A special cover to honour India's medal winners in Rio Paralympics was released in Bangalore on 24th September 2016.
Cover Code: KTK/12/2016
This special cover is released to commemorate Medal winners of India in Rio Paralympics. The Paralympics Games is a quadrennial multi-sport event, involving athletes with range of disabilities that include impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, vision impairment etc. All the winners are the first time Medal winners except Javelin thrower Shri Devendra Jhajharia - became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals (including a gold medal won earlier in 2004 Athens Paralympics).
A special cover was released to mark the occasion of the 500th Test match of Indian Cricket team which will be played at Kanpur from September 22 onward against New Zealand.
Cover Code: KTK/17/2016
The Captains of few major Test Matches are: 001st - Shri CK Nayudu, 100th - Shri M. A. K. Pataudi 200th - Shri Sunil Gavaskar 300th - Shri Sachin Tendulkar 400th - Shri Rahul Dravid 500th - Shri Virat Kohli.
A miniature sheet was released by Malta Post on 15th September 2016 of a drawing by Charles Von Brocktorff, circa 1838. It shows the entry of the dowager Queen Adelaide on board the HMS Hastings into the Valletta Grand Harbour on 30 November 1838.
A special cover on the Bastar Hill Myna was released on 25th June 2016. Bastar Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa Peninsularis) is the state bird of Chhattisgarh. It is a habitat of the bastar region of Chhattisgarh and adjoining border of Odisha. It is said to be the best Mimic bird in the world.
On the occasion of Inauguration of the New Rotary International District 3141 and installation of District Governor a Special Cover was released at Mumbai on 26th June, 2016 to create awareness on Diabetes and Pediatric Heart Surgeries.
Australia Post released a stamp to commemorate 400 years of Dirk Hartog's Landing on 13th September 2016.
On 25 October 1616, captain Dirk Hartog of the Dutch East India ship Eendracht made landfall at an island off the coast of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Hartog’s ship had lost its way after setting out from Holland for Batavia in the Dutch East Indies. This unintentional landing made the Eendracht the second recorded European ship to visit the Australian continent and the first to arrive on the western coast. Two days later, before leaving what is now called Dirk Hartog Island, Hartog left a pewter dish inscribed with an account of his visit fixed to a wooden post at a location now called Cape Inscription. The Eendracht then sailed north-east, charting the Western Australian coastline, before eventually arriving in Batavia on 14 December 1616.
The painting of the Eendracht on the stamp is by Western Australian Adriaan de Jong and is based on early 17th-century Dutch paintings and documents.
As part of the International Biodiversity decade 2011-2020, India Post North Karnataka Region has released a set of 48 Picture Postcards titled Butterflies of India. This set is available at Post Shoppe and and other main Post Office in Karnataka.
Russian Post released a Joint Issue with Republic of Slovenia on 27th May 2016.
The 2016 marks the centenary since the Russian Chapel was founded that became a symbol of friendship between the peoples of Slovenia and Russia, as well as a memorial to all the Russians, who died in these places.The stamp depicts Russian Orthodox Chapel on the Vršic pass dedicated to Saint Vladimir.
Kerala Postal Circle released a Special Cover on a moving snake boat on 05th September 2016 at Neerattupuram near Thiruvalla, Kerala tocommemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Uthradam Thirunal Neerattupuram Pamba Boat Race (1956-2016) for the K. C. Mammen Mappilai Trophy. The boat race is held on the river Pamba, at Neerattupuram in CentralTravancore during the Onam season. Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varmawas the titular Maharaja of the princely state of the Travancore and K.C. Mammen Mappilai was the member of Sri Moolam Legislative assembly of Travncore and editor of the Malayala Manorama newspaper.
India Post released a Miniature sheet on 4th September 2016 to celebrate the canonization of Mother Teresa as a saint, Union Minister of State for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha released the stamp at the function held at the Divine Child High School, in Mumbai in the presence of Chief Post Master General, Maharashtra circle, Bishop Agnelo Gracias, Sister Rubella, representing Missionaries of Charity and other dignitaries.
India Post on the occasion of valedictory ceremony of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy released a commemorative Stamp by Minister for State (Independent Charge) Communications Shri Manoj Sinha in presences of Saints and other dignitaries on 27th August 2016 at the function held at Suttur Mutt in Mysore District.
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