21 December 2010

New Stamps from India….



Crafts Museum


Date of Issue : 21 December 2010

: Ashwani Dubey - Gorakhpur

Stamp on Braille from Sri Lanka

Srilanka 2010 New Issue Page - 6

Date of Issue –15 October 2010

: Pradip Jain - Patna

Indian Soldier commemorated on Cyprus Stamp


General Thimayya

General Thimayya (Timmy) Padma Bhushan, DSO, was a distinguished soldier of the Indian Army who served as Chief of Army Staff from 1957 to 1961 in the crucial years leading up to the conflict with China in 1962. After the Korean War, Thimayya headed a United Nations unit dealing with the repatriation of prisoners of war. After his retirement from the Indian Army, he went on to command the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus. While in Cyprus, he died of a heart attack, in 1965. The Republic of Cyprus, in addition to this stamp, issued on 6th June 1966, honored him by renaming an avenue of the city of Larnaca after him. In India, the street perpendicular to East Street (a road parallel to MG road in Pune),the Richmond Road in Bangalore, were renamed as Gen Thimayya Road, in his memory.

Kenneth Sequeira - Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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