28 July 2012

New Stamp from India..

50 years of Customs Act - 1962


Date of Issue 26 July 2012

India Post released a stamp  on 26th July 2012 to commemorate 50 years of Customs Act - 1962.

: Mansoor B. Mangalore

Club News

Special Cover on Biodiversity

Ministry of Environment & Forests  and Department of Science & Technology is running a train called Science Express Biodiversity special. The train arrived Berhampur today on 28th July will remain till 29th July 2012.  To commemorate the occasion, the South Orissa Philatelists' Association, SOPHIA  issued a special cover on 28th. The cover was released by  The Post Master General, Berhampur Region . 


Release of special cover by PMG Shri SP Rajalingam


Sudhir Sharma of VSSC and Manager of biodiversity special train

Science Express - Biodiversity Special is an innovative and unique mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16 coach AC train, which will be traveling across India from 5 June - 22 December 2012.

The current decade (2011-2020) has been declared as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. The exhibition aboard the train, therefore, is based on the theme 'Biodiversity'. The Science Express - Biodiversity Special is a collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India.

The exhibition aims to showcase the wide array of biodiversity in the country and the conservation measures adopted thereof. The exhibition also showcases aspects of Climate Change, Water, Energy Conservation, Environment and Legacy of the Science Express. Additionally, the train also houses the extremely popular VASCSC Joy of Science hands-on lab as well as teachers’ training facility.

The exhibition is open for all, especially school and college students and teachers.

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KV Rao and other philatelists and guests


Address by P.M.G.

: K V Rao – Berhampur (Orissa)  email : linak1969@gmail.com

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