27 September 2016

BANDUNG 2017 - WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION, 3 -7 Aug 2017, Indonesia







BANDUNG 2017 Specialised WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION, 3-7 Aug 2017 Exhibition under FIP Patronage

Shri Sahdeva Sahoo has been appointed National Commissioner for this exhibition. Intending participants are requested to contact Shri Sahoo for forms by 7th October 2016

Prof. Sahadeva Sahoo
"Saswat", D-3, B. J. B. Nagar
Bhubaneswar 751014 (India)

Phones +91 9337103542 (mobile)
 +91 674 2432251 (land line)

             sahadevas@yahoo.com


Exhibition Name

BANDUNG 2017
Venue

Trans Studio Convention Center, Bandung, INDONESIA

Date

3rd - 7th August 2017
Category

Specialised World

Competitive classes
Traditional Philately
Postal History
Postal Stationery
Thematic Philately
Youth Philately
Philatelic Literature
One-Frame Exhibit
Modern Philately
Total frames

Ca  2 200

Frame fee

US $75

Frame fee for Youth Class (per exhibit)

free

Frame fee for One-Frame exhibit

US $100

Frame fee for Literature Class (per exhibit)

US $ 85

Frame fee for Modern Philately

US $75

Deadline Entries

30 November 2016

Deadline Acceptance

25 January 2017

Deadline Payment

31 March 2017

Webstte

www.bandung2017.org

Consultant

Mr Michael Ho

General Commissioner

MrTono Dwi Putranto



World Tourism Day



27 September  - World Tourism Day 2016


‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’





Tourism for all: people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, and sooner or later all citizens will appreciate the advantages of universal accessibility. This is why UNWTO has chosen to celebrate World Tourism Day 2016 on the theme of accessible tourism. Thailand is the host venue of the official World Tourism Day, which this year celebrates its 36th year. 


For the last quarter–century World Tourism Day, held annually on 27 September, has aimed to foster awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact. This year’s theme is ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’.
Reaching universal accessibility in tourism is a shared responsibility of all parties involved in the tourism value chain, as well as a business opportunity for companies and destinations.
“Everyone has the right to access leisure and tourism services on an equal basis. Yet 1 billion people around the world living with disability, along with young children, seniors and persons with other access requirements, still face obstacles in accessing fundamentals of travel such as clear and reliable information, efficient transportation and public services, and a physical environment that is easy to navigate.  Even with modern technologies, those with visual, hearing, mobility or cognitive impairments are being left behind in many tourism destinations.” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in his official message.
“All of the world’s citizens have the right to experience the incredible diversity this planet has to offer. Therefore, it is highly important that all countries and destinations, as well as the industry, promote accessibility for all in the physical environment, in transport systems, in public facilities and services and in information and communications channels”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
“This year's theme, ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’, is a challenge for Thailand and the world to recognize the necessity of accessibility in tourism and to accommodate everyone anywhere they may travel to (…) We have to understand the theory of Universal Design (…) As the world of travel and tourism is an expanding industry and the number of travelers increases every year, we have to ensure that travelling the world has to is as safe and seamless as possible,” explained Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand.

26 September 2016

World Heritage sites from Czech Republic






Date of Issue : 8 September 2016

Here is a beautiful set issued by UNPA featuring world heritage sites of Czech Republic.These stamps are part of a joint stamp issuance with the Czech Post.This issue also includes a beautiful stamp booklet.

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.




47¢ – Historic Centre of Prague

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of its setting on both banks of the Vltava River, adorned with its distinctive townscape of houses, palaces with towers, and buildings. Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1992.

$1.15 – Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is one of the most exceptional examples of the pinnacle of central European Baroque artistic expression. This memorial column, erected in the early years of the 18th century, is the most outstanding example of a type of monument specific to central Europe. Rising to a height of 35 metres, it is decorated with many fine religious sculptures, which are the work of the distinguished Moravian artist Ondřej Zahner. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2000.

Stamp Booklet




25 September 2016

New Special Covers on Sports


 500th Test match of Indian Cricket team - 24 September 2016 - Bangalore


This special cover is released to mark the occasion of the 500th Test match of Indian Cricket team. The match is being played at Kanpur from September 22 onward against New Zealand. The price of the cover is Rs 35/-

The Captains of few major Test Matches are:
1st - Shri CK Nayudu,
100th - Shri M. A. K. Pataudi
200th - Shri Sunil Gavaskar
300th - Shri Sachin Tendulkar
400th - Shri Rahul Dravid
500th - Shri Virat Kohli.

 RIO PARALYMPICS - India's Medal Winners - Nation's Pride (KTK/16/2016) - 24 September 2016 - Bangalore



This special cover is released to commemorate Medal winners of India in Rio Paralympics. The Paralympics Games is a quadrennial multi-sport event, involving athletes with range of disabilities that include impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, vision impairment etc. All the winners are the first time Medal winners except Javelin thrower Shri Devendra Jhajharia - became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals (including a gold medal won earlier in 2004 Athens Paralympics).

- Suresh R - Bangaore  : email : suresh.hobbies@gmail.com


24 September 2016

Cycling in Ireland





Date of Issue : 15 September 2016

An Post issued a set of stamps which recognize the growth in popularity of cycling in Ireland. The ‘Cycling in Ireland’ stamps  feature four different aspects of the sport in Ireland: Commuting and safety, family and leisure, sportive and charity and high performance and competition.

Cycling in Ireland has grown hugely as a pastime for people of all ages and abilities.  People are getting on their bikes for a variety of reasons, for fitness, as a commute option, a competitive sport or for charity.   The rise of the MAML or Middle Aged Man in Lycra is an often used term! A better measure of the popularity of the sport is the 800 events organised annually in the Cycling Ireland calendar.

From grassroots to elite level there are competitive Road, Off-road, BMX, CycloCross and Track events with leagues and racing 12 months of the year.  On the Leisure and charity cycling side, every weekend a plethora of events take place all over the country, often providing a cash injection to local charities and communities. All of this happens through the volunteers who make up the 450 registered cycling clubs nationwide.

New Stamp from India


Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi



Date of Issue : 23 September 2016


Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways released the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Centenary of the Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi on September 23, 2016. 


Lady Hardinge Medical College is a for women located in New Delhi, India. Established in 1916, it became part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences,University of Delhi in 1950. The college is funded by the Government of India.








Source : Stamps of India


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