India Post released a stamp on Lalit Kala Akademy on 31st Dec.2010. This is the second stamp to be released with the Rupee Symbol and will be the last stamp along with the stamp of Sekernar for this year.
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India Post released a se-tenant stamp of National Council of Education and Dr. Triguna Sen on 24th Dec.2010.
Dr. Triguna Sen was born on 24 December 1905 at Solhet (now part of Bangladesh) he was an eminent educationist ardent freedom fighter able administrator and good parliamentarian. He was instrumental in establishing Jadavpur University at Kolkatta. He was elected President Alumni Association of National Council of Education Bengal, Jadavpur University. He was also Union Minister for education and Minister for Petroleum for brief spell. He passed away on 11th January 1998.
India Post released two stamps on 23nd Dec.2010 on Central Bank Of India and Bhai Jeevan Singh.
Central Bank of India was founded on 21st December 1911 by Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala a visionary. It was his dream of setting up a ‘Swadeshi bank’ owned by Indians and for Indians. On founding the Bank, Sir Sorabji proclaimed with pride that Central Bank was property of the Nation and the country’s asset. After the independence, the bank played a laudable role in the growth and development of country and improving the socio-economic status of people. Central Bank of India is celebrating its centenary year during December 2010.
A set of 2 stamp and a miniature sheet was released by India Post on 21st Dec. 2010 on Crafts Museum.
The Crafts Museum was established in 1956 as a resource centre for traditional Indian handicrafts and handlooms. The aim of the Museum is to preserve Indian art or ethnography and to build a collection of craft specimens. The Museum is housed in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under aegis of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, and Government of India.
The Museum has a collection of 32000 artifacts. Research and Development has been a regular activity of the Crafts Museum. The Museum has completed 53 years of service in the field of handicrafts and handlooms and rendered yeoman service in the promotion of Indian heritage and culture.
India Post released a set of 2 stamp and a Miniature sheet of 15th Dec.2010 to commemorate 60 years of India - Mexico diplomatic relations.
India and Mexico, both vibrant and pluralistic democracies, established diplomatic relations in 1950 and completed 60 years. The stamps depicts the Kalbelia dance of Rajasthan, India and Jarabe Tapatio, the national dance of Mexico.
A special cover was released on "Padmashri" Dr. Sirkali Govindarajan by Sri. M.S. Ramanujan, Post master General,Chennai on 11th December 2010
Hon'ble Justice AR.Lakshmanan, His Excellency Mr.Nikolai Listapadov - Consul General, Russian Consulate in South India, Mr.Vladirmir Marily - Vice Consul,Dr.P. Mannar Jawahar - Vice Chancellor , Anna University, Isai Peraaigar Dr. N. Ramanai, Flutist were present.
Cover Autographed by
His Excellency Mr.Nikolai Listapadov - Consul General, Russian Consulate in South India
Mr.Vladirmir Marily - Vice Consul (Russia )(Cultural )
Dr.P. Mannar Jawahar - Vice Chancellor , Anna University
Isai Peraaigar Dr. N. Ramanai ( Flutist )
"PADMASHRI"DR. SIRKALI G. SIVA CHIDAMBARAM
Pics of the cover and news contributed by : P.Prabhakar, Chennai.
It has been decided that India will release its first ever stamp on Cloth, which will be printed on khadi and it will bear the image of Mahatma Gandhi.This stamp will be issued during the Indipex 2011.
A special cover was released 6th October to celebrate 275 years of glorious service of the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
The mission of the Naval Dockyard is to emerge as world class repair Yard with the capacity to maintain the highest state of sea-worthiness and combat preparedness of Indian Naval ships and submarines by harnessing modern technology, augmenting infrastructure and nurturing the human resource in participative and innovative work environment.
India Post Issued a stamp on 6th Dec 2010 of Sri Sri Borda.He was a philosopher and founder of "Satsang", - the community of the lovers of existance. There is only one God and that every single being is the child of God.
India Post released a stamp on Kamlapat Singhania on 1st December 2010. He was a businessman who contributed to the growth of Indian Industry and awakened the entrepreneurial zeal among the average Indian . He was the founder of JK group of Industries and also established the Marwari College in Kanpur to promote higher education in the region. .
On the occasion of the annual Philatelic Exhibition organized by the Gozo Philatelic Society, MaltaPost has announced that a special hand postmark – GOZO PHILATELIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION – MaltaPost Victoria, Gozo – Malta 13-11-10 will be used on Saturday the 13th of November at the MaltaPost Victoria Gozo Branch.
India Post released a stamp of K.A.P.Viswanatham on 10th November 2010.Viswanatham was a Tamil writer, firm believer in Siddha medicines and a social thinker. He was awarded Doctorate by two universities for the valuable contribution to Tamil literature.
2010 year has been declared the Year of the Teacher in Russia. The aim of the project is to develop creative and professional potential of teachers, as well as to enhance the social prestige of the teaching profession.
The stamp issued on 5th October depicts the official emblem of the "Year of the Teacher - 2010", which was determined on a competitive basis.The emblem depicts the open palms of the teacher letting out the fledged nestlings (her pupils) into the big life.
India Post on 27th October 2010, issued a commemorative stamp on Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, which is a well known school in India with the motto " Clarum Efficunt Studia" i.e., "Studies maketh famous" and has been imparting quality education for the past 150 years. This school also gives importance to cultural activities, such as debated, fine-arts and sports.
The Día del Galeón Festival celebrates the unique journey of the Manila galleons and their place in maritime history – spanning the globe and linking the Philippines with Mexico and Spain. For 250 years (from 1565 – 1815) the Manila galleons were a conduit for global trade and cultural exchange between Europe, the New World and Asia.
In October 2009 UNESCO recognized the unique part the Manila galleons played in the globalization of trade and cultural exchange by declaring 8th October as the international “Día del Galeón” (day of the galleon).
The Día del Galeón festival runs from 15th September to 11th October and is expected to be an annual event that will entertain and educate Filipinos and rest of the World, and encourage a greater understanding of the impact the Philippines has had on the World of global trade. An international grand celebration is also slated for 12th October in Paris.
“The 8th October was chosen by UNESCO as the Dai del Galleon to commemorate the arrival of the first Manila galleon in Acapulco, Mexico, in 1565. The first Manila galleon, the “San Pablo”, was piloted by Father Andres de Urdaneta, using nothing but a compass and his knowledge of wind & tide for navigation. To reach Acapulco, the San Pablo sailed North from Cebu, to approximately Latitude 38, then turned East towards the New World, and Mexico. Regrettably, due to the unexpectedly long journey (129 days) and inadequate provisioning by the then 15-year old Captain Felipe de Salcedo, most of the crew died before reaching their destination.
It is uncertain exactly how may Manila Galleons were built – some authoritative sources say as few as 110 while others indicate many hundreds. The vast majority were built in the Philippines, using renowned Philippine hardwoods; at least eight are known to have been built in Acapulco, Mexico. Cavite, in Manila Bay, was the location of the largest shipyard building Manila Galleons: up to 2,000 tons and as long a 160-feet; others were built in shipyards in Marinduque, Masbate, Sorsogon and Camarines.
The number of Manila Galleons that sank en route, in weather related mishaps or by force of arms from British and Dutch privateers, is also not clear but as many as 40 Manila Galleons are known to have sunk. Of the Manila Galleons that sank, most perished during their exit from the Philippine archipelago, with a handful being wrecked along the California coast upon arrival in the New World. Few wrecks have been found, partly because: of the deep and or treacherous waters in which they sank; and, Philippine law discourages active exploration of historic wrecks.
The Philippine Postal Corporation issued the Dia Del Galeon Festival 2010 stamps and souvenir sheets on October 8, 2010.
India Post released a stamp of Doon School on 22nd October 2010. Doon School was established in 1935 in Dehradun, now in the state of Uttarakhand. It was founded by Shri Satish Ranjan Das, a prominent Kolkatta barrister inspired by the British Model Public Schools.
Subramaniam Shankar,was born on 12 July 1938 with his father being a judicial magistrate. Following the footsteps of his father he studied Law but gave it up after a year because of his interests in fine arts like theater.Jaishankar is a yesteryear star of Tamil Film Industry. He is fondly referred to as Thennagathu James Bond or South Indian James Bond. His penchant for dashing roles earned him the sobriquet of James Bond of South India, thanks to his roles in films like Vallavan Oruvan, CID Shankar and many others.
A Special cover was released on Jai Shankar on 1st October 2010.
On 21 October 2010, the United Nations Postal Administration will issue 18 commemorative stamps in a mini-sheet format of six stamps each on the theme "Indigenous People". This is the second set of stamps on this theme.
Indigenous people are the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to other people and to the environment. Indigenous people have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, the various groups of indigenous people around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.
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