Mahapex-2016, Maharashtra State Level Philatelic Exhibition was held from 16th to 18th January 2016 at Nasik. 2 special covers were released on 18th January.
Nashik Dhol : Nashik Dhol is a special form of rhythmic music played with the big drums or locally known as dhols. It is a musical instrument belonging to the Membranophone Category. It is popular all over Maharashtra for creating a rhythmic and exhilarating atmosphere and has become the cultural identity of Maharashtra's celebrations. All the public celebrations including weddings, Navratri, Ganpati Visarjan, rallies, college gatherings tend to be incomplete without Nashik Dhol.
Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi : was one of the first South Asian female physicians and the first Indian female physician, to be trained in the tradition of Western medicine. She was India’s first lady to qualify as a doctor from the USA in 1886.
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.