India Post released a stamp of Baba Amte on 30th December 2014.
Baba Amte was born as Murlidhar Devidas Amte who was a social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.He was a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
Baba Amte was awarded Padma Shri in 1971, Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1985, Padma Vibhushan in 1986 and Gandhi Peace Prize in 1999. He was also awarded the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1988 and many other awards for his social work.
Department of Posts is holding a “Independence Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition” and has invited the public to participate in this competition.. The theme of the competition is "Women Empowerment". The last date for submission of entry will be on 31st March 2015. For more information and entry forms kindly visit the website of India Post
Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet of the Coat of arms of Krasnodar region on 18th September 2014. The stamp depicts the coat of arms, and in the margins the emblem of the Krasnodar Territory and the map of the Russian Federation with the area marked in red.
Russia Post released a stamp of Main Centre for Special Communications on 18th September 2014. The stamp features the logo of the Main Centre of Special Communication and branded cars with the building in the background.
Russia Post released a souvenir sheet to commemorate 700th Birth Anniversary of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh on 16th September 2014.
Sergius of Radonezh, Russian church monk, founder of the Trinity Monastery near Moscow (now Trinity-Sergius Lavra), venerated saints in the church as a monk, and is considered the greatest devotee of the Russian land.
The souvenir sheet depicts a procession led by St. Sergius of Radonezh in the background of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the sky - flock of pigeons (followers and disciples of St. Sergius). Showing historical figures (from left to right) - Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, a legendary warrior monk Alexander Peresvet and modern Orthodox people who are in front of a lighted candle.
Russia post released a souvenir sheet depicting the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoe on 5th September 2014.
It is a masterpiece of world architecture, the first Orthodox stone church marquee in Russia. Built in 1528-1532 by Italian architects on the right bank of the Moskva River in the village of Kolomenskoye.
The composition of the structure, a total height of 62 m, is centric in nature. The internal space is small, but due to the lack of columns and pillars, it seems quite voluminous.In the Soviet era, the church was turned into a museum complex "Kolomenskoye Estate", and in 1994 - in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
It has been informed by the Karnapex 2015 Secretariat that all the Entry forms received are in the process of scrutiny and the Allotment of frames will be intimated to the Applicants after 18th December 2014. The applicants are to send the frame charges only after the intimation of the number of frames allotted to them.
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A special cover was released on 30th November 2014 at Kolkata to celebrate the platinum jubilee of Sri Kashi Vishwanath Seva Samity.
Shree Kashi Vishwanath Seva Samity was established in the year 1939 as a Social welfare Organsiation to provide various special services to the people at large in Kolkata and nearby areas.
It maintains a fleet of water tankers, engaged for supplying filtered drinking water to hospitals and to gatherings of social, religious, political and other nature. It provides valuable services to Gangasagar pilgrims during Sankranti and to yatris going to Tarakeshwar, organises relief camp during flood and earthquake and runs free homeapathy dispensary.
The last date for submission of Entry forms is 15th December 2014 and all the applicants are requested to submit your application at the earliest so that the same may reach the Office by 15th December.
Assistant Director (BD)
For Chief Postmaster General
A special cover was released by the Odisha Circle to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of National Federation of Postal Employees by AIPEU, Group C, Bhubaneshwr Division on 2nd November 2014.
The Post and Telegraph Trade Union Movement initiated during 1905 later became recognized as National Federation of Posts and Telegraph Employees (NFPTE) on 224th November 1954 after years of uncompromising struggles and sacrifices for the benefit of the whole working class in general and P&T employees in particular. Consequent upon separation of P&T Department to Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications in February 1986. NFTE was bifurcated to National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and National Federation of Telecommunication Employees (NFTE). With its glorious history and tradition, NFPE constituting nearly 75% membership of the Department of Posts is committed to serve the postal workers to improve their economic and service conditions.
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