October 18, 2018

All India Postal Chess Tournament 2018

A special cover was released at Puri on 27th August 2018 on the occasion of All India Postal Chess Tournament conducted by the Odisha Circle.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Tarangini - 2018

India Posts organized Tarangini 2018, a District Level Philately Exhibition on 6th and 7th  September 2018 at National Career Service centre, Karkardooma, Delhi.

3 Special Covers were  released during the event on Gandhi Walks, Monument Friends of India City Walk and National Career Service Centre at the venue. 

 Cover Code: DEL/11/2018

 Cover Code: DEL/10/2018

  Cover Code: DEL/12/2018

October 17, 2018

Cyclothon - Special Cycle carried covers.

CPMG Karnataka Circle Dr. Charles Lobo included a Fitness Awareness event during National Postal Week- 2018 for the postal employees, A Cyclothon was organised with this view.


A Special carried cover release was also conceptualised for the event on 14th October 2018, where the participating teams carried the covers popularizing postal services including philately along the way. The participant also had sign board fixed on each bicycle with postal and save environment slogans.







Three enthusiastic teams started as early as 6.30 AM on 14th October 2018 from three different cities - Channapatna, Tumkur and Kolar which are approximately 70 Kms away from Bengaluru. All team reached Bengaluru GPO between 3 PM to 5 PM. Dr. Charles Lobo along with PMG BG Rajendra Kumar , Mr, Shivram Mr. Chandrasekhar other officials waited from as early 1 PM to receive the Participants. As the Participants started entering the GPO premises, they cheered and welcomed by all. Dr. Charles Lobo honored each member of the team by garlanding and congratulating them.


In the valedictory function at GPO the next day, 10 lucky members of the participants get to win a bicycle each.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 16, 2018

Neelakurinji

A special cover on the flower Neelakurinji was released at Munnar or 12th October 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 15, 2018

Design School's Magical Expressions.

A special cover was released on 4th August 2018 at Tiruchirapalli on the occasion of Children's Art Exhibtion.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

October 14, 2018

Coats of Arms - Ivanovo Oblast and Chechen Republic

Russia Post released 2 souvenir sheets on the Coat of Arms of Ivanovo Oblast and Chechen Republic on 20th June 2018.



October 13, 2018

Sant Ganinath

India Post released a stamp on Sant Ganinath on 23rd September 2018.


October 12, 2018

Dalmadal Cannon.

A special cover on the Dalmadal Cannon was released on 23rd July 2018 at Bisnupur on the occasion of Mallabhumpex 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 11, 2018

Balarama's Story

A special cover on " Balarama's Story", a book on an Elephant was released on 10th October 2018 at Mysuru.

Elephants are a "mammoth" presence in India's mythology, folklore, culture religion, and the natural environment. The divinity in Elephants is worshipped in the form of the Elephant-headed God, Lord Ganesha. This gentle giant is now an endangered animal. Balarama's story is the biography on an Elephant that was uprooted from its natural home in the forest to later attain iconic status as a "Royal Elephant" in Mysuru Dasara festival. This special cover is issued on the ocassion of release on the book "Balaramas story" at Mysuru Dasara-2018.

Cover Code: KTK/70/2018

October 10, 2018

Gandhinagar Higher Secondary School

A special cover was released at Seshadripuram on 1st September 2018 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Gandhinagar Higher Secondary School.

In 1942, Sri. Devudu Narasimha Sastry, Vidyasagara MPL Sastry and others started this Gandhinagar High School in Gandhinagar to impart quality education to the students of the locality. Under the stewardship of Late Prof. MPL Sastry school rose high by imparting good and value based education. The alumni includes many of our last and present State and Central Ministers, lAS, IPS, KAS, Central and State Officers. This special cover is being released to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the school.

Cover Code: KTK/58/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 9, 2018

Sadhuram Bansal

A special cover on Sadhuram Bansal was released at Kolkata on 17th July 2018.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 8, 2018

150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi - Special Cover at Bengaluru.

A special cover was released on the occasion of 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Bengaluru on 2nd October 2018.


Cover Code: KTK/66/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 7, 2018

Coats of Arms - Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on the Coats of Arms of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on 29th May 2018.


October 6, 2018

Ultimate 2018

A special cover was released by the International Association of Lions Club on the occasion of Ultimate 2018 held at Lucknow on 8th September 2018.


October 5, 2018

Kannada Pustaka Pradikara

A special cover was released to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Kannada Pustaka Pradikara at Bengaluru on 29th August 2018.

The world is witnessing information revolution that was unseen and unheard before, due to the onset of internet. Although there has been a great revolution in the means of communication, books continue to be the cheapest and fastest means to communicate and exchange experiences, thoughts, issues and knowledge. Books have been the fountainhead of knowledge, effortlessly surmounting the tests of time in transmitting the wisdom in all the directions. -K.P. Poornachandra Tejas.

Cover Code: KTK/55/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 4, 2018

150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

India Post released a set of 7 stamps and a miniature sheet on the occasion of 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2018. With this issue, it's the first round shaped stamp from India.