Congratulations Spain !!!!
Spain becomes champion after 44 years beating Germany 1-0 in Euro2008.
Spain becomes champion after 44 years beating Germany 1-0 in Euro2008.
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Former Army Chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passed away at Military Hospital in Wellington today. Manekshaw who had led India to victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war was 94 years old. The Padma Vibhushan and Military Cross awardee, Manekshaw assumed charge of the Indian Army, as the 8th Chief of Army Staff, on June 07, 1969. Born in Amritsar, Punjab in April 1914, he completed his schooling in Amritsar and Sherwood College, Nainital. He then joined the first batch of 40 cadets at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehra Dun on 01 October 1932. He passed out of the IMA in December 1934 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army. He held several regimental assignments and was first attached to the Royal Scouts and later to the 12 Frontier Force Rifles. Manekshaw succeeded General Kumaramangalam as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in June 1969. For his selfless service to the nation, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1972 and was conferred with the honorary rank of Field Marshal in January 1973. He retired a fortnight later on 15 January 1973, after completing nearly four decades of military service.
Col. Suresh Bagga has sent following information from Panckula paying his tributes to Field Marshal Manekshaw......
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
The credo inscribed in the famous Chetwode Building of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun reads:
“The safety, honour and welfare of your country come first, always and every time. The honour, welfare and comfort of the men you command come next. Your own ease, comfort and safety come last, Always and every time.”
Sam Hormusji Framji "Sam Bahadur" Jamshedji Manekshaw passed out from the IMA in December 1934 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army.
Date of Issue : 18 June 2008
Ferdinand Stolička (1838–1874) The Czech geologist, paleontologist and natural scientist of a world significance F. Stolička graduated in geology from the Faculty of Arts in Vienna. He did mapping in the Eastern Alps, in Hungary and Dalmatia. As a paleontologist of the Indian Geological Institute he researched mainly the Himalaya and the Karakoram. He set for his first journey to the Himalaya in 1864. During the four-month expedition he created geological maps of extensive areas of the mountains; in particular, he made it an exact fact that the core of the Himalaya consists of gneiss layers covered with high primary and secondary sediments. He contributed also to other disciplines, mainly to ornithology. On his return from the third expedition to the Himalaya he died, probably of high mountain disease. The extent of Stolička's scientific work is admirable
On the occasion of the 190th anniversary of Karol Beyer's birth Poland has issued 4 stamps with reproductions of his photographs from the National Museum in Warsaw collection. The stamps present the Author's self-portrait (1858), portraits of peasants from Wilanów (1866), the Holy Cross church in Warsaw (1858) and Russian army at the Castle Square in Warsaw (1861).
Date of Issue: 29 February 2008
Karol Beyer (1818-1877) was the "father of Polish photography". As a young man he studied painting and worked in the artistic cast factory. In 1844 he left to Paris to learn there the daguerrotype technology. Soon he had opened his own workshop in Warsaw, producing the daguerrotype portraits, which after a few years transformed into a real photo atelier. At the peak of his career Beyer employed as many as 30 photographers, some of them being talented artists. In this way he had educated many renowned professional photographers. The photography in Beyer's atelier was recognized as an art, what had been attested by numerous awards won at the international exhibitions, but also as a mean of documentation. One of Beyer's partners had won great popularity for his posthumous portraits of the victims of 1861 patriotic manifestation and the photographs from the period of the January Uprising. For his patriotic engagement Beyer had been sentenced for two year's banishment in the remote region of Russia.Beyer participated also in establishing the "Tygodnik Ilustrowany" ( "Illustrated Weekly") magazine and developed for it his own technology of transferring the photographs (by mediation of the negative) onto the wooden printing blocks; he worked on the modern collotype technology as well. He was much interested in numismatics and archaeology. At the age of 54 however he retired from photography.
In order to boost stamp collecting among young people The postal service of Hungary Magyar Posta has started the release of a new series of regular postage stamps entitled PHILAVILLAGE.The complete series contains a total of 12 stamps, which will be issued on 6 occasions each with 2 denominations. The special feature of the issue is that the stamps can be bought as part of a six-part board game. The six playing sheets make up a fun game for children to playfully learn about stamp collecting as the name itself, PHILAVILLAGE, refers to philately. The first part of this series was issued on 6 June 2008 Intended dates of issue are 20 June for part 2; 4 July for part 3; and the autumn for parts 4-6.The stamps show the busy lives of the inhabitants of PHILAVILLAGE. On the first two denominations the children can meet the PHILAVILLAGE hairdresser and baker. The first day cover for the series introduces the friendly villagers, while the main motif of the postmark is a stylized bear’s head.
Date of Issue- 6 June 2008.
Circus on Stamps
Here is a very beautiful souvenir sheet issued by France today.The souvenir sheet depicts actors of the circus : the trapeze artist, the juggler, the tamer, the circus rider and the ever smiling giggling clowns. The stamps of this souvenir sheets are also available seperately. This is a very attractive and colorful s/s. It will certainly be liked by chidren and elders as well.
Date of Issue- 23 June 2008
"Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a One as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." - Einstein
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After Israel-2008 we have another biggest international philatelic event Efiro-2008 in Romania. Today's post is dedicated to the news from the world. Please go through it. We want to pay special thanks for this Post to our distinguished reader Mr. Pradip Jain of Patna.
the first stamp issued for Moldavia, the classic, 'Bulls Heads' is also being celebrated. Here the stamp appears on Romania's issue for Efiro-08.In the lists of the ' Rarest stamps of the World' the Maldivian Bulls Heads have been ever present in high position for more than a century. For those who might never own an original of these rarities, they are often reproduced on modern Romanian issues.
The London 2010 exhibition will run from May 8 to 15, 2010 and will have some 2460 competitive frames. Mr.Yogesh Kumar of Bareilly is the National Commissioner from India. A special feature will be an invited exhibition of 32 frames relating to King George V. There will be about 200 trade and postal administration stands. As part of LONDON 2010, Festival of Stamps will be held. It will be year long programme of exhibition events and actvities marking the centenary of the accession of the Georgre V, the Philatelist King.The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) and Royal Philatelic Collection are working in partnership with the Guildhall Art Gallery to produce the exhibition 'Empire mail : George V & The GPO'. This unique exhibition will explore the reign of King George V and will be open from May 7 to July 25, 2010 at the Guildhall Art Gallery.
An era of conflict and great change, the reign of George V spanned from 1910-1936 and saw the development of a number of communication methods , which brought the world closer. The exhibition will explore themes from king's reign such as innovations in mail transportation, the first Atlantic Air Crossing, the rise of graphic design in the 1920 and 1930s and wartime memories.
24th Universal Postal Congress
The 24th Universal Postal Congress will be held in Geneva from 23 July to August 12, 2008. The Universal Postal Union has 191 member countries which are gearing up for this Congress. The UPU, created in Berne in 1874, became a UN specialized agency on July 1, 1948. To highlight its role in the UN System the UPU recently added the UN Olive branches to its logo. The UPU is the second oldest international organization, after the Inernational Telecommunications Union.
Date of Issue - 18 June 2008The XXIXth Summer Olympic Games will be held in China on August 8-24, 2008. Most competitions will be held directly at Beijing. Yachting competitions will be held in Qingdao, equestrian competitions in Hong Kong, football matches in Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao. Ready for the winners are 302 sets of medals in 28 sports. New disciplines include, e.g. BMX bike discipline or the so-called swimming marathon. The postage stamp features the athletic discipline Discus Throw Women.
Date of Issue- 18 June 2008
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Games in Beijing (8 May2008)
"Go Switzerland" (8 May 2008)
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