A special cover was released on 25th November 2011 at Tiruchirappalli on the occasion of District Philatelic Exhibition - Rocpex - 2011.
The cover has the cancellation of BHEL, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., which is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India and a leading power plant equipment manufacturer in the world.
Set of 3 stamps on Lighthouse of Croatia was released on 18th October 2011 Croatia Post.
Blitvenica: It is located remotey from the group of islets and the farthest from the coast of Zirje, this Lighthouse is located on a tiny island about 7kms South-West of Zirje and about 30kms South-West of Sibenik.
Mulo: This Lighthouse is located on a tiny island about 5 km South-West of Rogoznica. Mulo from North is surrounded by several islets and shoals that were also the reason for building the Lighthouse.
The Prisnjak: This Lighthouse is located on a small island off the North-West end of the much larger island Murter archipelago. The island is special and diverse as it is covered by pine, oak and wild olive trees and curative plants.
India Post released a stamp of the grand Lodge of India on 25th November 2011 on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
Freemasonry is one of the world's largest and oldest secular fraternal organisation promoting the principle of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. Its iniversal motto is spreading "Brotherly Love, Releif and Truth.
Freemasonry society in India was established in 1729 at Kolkota. The apex body of Freemasonry is called "the Grand Lodge".After the independence of India Lodges in India decided to constitute a sovereign body of Freemasonry and accfordingly the Grand Lodge of India was consecrated on 24th Nivember, 1961 at New Delhi. Some of the Prominent Freemasons of india Include Swami Vevekananda, C. Rajagopalachari and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
India Post in its website has announced the date of 41st U.P.U Letter Writing Contest to be held on Sunday 8th January 2012. Children below the age of 15 years are eligible for this Contest.Last Date for submission of forms will be 20.12.2011. The subject will be " Write a letter to an athlete or sports figure you admire to explain what the Olympic Games mean to you"
For further details visit the website of India Post or Contact the local Postmasters.
Mangalorean girl's Painting featured in the miniature sheet of Children's day stamp which was released on 14th November 2011.
Sriraksha, a class six student of Canara Girls school, Dongerkeri, Mangalore, is a talented girl whose has won many state and national level painting competition. She won the first prize at the 'Design a stamp' competetion held by the Postal Department in the junior category at the National level. The Theme of the painting was " Save the Tiger" or Tiger conservation.
On 14th November 2011 India Post issued a set of two stamp and a Miniature Sheet on Children's Day. The stamps were selected from the winning entries of Design a Stamp Painting competition on the theme of "Save the Tigers". This is also said to be the 100th MS of India.
On 3rd November 2011, Russia released a stamp to mark 20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States. it is a regional international organization designed to regulate the relations of cooperation between the 11 former Soviet socialist republics of the former USSR. The stamp shows 11 flags of States, members of the CIS, as well as the emblem of the CIS.
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