February 24, 2016

Utsav-2016, 8th Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition.

Utsav-2016, 8th Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition was organized from 15th to 17th February, 2016 at National Science Centre, New Delhi.5 special covers were released during the Exhibition.

2 special covers were released on 15th February 2016.

The Greater One-horned Rhinoceros was once found across the floodplains in the Northern part of the Indian subcontinent.   Their population was severely depleted due to poaching  and habita tdegradation and all these put the species on the brink of extinction in the early 20th Century.  In the 70’s there were only 600 individuals in the world.  Currently Greater One-horned Rhinos are found in India and Nepal and their population is around 2500.

Elephants have been revered for centuries in Asia where they play an important role in culture, religion and ecosystems. Currently their population are threatened with poaching, and their habitats and corridors are shrinking.  Asian elephants are now listed as endangered on the IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species.

1 special cover was released on 16th February 2016.

National Sceince Centre – Nuclear technology is many things.  It is electricity.  It is medicine.  It is research  tool.  It is friend of the farmer.  It is disrructive, and much more.  One can see its many faces in the Hall of Nuclear Power at National Science Centre, Delhi.

 2 special covers were released on 17th February 2016.

 Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple also called as Birla Mandir is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction– The father of nation Mahatama Gandhi on the request of Shri Jugal Kishore Birla inaugurated the temple on 18th March 1939, on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.

Maharaja Agrasen Ki Baoli – The Step well (Baoli) on Hailey Road (NewConnaught Place) was built by Maharaj Agrasen during the Mahabharatha epic era and it was rebuilt in the 12th Century by Agarwal Community during regime of Anangpal III.  This 60- Meter ling and 15 Meter wide and four storey remarkable National Monument  with more than hundred steps is the centre of attraction for tourist.

 Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

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