A special cover was released at Humcha (Karnataka) on 20th March 2019 on the occasion of inauguration of centenary year celebration of Muni Diksha of first Digsmber Jain Acharya of 20th century Prathamacharya Shantisagar Ji Maharaj.
A function was organized in the holy presence of Pujya Acharya Vardhmansagar ji Maharaj in which Swasti Shree Devandrakeerthi Bhattarak Swamiji released the cover. Many other Jain Math Bhattarakji, Sri Ashok Patni, Sri Nirmal Kumar Shethi, and Karnataka Chapter Convenor of Jainism Philately Group Mr. Mahaveer Kundur etc. were guest of honor
A special cover was issued at Bhagalpur on 16th February 2019 during Vikramshila Gandhi Stamp Exhibition - 2019 held at Bhagalpur. The cover illustration depicts the Maharshi Meheen Ashram situated at Kuppaghat. The cancellation depicts 'Aum' and 'Shree Sadguruve Namah'.
Cover Code: BH-5/FEB 2019
A special cover, commemorating 29th year of Adwaita Mission High School situated at Banka in Bihar, was issued on 15th February 2019. The cover illustration depicts school building and visionaries of the school. The cancellation depicts logo of the school. SOHAM, the motto of the school, has been culled from the Verse 16 of Isha Upanishad. In Vedic philosophy, Soham means identifying oneself with Ultimate Reality.
Russia Post released a stamp of Siberian Crane on 22nd January 2019 depicting a Siberian Crane with a cub and the Europa logo.
The Siberian Crane, or White Crane, is a species of cranes, endemic to
the northern territories of Russia. Sterkh breeds exclusively on the
territory of Russia. There are two isolated from each other populations
of this bird: the western in the Arkhangelsk region, the Republic of
Komi and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, and the eastern in the
north of Yakutia. In Yakutia, Siberian Cranes nest in deserted,
inaccessible areas of tundra, in highly humid lowland areas; in Priobye
in the middle of swampy swamps surrounded by a depressed forest.
The Siberian Cranes are endangered and listed in the International Red
List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the
Convention on the International Trade in Animals CITES, as well as the
Red Book of Russia. Currently, the number of the Yakut population of the
species (in the wild) is estimated at about 3000 individuals.
Russia Post released a stamp on Daniil Granin (1919–2017) on 11th January 2019 depicting his portrait on the background of a rack with books and a sign of the Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First Called.
Gurupex 2019, District Level Philately Exhibition was held at Gurgaon on 29th and 30th January 2019. Three special covers were released on Birbal ka Chhatta, Heritage Transport Museum and on 1500 years of Mahatma Gandhi.
Russia Post released the first stamp for the year 2019 of Khristorozhdestvenskiy Sobor on 9th January 2019 depicting the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in Omsk.
The Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in the city of Omsk was built in honor of the two-thousand-year anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is one of the attractions of the city and a popular place of pilgrimage.
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