22 April 2019

Earth Day





22 April - Earth Day

Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species





2019 theme for Earth Day, to protect threatened and endangered species.



Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-infirst held on April 22, 1970. 









12 April 2019

PHILAMUSICA 2019, Luxembourg





PHILAMUSICA 2019


A special  philatelic exhibition on Music theme  will be held from June 8th to June 10th 2019 in Mondorf-les-Baines (Luxembourg).Indian Philatelists and philatelists from other countries will be participating  in this exhibition. A special pictorial postmark for the Exhibition PHILAMUSICA will be provided during exhibition in Luxembourg.
Website :  www.philcolux.lu

- Wolfgang Beyer, Germany

Club News

Stamp exhibition at LBS Academy Mussoorie





The LBS National Academy of Administration, India's apex training institution for conducting Foundation Course for All India and Central Services and Professional Course for the IAS, besides other programs on governance and development interventions is organizing a Literature & Arts Festival for 182 officers of the IAS Professional Course Phase-I (2018 batch ) on the 12-13 April(Friday-Saturday) at its picturesque campus in Mussoorie. On the occasion of 150th Anniversary year of Father of Nation 'Mahatma Gandhi', a Festival of Literature & Art is being organized in which Governance, Fiction & Contemporary Issues and Writings in Hindi & Indian Language will be carried out along with organizing of painting exhibition, Philately exhibition and photograph exhibition. to commemorate the festival a special cover was also issued by Uttarakhand Circle of India Post.





- Vinay Gupta, Dehradun



09 April 2019

Recent Special covers from Karnataka......




Veerabhadreshwara Temple, Humnabad : 4 January 2019



Special Cover - KTK-03-2019 - Veerabhadreshwara Temple, Humnabad

Shri Veerabhadreshwara Temple Humnabad built in 1725 by Raja Ramchandra Jadhav and dedicated to Lord Veerabhadreshwara another form of Lord Shiva. Temple is famous for its moving pillars. A Seven days annual Veerabhadreshwara Jatra is being celebrated in the month of January in a massive way. The devotees come during jatra for performing FIRE WALK. 

Sukshetra Harkud : 7 January 2019




Special Cover - KTK-04-2019 - Sukshetra Harkud

Sukshetra Harkud Hiremath Sansthan, Harkud, Taluk Basavakalyan is part of an important cultural heritage of Veershaiva s in Karnataka. With a significant & unique history Shri Math contributed and supported the socio-reltgious reformation movement in 12th century. Established as a Sutra Math of Shri Rambhapuri Acharya peeth, today with good governance of its 8th peethadhikari Shri Sha. Bra. Dr. Channaveer Shivacharyaru, evolved into a center for spirituality, education, religion, culture and literature.



Special Cover - KTK/02/2019 - World Braille Day  


This special cover depicts World Braille Day, which is being celebrated every year on January 4th, the birthday of Louis Braille who is inventor of Braille Script. 

- Suresh R, Bangalore : email - suresh.hobbies@gmail.com

Club News


Glimpses of Philatelic Seminar, Nadiad : 6 April 2019








- Timir Shah, Vadodara

29 March 2019

New Special Cover on Mahatma Gandhi


Rail Carried Mail

Mail Carried by Tram from Byree to Cuttack



Mahatma Gandhi resumed the second phase of Harijan Padyatra from Byree Railway Station in Jajpur district, Odisha. India Post and Utkal Philatelists' & Numismatics, Association  released a special carried cover on 20th March 2019 to commemorate this historical journey. The cover has been designed by Mr. Ajit Kumar Raut. This special cover was carried by Bhadrak-Cuttack passenger train.




- Ajit Kumar Raut - Bhubaneshwar

25 March 2019

New Europa 2019 stamps




National Birds

 Sweden



Date of Issue : 9 May 2019


Blackbird

Selected for the national bird of Sweden for the second time. The beautiful  blackbird breeds both in the city, in the countryside and in the woods, and is found throughout the country, with the exception of the mountain range.

Spain
Date of Issue : 23 April 2019

Spain issues a Premium Sheet with six stamps, which has as protagonist the lammergeier. The flight of the bearded vulture over the Pyrenees impresses everyone who has the opportunity to see it.
This bird is adapted to live in the harsh conditions of the high mountain. Its anatomy is unmistakable. It is a large bird that can reach more than 2.80 meters.
Normally it does not emit any sound being a quite silent bird, but during the time of estrus, it produces long and piercing whistles.
Its name is due to the way it has to feed itself. It is the last link in the use of the carrion because it is nourished by bones and tendons thrown from a certain height against the rocks to cut them. The area where this activity is carried out is called "breakwater".




Andorra  ( Spanish Post )

Pit-roig



Date of Issue : 26 April 2019

The European robin, known simply as the robin or robin redbreast in the British Isles, is a small insectivorous passerine bird, specifically a chat, that was formerly classified as a member of the thrush family but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher.
Austria

Seeadller


Date of Issue : 9 May 2019

The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle widely distributed across Eurasia. As are all eagles, it is a member of the family Accipitridae which includes other diurnal raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers.




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