22 June 2018

New Special Covers from Karnataka

KTK/36/2018 - 80 Years of Vidurashwatha Dhwaj Satyagraha (Jallianwala Bagh of the South)

'Vidurashwatha' is a small village located in the Gauribidanur taluk of Chikkaballapur district in the state of Karnataka, India. Vidurashwatha is also known as the 'Jallianwala Bagh of the South'. On April 25, 1938, as a part of the freedom struggle of India, a group of villagers had congregated to organize a Satyagraha. Similar to what happened at Jallianwala Bagh, police fired indiscriminately at the group, 32 people were gunned down as the locals assert. A memorial has been erected at this location bearing the names of those who lost their lives in this incident. This special cover is released to commemorate 80 years of the incident. 

KTK/41/2018 - Silver Jubilee of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 

KTK/42/2018 - World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular diseases. 

KTK/43/2018 - 55th year of Sir M. V. Memorial Education Society.

KTK/44/2018 - 8th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies, Bengaluru

The International Conferences on the Biology of Butterflies are four-yearly gatherings of scientists and butterfly enthusiasts. The conferences celebrate scientific discovery of the fascinating beauty, diversity and lives of butterflies. This postal special cover is released on the occasion of the 8th conference held in Bengaluru, India, in June 2018 - the first time this conference is organised in a biodiverse developing country. 


Noted stamp dealer Arun Bhattacharya is no more...

A well known figure in the philatelic fraternity, Shri Arun Bhattacharya of Kolkata passed away today, 22 June 2018. He was Vice President of Philatelic Dealers Association. Active as Stamp Dealer for over 4 decades he traveled all over India and nearby nations regularly. He was a very popular stamp dealer among philatelists as his rates for  philatelic items were very reasonable and moreover he was a very sweet tempered person.

He used to  supply stamps and other philatelic items  to many dealers in different parts of the country.  It is a big loss to Indian philately. He will be missed in every stamp exhibition . Those who know him personally would never forget him Our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

21 June 2018

World Music Day

21 June  - World Music Day 

 World Music Day is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment.
The first all-day musical celebration on the day of the solstice was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and by Maurice Fleuret, and was first celebrated in Paris in 1982. Music Day later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world.

International Day of Yoga

21 June - International Say of Yoga

19 June 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Date of Issue : 14 June 2018

On 14th June,2018 Malta Post  issued a miniature sheet bearing one stamp marking the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The stamp carries a face value of €3.00 and depicts the official mascot of the event.   Russia’s official mascot for this event is a wolf named Zabivaka™ designed by a student, Ekaterina Bocharova. In Russian, Zabivaka™ means “the one who scores”, a suitable name for this wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence. Apart from promoting the event, the mascot’s role is also intended to serve as an ambassador of Russia throughout the world.

New Stamp from India : 100 Years of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

100 Years of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

Date of Issue : 17 June 2018

Proud moment: Justice Shivaraj V Patil, former Supreme Court judge,right, receiving the commemorative stamp from R. Anand, Post Master General, Chennai city region.  

Centenary commemorative postal stamp released

A centenary commemorative postal stamp to mark the 100th foundation day of the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha was released here on Sunday, 17th June 2018.

The stamp contains a photo of Mahatma Gandhi, the founder president of the Sabha, and a letter written by him.

Speaking on the occasion, R. Anand, Postmaster General, Chennai city region, said India Post had never failed to commemorate such historic institutions. Himself a student of the Sabha, Mr. Anand said he had done his Prathmic to Praveen course here and had, in his possession, certificates signed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was also president of the Sabha.

‘Historic occasion’

President and Chancellor of the Sabha and former judge of the Supreme Court, Shivaraj V. Patil, said, the day was a historic one in the annals of the organisation. He said every foundation day would be celebrated for 15 days.

Member of Parliament S. R. Vijayakumar said that Gandhiji had held the post of president till his last breath. He said that the Parliament had made the Sabha as an Institution of National Importance in 1964.

The Sabha was inaugurated by Annie Besant on June 17, 1918 and the first Hindi class was conducted by Devdas Gandhi, the youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi. During its silver jubilee celebrations, Gandhiji stayed for nearly 10 days on the premises of the Sabha.

The institution currently runs eight postgraduate centres, 41 teacher training institutions, five CBSE schools and several Hindi teaching centres.

Source : The Hindu

18 June 2018

Lily of the Valley...

On 20 June 2018,  a new definitive stamp  will be issued by Czech Republic with denomination 1 CZK. The stamp  features a Lily of the Valley (Convalaria majalis). 

New Pictorial Postmarks from Korea

- Wolfgang Beyer ,BDPh (German Philatelic Federation) and Mr.Slavomil Strnad, Czech Republic

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