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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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