A special cover was released on 28th December 2017 to celebrate the Completion of 50 Years on awarding Jnanpith Award to Rashtrakavi Kuvempu's Sri Ramayana Darshanam at Bengaluru.
"Jnanpith" is an Indian highest literary award. The first prestigious Jnanpith Award for Kannada language was awarded in the year 1967 to famous Kannada writer "Rashtrakavi Kuvempu" (Sri Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa) for his epic literary work "Sri Ramayana Darshanam".
2 Special covers were released on the occasion of Rajapex 2017 District level Philcatelic Exhibition held at Rajkot. On 11th November 2017 a cover on SCA Stadium and on 12th November 2017 a cover on Pradyuman Park was released.
A special cover on the 98th birth Anniversary of Sri. Marthandarao Tippanna Bhopale was released on 5th December 2017 at Kalaburgi.
Renowned artist of Kalaburagi, Sri. Marthandarao Tippanna Bhopale, (Birth: 1919) popularly known as M. T. Bhopale acquired his education in Marathi and English Medium and joined Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1937 for his higher studies. After completion of Diploma in 1941, he continued to work there as a professor on adhoc basis. He organized an exhibition under the banner Bombay group of contemporary Indian artist which was encouraged by many people. This 'group show' was a memorable and remarkable event in Indian art history. He specialized in Oil Art, Water Art and Pencil Art. His art works are remembered even today. (Death.1966)
Cover photo: "A Narrow Street" Painting by Artist Sri. M.T.Bhople.
A special cover was released on 5th December 2017 at Kalburgi on The Ideal Fine Art Society to dedicate the achievements of the society and to mark its completion of 50 years in the service to art and culture.
The Ideal Fine Art Society, Kalaburagi started functioning in the year 1965. From 1971-72 onwards through its various creative activities the society emerged as one of the leading creative premier institutions promoting art and culture in entire Hyderabad Karnataka Region particularly in Kalaburagi District, the Society through its Painting, applied art, sculpture, graphic photography, library and art gallery is acting as a vital link with other institutions both nationally and internationally. It has been instrumental in enriching the art and culture of Hyderabad Karnataka Region through its continuous art activities. The Society has celebrated its golden jubilee (1965 - 2015).
A Special Cover was released at Patna on 8th December 2017 to
commemorate the Centennial celebration of Patna University, Patna,
The seventh university in the Indian subcontinent and the first in Bihar, this university was founded by an Act of Legislation on 1st October 1917. It remained the only university in Bihar until January 1952 and continued to be the examining body of educational institutions in Nepal and Orissa until the founding of the Tribhuban University of Nepal and the Utkal University of Orissa. The Special Cover bears buildings of Patna University. The Cancellation depicts the Logo of the university and the tag line in the said logo , 'Satyam Twaev Vijigyasitavyam' i.e. one must desire to understand the truth, culled from the Chhandogya Upanishad ( 7.16.I ).
Russia Post issued a stamp on the Coat of Arms of Orekhovo-Zuyevo on 29th June 2017.
Orekhovo-Zuyevo is one of the largest cities in Moscow Oblast. It was founded in 1917. The red color symbolizes the Morozov Strike of 1885. It was the largest outbreak of Russian workers in the 19th century. A thin blue line repeating a white stripe outline symbolizes the Klyazma, which divides the town into Orekhovo and Zuyevo. A branch of hazelwood with two nuts symbolizes Orekhovo. The charadrius represents Zuyevo.
2 Special covers were released on 2nd October 2017 at Kolkota on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on life of Gandhiji relating to 100 years of Champaran Satyagrah by Gandhiji with Embossed Gold foiling and Night Glow Effect and another cover on 100 years of Gandhiji & Shri J L Nehru's 1st meeting with UV Gloss Effect.
Russia Post released a stamp of the Coat of Arms of Azov on 29th June 2017.
Azov is a town in Rostov Oblast, and administrative center of Azov District. It was founded in 1067. The coat of arms takes after the ancient coat of arms of Azov. It is a four-pointed cross with all its arms of equal length and flared tips in an azure field, with a reverse half moon and two sturgeons below.
A special cover was released on 14th December 2017on the occasion of the centennial celebrations of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering at Bengaluru.
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established by Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya in 1917. UVCE offers 7 Under Graduate, 24 Post Graduate, 7 Research and 3 Under Graduate evening college programs with the students strength of 4500 including 300 Research Scholars. It is the First Engineering College in Kamataka, Second in South India and Fifth in the Country. UVCE celebrated Centenary Teachers Day on 5'''September 2017 and Engineers Day on 15'" September 20 17.
Russia Post issued a set of 2 stamps on 28th June 2017.
DOSAAF focuses on such military and applied sports as plane, helicopter,
parachute, model, motor-boating, automobile racing, motorcycling, sub aquatics, radio-sport, as well as rifle and pistol shooting as part of
training Russian citizens military basics.
A Joint issue of Russia and Thailand on State Rulers was issued on 3rd July 2017 by Russia Post featuring King Chulalongkorn of Siam and Emperor Nicholas II of Russia during their meeting in Saint Petersburg in 1897.
Russia Post released a stamp on 29th June 2017 to celebrate 350 years of Russian State Shipbuilding depicting Oryol frigate with Russian flag in the background.
Russian shipbuilding can be traced back to 1667, when Tsar Alexis signed a ukase to build ships. The construction of the country’s first gun frigate began the very same date with the aim to ensure safety of merchant navigation in the Caspian Sea. Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin, an outstanding Russian diplomat and reform advocate, oversaw the construction. The frigate was named in honor of the state coat of arms.
The first state dockyard was laid down in the village of Dedinovo at the Oka River. The place for the dockyard was chosen for a good reason. This part of Oka was the widest, and the village vicinity was rich in ship timber. The local people were famous for their boats and barges.
The first Russian double-decked, three-mast Oryol-class warship was floated out on May 19, 1669. Her length was 25 m, width — 6.5 m, draft — 1.5 m. She was fully outfitted with armaments in Nizhny Novgorod receiving 22 cannons that shot cast-iron 37–57 mm balls. A Dutch David Butler was appointed the vessel’s captain. Oryol sailed only once; the voyage was interrupted by the Cossack rebellion of Stepan Razin.
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