India Post released a Special Cover on the occasion of Gajamutthassi - Dakshayani on 27th July 2016.
Travancore Devaswam Board, the renowned charitable institution of Kerala is in possession of 33 elephants. Among them the oldest elephant in captivity is the 85 years old female elephant, Dakshayani. She was donated by the Travancore royal family when she was five or six year old.
In the light of the above facts the Travancore Devaswam Board has decided to honour the beast by providing the title "Gajamuthassi" at the Travancore Devaswam Board headquarters Sumangali Kalyana Manadapam, Thiruvanathapuram.
Russia Post issued a stamp on the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort on 26th May 2016 depicting some of the hotels and restaurants of Rosa Khutor.
Rosa Khutor is a mountain resort in Krasnaya Polyana in the Adler District of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai. It is the largest venue of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games 2014. World Ski Awards named Rosa Khutor the best mountain ski complex three times, in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The Department of Posts has released a Special Carried Cover which will
be carried on the AirAsia aircraft from Bengalru to Chennai on 22nd July
The Karnataka Postal Circle and Chennai City Region of the department have joined hands with AirAsia for the flight initiative. About 2,000 special covers will be flown on the aircraft.They will be flown back on the return flight same day with a seal confirming that the letters were received in Chennai.
The cost of the cover will be Rs.100/- and will be available at the Philatelic Bureau of the Bengaluru (GPO) and Anna Road Head Post Office, Chennai.
A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Coimbatore Medical College on 24th June 2016 at Coimbatore.
Coimbatore Medical College is a state run Medical College, established in 1966. Recognized by the Medical Council of India, it has emerged as the premier institution in the state to provide accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive, education and health care system. the institution has contributed immensely for the society and the growth in stature will continue forever.
Russia Post released a stamp on 6th May 2016 to commemorate the 2006 IIHF World Championship hosted by Russia.
The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is a sports event organized and
held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 1920.At
first, the tournament was held as part of the Olympic Games only but
shifted to an annual format in 1930.The Soviet Union made its debut at
the 1954 World Championship and immediately came to the forefront of the
world hockey. The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the 80th
edition of the tournament, is hosted by Russia and will take place at
two arenas in Moscow and St Petersburg.
The postage stamp features an official mascot of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship: Laika the Dog in a hockey sweater.
A special stamp was released by Russia Post on 27th April 2016 to commemorate 150th Foundation Anniversary of Notaries Institute of Russia.
150 years ago, Emperor Alexander II signed a “Statute on Notary Office”, according to which notaries became an independent legal institution. The postage stamp features a title page of the Statute on Notary Office and a facsimile of Emperor Alexander II against the background of the Palace Square in St Petersburg.
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