17 February 2017

Special Cancellation on the First Death anniversary of Late President A P J Abdul Kalam 27.7.2016

On the first death anniversary of Late President A P J Abdul Kalam, Department Of Post has issued a special cancellation.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007A career scientist turned statesman, Kalam was born and raised in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.  He came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.
Widely referred to as the "People's President", he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service after a single term. He was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bharat RatnaIndia's highest civilian honour.
Kalam collapsed and died While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong,  on 27 July 2015, aged 83. 

Tadoba Andhari National Park 29.7.2016

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtra's oldest and largest national park. It is one of India's 43 "Project Tiger" - tiger reserves.
The name "Tadoba" is the name of the God "Tadoba" or "Taru", praised by the tribal people who live in the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region, while the Andhari river that meanders through the forest. gives the 'Andhari' name.

16 February 2017

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 9.7.2016

India Post has issued a commemorative postage stamp on Bombay Stock Exchange BSE on 9th July 2016. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchange Established in 1875.
The BSE is Asia’s first stock exchange and the world’s fastest stock exchange with a median trade speed of 6 microseconds. The BSE is the world’s 11th largest stock exchange with an overall market capitalization of $1.7 trillion as of January 23, 2015. More than 5500 companies are publicly listed on the BSE.

Tata Power 10.6.2016

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, recently culminated its centennial celebrations by releasing its official postage stamp that has been created as a memento to the Company’s 100 years contribution to India’s growth story. Commemorating the efforts and contribution by the company towards lighting up lives with Invisible Goodness, the Company dedicated the stamp towards building the nation greener in the next 100 years.  
The stamp symbolises the Company’s commitment and dedication to realise the vision of its founder, Mr. Jamshetji Tata, that ‘clean, cheap & abundant power is one of the basic ingredients for the economic progress of a city, state or country’.  

15 February 2017

International Day of Yoga 21.6.2016

International Day of Yoga or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014.  Yoga is a physical, mental, and/or spiritual practice attributed mostly to India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

Swami Chidananada 21.5.2016

Swami Chidananada, whose birth centenary is being celebrated all over India and abroad had devoted his life serving the lepers and poor people in the destitute home. The 100 days celebration programme which started on June 16 came to an end on Saturday. This included prachar yatras, various state and inter-state conferences, dramas and many other events organised by the Divine Life Society (DLS).
India Post had issued a commemorative postage stamp on Swami Chidanand on May this year. Sridhar Rao, as Swami Chidananda was known before taking sannyasa (embracing a life of renunciation), was born on September 24, 1916. Chidananada joined the ashram of Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj at Rishikesh in 1943. After joining the ashram he took charge of the dispensary and became famous as the man with the healing hand.

14 February 2017

Govardhanram Tripathi 27.4.2016

Shri Tripathi is known for his four volume novel, Saraswatichandra, which has the distinction of being one of the most widely read books of all times in Gujarati Literature. “Saraswatichandra” Part I was published in 1887 followed by“Snehamudra” (the Signet of Love), a collection of poems in 1889.Saraswatichandra Part II was published in 1892 and it was immensely popular. The event was most unusual and unparalleled in Gujarat. The IIIrd and IVth Parts of Saraswatichandra were published in 1898 and 1901 respectively.