May 27, 2016

55 years of the first manned flight into space.

 Russia post released a stamp of Yuri Gagarin to celebrate 55 years of the first manned flight into space on 12th April 2016 which is a remarkable date for the Russian cosmonauts.

On 12 April 1961, the Soviet space pilot Yuri Alexeevich Gagarin became the first man in the world to perform a flight into space. Gagarin made one orbit around the Earth for 1 hour 48 minutes in the Vostok orbital spaceship and safely returned home.

May 25, 2016

Indian Skimmer

A Special Cover was released on Indian Skimmer to create awareness and to save the migratory birds on 23rd April 2016 at Allahabad.The Indian skimmer or Indian scissors-bill is one of the three species that belong to the skimmer family.

Cover Code: UP/10/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 23, 2016

Ahilya Asthan

Darpex-2016 was held at Darbhanga on 11th and 12th March 2016. A special cover was released featuring Ahilya Asthan on 11th March 2016. Ahilya Asthan is a famous historical temple, situated in Darbhanga district of Bihar.

Courtesy Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 21, 2016

INHS Jeevanti

India Post, Maharshtra Postal Circle released a Special cover on 15th April 2016  on the momentous occasion of INHS Jeevanti's 50 Glorious Years of service to the nation which is an Indian Naval Hospital Ship in Patient Care at AP Dabolim.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 20, 2016

Postcards - UNESCO Heritage - 2

A set of Postcard was released at the Karnataka Postcrossers meet held on 15th May 2016 at Metro Rangoli Art Centre, Bengaluru.

These cards will be available at Bangalore Post Shoppe shortly.

May 18, 2016

Stamp Design Competition - Independence Day 2016

India Post has invited entries for a Stamp Design Competition - Independence Day 2016 on the theme 'tourism in India'. Last date for receipt of entries is 31st May 2016.

For further details visit: India Post.

May 17, 2016

Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme 2016

A special cover on Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme was released on 3rd May 2016 at Madikeri.

Coorg, the land of the Kodavas is known as the cradle of Indian Hockey. Mr. Pandanda Kuttappa decided to bring Kodavas from all over the world under the banner of the Kodava Hockey Festival in 1997, brilliantly understood the impact the event will create when culture and sports come together in the Kodava community. The festival assumed such monstrous proportions that it found a place in the Limca Book of Records as the largest field hockey tournament in India. Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme a month-long event from 10'" April 2016 to 8" May 2016 is aimed to celebrate decades of love and passion towards the game of hockey displaying the tradition and pomp of Coorg with dignity and pride. 299 Kodava families are participating in the tournament. The special cover is released to commemorate the event.

Cover code: KTK/07/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 16, 2016

Batesara Group of Temples

A Special Cover on Batesara Group of Temples of Morena district (Madhya Pradesh) was released on 18th March 2016 at Morena.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 14, 2016

Samrat Ashoka - Minor Rock Edict.

A Special Cover on Samrat Ashoka - Minor Rock Edict of Gujarra District, Datia (Madhya Pradesh) was released on 18th March 2016 at Datia. Image on cover shows the Great Stupa at Sanchi, in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh which is the oldest stone structure in India. The cancellation depicts the Lion Capital Emblem of Samrat Ashoka.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 13, 2016

Everlasting Flame International

A Special Cover commemorating Everlasting Flame International was issued by Delhi Postal Circle on 19th March 2016.

Cover Code: DEL/10/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 12, 2016

Phanishwar Nath Renu

Purnpex-2016 was held at Purnea Bihar on 4th and 5th March 2016. To commemorate this exhibition, a special cover was released honoring famous writer Phanishwar Nath Renu on 4th March 2016 

Cover Code: BH-11/MARCH 2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

May 11, 2016

Postcrossing Stamp - Russia (2)

Russia Post issued a stamp on Postcrossing on 25th March 2016. This is the second stamp by Russia on Postcrossing.

May 10, 2016

Karnataka Postcrossers Meet.

Karnataka Postcrossers Meet will be held on Sunday, 15th May 2016 at Rangoli Metro Art Centre, Bengaluru. Postcrosssers from all over Karnataka will meet and an Exhibition on postcards of UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be held at the Venue. All interested Postcrossers are Welcome to the Meet and Exhibition.

May 9, 2016

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

A stamp on Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) was organized by Bangladesh Navy from January 10 - 13, 2016.

The 'Indian Ocean Naval Symposium' (IONS) with 35 members, is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime cooperation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussion of regionally relevant maritime issues. In the process, it endeavors to generate a flow of information between naval professionals that would lead to common understanding and possibly cooperative solutions on the way ahead.

Green Planet - Mission Save the mother earth.

A Special Cover was released to highlight the Mission 'Save the Mother Earth' by Green Planet group on 8th April 2016 at Jalandhar City.

 Cover Code:PB/13/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

May 7, 2016

Lioness Club - Nandambakkam

A special cover was released in Chennai on 28th March 2016 to celebrate 40th year of the Lioness Club of Nandambakkam.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.