April 30, 2016

World Sparrow Day

A special cover was released on 20th March 2016 at Lucknow to celebrate World Sparrow Day.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 29, 2016

Govardhanram Tripathi

A commemorative stamp on a well known Gujarati Novelist, Govardhanram Tripathi was released on 27th April 2016.

April 28, 2016

Traditional Boats of Bangladesh

A imperf. souvenir sheet on traditional boats of Bangladesh was released on 16th December 2015 of 100 Tk.

April 27, 2016

Ahimsa Ball

A special cover on Jainism theme has was released at New Delhi on 26th April 2016 on the occasion of 10th Installetion Ceremony of 'Ahimsa Ball' . This beautiful granite ball weighting around 1.5 tonnes with a diameter of 90 cm was installed at Shri Parshva Padmavati Jinalaya at Mahabalipuram Tirth, Maharauli, New Delhi by the renowned family of Late Harakh Chand Ji Nahata and inaugurated by then Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Saheb Singh Verma on 26th April 2006.

10th Anniversary of this Ball was celebrated on 26th April 2016 at the campus of Shri Parshva Padmavati Jinalaya and this cover was released. India Post provided special cancellation on this occasion. Senior Jainism Philately Group member Shri Lalit Kumar Nahata was instrumental in release of this beautiful special cover. A multicolored information folder has also been issued on this occasion.

Cover Code: DEL/11/2016
Courtesy: Sudhir Jain.

April 26, 2016

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy

A special cover was released on 18th February 2016 at  Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy celebrate Academy Day.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 25, 2016

Indian Coast Guard Air Station

A special cover was released on 7th March 2016 at Chennai to celebrate Silver jubilee of Indian Coast Guard Air Station, Chennai.

Indian Coast Guard Air Station Madras was commissioned on 26 April 1991 at Chennai, ICGAS, Chennai has been instrumental in Maritime Surveillance, Search and Resque, Medical Evacuation, Pollution Response, Disaster Relief operations, Anti poaching, Anti smuggling and coastal Surveillance. The unit has successfully flown more than 50000 Hours and has been involved in saving more than 2000 lives. This special cover is released to mark 25 glorious years of yeoman service by ICGAS Chennai/ 744 SQN (CG) to the nation.

Cover Code: TN/11/2016

April 22, 2016

College Square Swimming Club

A special cover was released to commemorate 100 years of College Square Swimming Club on 17th March 2016 at Kolkata, which is considered as a pioneer of aquatics in India.

Cover Code: WB/08/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

April 18, 2016

Accession of the Russian Federation Council of Europe

Russia Post released a stamp of the Russian Federation Council of Europe on 26th February 2016.

The Council of Europe, founded in 1949, is the continent’s largest human rights organization comprising 47 states, 28 of which are European Union members. Its headquarters is in Strasbourg, France.The Russian Federation became a member of the Council of Europe on February 28, 1996. The stamp has an image of a world map with Council of Europe member states highlighted and a logo of the organization.

April 15, 2016

Fire Services of India

A commemorative stamp of Fire Services of India was released by India Post on 14th April 2016.

April 13, 2016

Pilikula Nisargadhama

A special cover was released on 13th April 2016  at the premises of Mangaluru Collectorate Post Office, District Commissioner's Office Complex , Mangaluru, to commemorate 20 years journey of  Pilikula Nisargadhama. It is dedicated to promote eco-tourism and creation of awareness about our environment and traditional cultural practices.

 Photo Courtesy: Ravi Posavanike

Dr.Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisirghadhama, Mangaluru located 10 Kms from Mangaluru city encompasses 356 acres of land dedicated to the conservation of bio-diversity if Western Ghats, heritage and culture, creation of awareness in science and technology. To showcase heritage and culture,a unique live heritage village is set up in Pilikula. Cultural practices of olden times are recreated to experience the heritage Guthumane (Residence of Village headman) paddy field, coconut and areca garden, Nagabana, kambalagadde (buffalo race field) are important components of the Heritage village.

Cover code: KTK/05/2016

April 11, 2016

2016 Gagarin Cup.

Russia Post released a stamp on 2nd February 2016 on the Continental Hockey League - 2016 Gagarin Cup.
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an open international ice hockey league founded in 2008. It is the strongest league in Europe comprising hockey clubs from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia and Finland.The postage stamp depicts the Gagarin Cup.

April 9, 2016

State Awards of the Russian Federation

Russia Post released a set of 18 stamp on 19th February 2016 depicting the State Awards of the Russian Federation.

State awards of the Russian Federation are the highest form of recognition of outstanding services delivered by citizens in the defense of the Fatherland, as well as in state-building; achievements in economy, science, culture, art, pedagogy, education; protection of health, lives and rights of the citizens; charitable activities and other outstanding services rendered to the state.

01. Gold Star Medal
02. Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation Gold Medal
03. Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called
04. Order of St George
05. Order for Merit to the Motherland
06. Order of St Catherine the Great Martyr
07. Order of Alexander Nevsky
08. Order of Suvorov
09. Order of Ushakov
10. Order of Zhukov
11. Order of Kutuzov
12. Order of Nakhimov
13. Order of Courage
14. Order of Military Merit
15. Order of Naval Merit
16. Order of Honor
17. Order of Friendship
18. Parental Glory Order

April 8, 2016

Spring Festival 2016.

A special cover was released on 5th March 2016 at Raj Bhavan, Dehradun to celebrate Spring Festival depicting Amesh fruit ( Seabuck-thorn).

April 7, 2016

Cities of Military Glory

Russia Post issued a set of  5 stamps on Cities of Military Glory featuring cities Gatchina, Grozny, Petrozavodsk, Staraya Russa, Feodosia on 18th February 2016.

April 5, 2016

District Level Philatelic Exhibition at Giridih

District Level Philatelic Exhibition at Giridih, Two days Stamp Fest was organized by India Post at Giridih, Jharkhand from 15-02-2016 to 16-02-2016.  A set of four special covers were released.

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose - Special cover released on 15.02.2016.

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was born on November 30, 1858 at Bikrampur (Now in Bangaldesh).  He studied at local Hare School, St. Xavier’s college, Kolkata and Cambridge University, London.  He was a Physicist, Biologist, Bio-Physical, Botanist, Archeologist as well as a writer of Science fiction.  He became world famous for his invention of Crisco-graph, which showed life and feelings in plants.  Giridih has been his work place, where many experiments have been conducted in ”Shanti Bhawan” which has now been declared as memorial.  There is one locked iron chest here which is said to be of Sir J. C. Bose.  It may contain many of his secrets.  Here he breathed his last on November 23, 1937. 

Cover Code: JH/01/2016

Swach Jharkhand - Special cover released on 15.02.2016.

“Cleanliness is Godliness”, Mahatma Gandhi had said “sanitation is more important than independence”. Government of India has launched Swach Bharath Mission on the occasion of 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 02nd October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi.  The Govt. has declared to make the country fully clean by 2nd October 2019.  The govt. of Jharkhand has  also decided to give incentive of Rs. 12000/- on construction and utilization of toilets.  A target has been fixed to make Giridih open defecation free by 2019. 

Cover Code: JH/02/2016

B.N. Saha D.A.V. Public School, Giridih

The B. N. Saha DAV Public School, Giridih (Jharkahand) was established on 16-04-1988.  It is co-ed School affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and imparts quality education to 5000 students from standard I to XII.  The school is run with the inspirations, thoughts and teachings of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswathi which has been helping the students develop a sound moral character and healthy mind along with academic excellence.

Cover Code: JH/03/2016

Sri Kabir Gyan Mandir Giridih

Sadguru Ma Gyan (Sadhwi Gyananand ji) established Sri Kabir Gyan mandir in 1985 st Sirsiya, Giridih (jharkhand).  There are precious :Bhittichitra” and elegant paintings based on important events and preachings related to the life of Sadguru Kabir Saheb in the Mandsir.  Continous and uninterrupted social services programme (like distribution of food, cloth, blood donation and free medical camp) keep going in this Mandir.

Cover Code: JH/04/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 4, 2016

Philatelic Seminar and meeting of PCI

On 28th February 2016 at the  Regional meeting of the Philatelic Congress of India and seminar on thematic philately a Special Cover on Philatelic Seminar, depicting Postage Stamps of the erstwhile Princely States of Rajputana and a Special Cancellation bearing the text "Stamp Collection / Preserve Heritage / Philatelic Seminar" was released by Lt. Col. Sri. D. K. S. Chauhan, Chief Postmaster General, Rajasthan Postal Circle.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

April 2, 2016

Outstanding Historians of Russia

On 28th January 2016 Russia Post released a set of 2 stamp on the Outstanding Historians of Russia featuring Vasiliy O. Kluchevskiy (1841–1911) Historian for his 175th  Birth Anniversary  and of Nikolai M. Karamzin (1766–1826), Writer, Historian for his 250th Birth Anniversary.