25 May 2011

New Stamps from India : 2nd Africa–India Forum Summit

Date of Issue : 25 May 2011

Today India Post released a set of 2 stamp to commemorate 2nd Africa-India Forum Summit. The stamps feature African and Asian Elephants in the denomination of Rs.25/- and Rs.5/-


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Image source : Mansoor.B, Mangalore

Second Africa – India Forum summit 2011


ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa : (From R) Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (R), Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Jean Ping attend the opening ceremony of the Second Africa-India Forum Summit, attended by 15 African countries on May 24, 2011 in Addis Ababa.The leaders will discuss significant aspects of the India-Africa partnership with the objective of enhancing and widening its ambit for mutual benefit. Photograph by: SIMON MAINA Credit: AFP

The second India-Africa summit is aimed at consolidating trade ties between the two regions, which together account for a third of the world's population. The two sides will Wednesday sign a cooperation framework to further bolster the economic relations that got a boost after the first India-Africa summit in 2008 in New Delhi.

They will also sign a political statement -- the so-called Addis Ababa Declaration -- calling for comprehensive reform of the United Nations system including an expanded UN Security Council in which the partners have pledged each other's support for a permanent seat. Both India and China have turned to Africa to seek energy resources to power their fast-paced economies, but while China prefers government-to-government deals, Indian investment is mainly in the private sector.

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations

Tamil Nadu

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Permanent Pictorial Postmark – 13 - Bhavani

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Date of Inauguration of PPP - August 25, 1977


Bhavani is a peninsular island area situated 11 Km north of Erode City. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Kaveri, the largest river in Tamil Nadu and Bhavani, the second largest river in Tamil Nadu, with Akash Ganga (holy imaginary river). Hence this place is known as the Triveni Sangamam of South. Other Sanskrit names associated with this shrine are Dakshinaprayag, Dakshinabadri and Triveni Sangamam. The Sangameswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is built at the confluence of these rivers, is a pilgrimage and tourism spot. Cover illustration shows scenic view of the Sangameswarar Temple and postmark shows one of the gopurams of the temple.


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