A special cover was released on Friends of Tribals Society at Kolkata on 13th August 2017.
The Friends of Tribals Society (FTS), or Vanbandhu Parishad, is a volunteer organization formed in 1989 with the goal of improving literacy and health among the Adivasi, rural tribal people in India. The society operates one-teacher schools in the villages, led by trained members of the local community.
A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Hanumanthanagar Co-op Bank Ltd, Bengaluru on 23rd Septtember 2017.
The Hanumanthanagar Co-operative Bank Limited was established on 24.8.1965 in Hanumanthanagar, Bengaluru under the leadership of centenarian Shri HS Doreswamy, Gandhian and Freedom Fighter. The bank is giving satisfactory service to the customers and running in profit and completed 50 years.
India Post released a set of release of 11 stamps if the form of Sheetlet and miniature sheet on Ramayana on 22nd September
2017. The ten stamps in the denomination
of Rs 5 each depict Sita Swayamvar, Ram Vanvas, Bharat Milap, Kevat
Samvad, Ram Jatayu Milan, Ram Shabri Samvad, Hanuman meets Sita in Ashok
Vatika, Making of Ram Setu, Hanuman flying with Sanjivini, and Ravan
Vadh and of Rs 15 depicts Ram Durbar.
Russia Post released a set of 2 staamp on the Heroes of Russian Federation on 23rd March 2017.
Maj. Sergey Anatolyevich Ashikhmin (1977–2012) was a serviceman of the FSB Special Purpose Center and Pvt. Vadim Konstantinovich Yermakov (1972–1996) was a gunner of the military unit 3724 of the North-Caucasus District of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
A special cover was released on 18th August 2017 on Taj Bavadi - Rejuvenation of tanks and wells in Vijayapura.
Vijayapura (Bijapur) set an exemplary move for combating drought and achieving self-sufficiency in water utilization by rejuvenating traditional water resources and employing traditional water harvesting techniques. Taj Bavadi is a heritage well built in 1620 by Ibrahim Adil Shah in memory of his queen Taj Sultana. Among such heritage wells, locally known as Bawadies, Taj Bavadi occupies first place with its size and grandeur. Such 20 heritage wells were rejuvenated with the aid of local donors, special grant from the Water Resource Ministry of Govt. of Karnataka through City Corporation.
Australia post issued a set of 3 stamp on Shipwreks on 29th August 2017featuring artist's impressions of three historic and protected shipwrecks, together with a recovered artifact.
Since the 1600s more than 8,000 shipwrecks have been recorded as occurring in Australian waters, of which only one-quarter have been located. Once located, however, wrecks and their relics reveal much about life on board the ship, the competence of the crew, and the social, political and commercial climate in which each journey took place.
The Zuytdorp was one of a string of Dutch VOC trade ships to fall foul of the West Australian coast and the “Roaring Forties” winds during the 17th and 18th centuries. It wrecked just south of Shark Bay, sometime in June 1712, against what are now known as Zuytdorp Cliffs. The ship was carrying highly valuable cargo, including thousands of silver coins valued at 250,000 guilders, intended as trade for spices and other ‘exotic’ goods. Wreck artefacts were discovered near the site in 1927 (so 90 years ago in 2017) including silver coins dated 1711 (such as that featured on the stamp), and these coins helped archaeologists in the 1950s and 60s to identify the wreck site as that of Zuytdorp. There is an area of the wreckage site called the “carpet of silver” because of the number of coins that still remain there.
The painting used in the stamp design is by VOC specialist and artist Adriaan De Jong. The silver coin from the wreck is part of the Western Australian Museum collection.
The second stamp features paddle steamer Clonmel was arguably the first luxury steamship to operate in Australian waters and a stark contrast to its slow and uncomfortable predecessors. The Clonmel departed Sydney on only its second voyage in December 1840, with 80 passengers and crew. On 1 January 1841, the Clonmel struck a sandbar on the east coast of Victoria. All on board were saved, though the highly valuable cargo of bank notes and expensive drapery had been thrown overboard in a desperate attempt to save the ship. The wreck is the oldest located steamship wreck in Australia and an important archaeological site. The shipwrecks event also helped to draw attention to an alternate access route to the rich grazing land now known as Gippsland.
The painting of the Clonmel is by maritime artist Ian Hansen. The crystal decanter and stoppers, which symbolise the luxurious nature of the ship, are part of the Heritage Victoria collection.
The third stamp features HMS Pandora, which sank on the Great Barrier Reef on 29 August 1791 on her way home to England, had first successfully located the HMS Bounty and captured most of her infamous mutineers. The Pandora pistol symbolises the dangerous quest of capturing the mutineers and keeping them prisoner on board the ship and is one of more than 7,000 artefacts recovered from the wreck.
The painting is by renowned maritime artist Oswald Brett, courtesy of the Queensland Museum. It is based, in part, on an etching by Lieutenant Colonel Batty, which itself is based on a sketch by Pandora survivor Peter Heywood. The pistol is part of the Queensland Museum collection.
This special cover was released to mark "National Sports Day 2017" &
tribute to Major Dhyan Chand Singh on 29th August 2017 , legendary Indian hockey player & highly successful Indian
hockey captain at Bengaluru.
The "National Sports Day (Rashtriya Khel Divas)" is observed every year
across India on 29th August to mark the birth anniversary of one of the
greatest sports legends - Hockey King Shri Dhyan Chand Singh (born on
29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh).Officially known as 'Major
Dhyan Chand' and often referred to as "The Hockey Wizard" for his
incredible hockey skills and extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in
addition to earning 3 Olympic gold medals for India in field hockey in
1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).
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