripathi was released on 27th April 2016.

April 28, 2016

Traditional Boats of Bangladesh

A imperf. souvenir sheet on traditional boats of Bangladesh was released on 16th December 2015 of 100 Tk.

April 27, 2016

Ahimsa Ball

A special cover on Jainism theme has was released at New Delhi on 26th April 2016 on the occasion of 10th Installetion Ceremony of 'Ahimsa Ball' . This beautiful granite ball weighting around 1.5 tonnes with a diameter of 90 cm was installed at Shri Parshva Padmavati Jinalaya at Mahabalipuram Tirth, Maharauli, New Delhi by the renowned family of Late Harakh Chand Ji Nahata and inaugurated by then Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Saheb Singh Verma on 26th April 2006.

10th Anniversary of this Ball was celebrated on 26th April 2016 at the campus of Shri Parshva Padmavati Jinalaya and this cover was released. India Post provided special cancellation on this occasion. Senior Jainism Philately Group member Shri Lalit Kumar Nahata was instrumental in release of this beautiful special cover. A multicolored information folder has also been issued on this occasion.

Cover Code: DEL/11/2016
Courtesy: Sudhir Jain.

April 26, 2016

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy

A special cover was released on 18th February 2016 at  Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy celebrate Academy Day.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 25, 2016

Indian Coast Guard Air Station

A special cover was released on 7th March 2016 at Chennai to celebrate Silver jubilee of Indian Coast Guard Air Station, Chennai.

Indian Coast Guard Air Station Madras was commissioned on 26 April 1991 at Chennai, ICGAS, Chennai has been instrumental in Maritime Surveillance, Search and Resque, Medical Evacuation, Pollution Response, Disaster Relief operations, Anti poaching, Anti smuggling and coastal Surveillance. The unit has successfully flown more than 50000 Hours and has been involved in saving more than 2000 lives. This special cover is released to mark 25 glorious years of yeoman service by ICGAS Chennai/ 744 SQN (CG) to the nation.

Cover Code: TN/11/2016

April 22, 2016

College Square Swimming Club

A special cover was released to commemorate 100 years of College Square Swimming Club on 17th March 2016 at Kolkata, which is considered as a pioneer of aquatics in India.

Cover Code: WB/08/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

April 18, 2016

Accession of the Russian Federation Council of Europe

Russia Post released a stamp of the Russian Federation Council of Europe on 26th February 2016.

The Council of Europe, founded in 1949, is the continent’s largest human rights organization comprising 47 states, 28 of which are European Union members. Its headquarters is in Strasbourg, France.The Russian Federation became a member of the Council of Europe on February 28, 1996. The stamp has an image of a world map with Council of Europe member states highlighted and a logo of the organization.

April 15, 2016

Fire Services of India

A commemorative stamp of Fire Services of India was released by India Post on 14th April 2016.

April 13, 2016

Pilikula Nisargadhama

A special cover was released on 13th April 2016  at the premises of Mangaluru Collectorate Post Office, District Commissioner's Office Complex , Mangaluru, to commemorate 20 years journey of  Pilikula Nisargadhama. It is dedicated to promote eco-tourism and creation of awareness about our environment and traditional cultural practices.

 Photo Courtesy: Ravi Posavanike

Dr.Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisirghadhama, Mangaluru located 10 Kms from Mangaluru city encompasses 356 acres of land dedicated to the conservation of bio-diversity if Western Ghats, heritage and culture, creation of awareness in science and technology. To showcase heritage and culture,a unique live heritage village is set up in Pilikula. Cultural practices of olden times are recreated to experience the heritage Guthumane (Residence of Village headman) paddy field, coconut and areca garden, Nagabana, kambalagadde (buffalo race field) are important components of the Heritage village.

Cover code: KTK/05/2016

April 11, 2016

2016 Gagarin Cup.

Russia Post released a stamp on 2nd February 2016 on the Continental Hockey League - 2016 Gagarin Cup.
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an open international ice hockey league founded in 2008. It is the strongest league in Europe comprising hockey clubs from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia and Finland.The postage stamp depicts the Gagarin Cup.

April 9, 2016

State Awards of the Russian Federation

Russia Post released a set of 18 stamp on 19th February 2016 depicting the State Awards of the Russian Federation.

State awards of the Russian Federation are the highest form of recognition of outstanding services delivered by citizens in the defense of the Fatherland, as well as in state-building; achievements in economy, science, culture, art, pedagogy, education; protection of health, lives and rights of the citizens; charitable activities and other outstanding services rendered to the state.

01. Gold Star Medal
02. Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation Gold Medal
03. Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called
04. Order of St George
05. Order for Merit to the Motherland
06. Order of St Catherine the Great Martyr
07. Order of Alexander Nevsky
08. Order of Suvorov
09. Order of Ushakov
10. Order of Zhukov
11. Order of Kutuzov
12. Order of Nakhimov
13. Order of Courage
14. Order of Military Merit
15. Order of Naval Merit
16. Order of Honor
17. Order of Friendship
18. Parental Glory Order