13 January 2013

New stamp on Pierre de Coubertin..



Monaco Post has issued a stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin.

Pierre de Coubertin was born into an aristocratic family in Paris in 1863. He turned his back on the military career that had been mapped out for him, preferring the world of education. Influenced by the culture of the English-speaking world, he militated for the inclusion of sport in French schools. In 1894, he founded the International Olympic Committee to revive the Olympic Games. The first Games of the modern era took place two years later in Athens.


150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

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Date of Issue : 12 January 2013

India Post released 4 stamps on 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

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: Sreejesh Krishnan - Trivandrum

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Glimpses of Allaphilex-2013


A stamp exhibition   “Allaphilex-2013” is being  held in Allahabad from 13 -14 January, 2013   at Gandhi Art Gallery of North Central Zone Cultural Centre. The exhibition was inaugurated by Justice Pankaj Mithal of Allahabad High Court accompanied by Padam Shri Shamshurrahman Farooqui, Postmaster General, Allahabad Region Shri A. K. Gupta, and Director Postal Services, Allahabad Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav.


In this exhibition the Philatelists of the city showcased various types of Postage Stamps. Thousands of Stamps were displayed in 59 frames,which includes a wide range of colorful collection of stamps, issued on Allahabad, 100 years of cinema in Postage Stamps, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Ravindranath Tagore, Nehru family, Indian Freedom Struggle, Stamps issued on Mosques, Bio Diversity, Rotary, Fire Brigade, Red Cross, and also included AIDS, Maleria etc. issued to spread awareness about these diseases. It included not only stamps issued in India but also included rare postage stamps and postage stationary issued in Foreign Countries. Other than senior Philatelists of the city, students and children also exhibited their postage stamps collection. It is worthwhile to mention here that such type of exhibition is being organized after 5 years. Earlier Postage stamp exhibition was organized in 2007.


Rich Tradition of Philately shown in Allahabad Philatelic Exhibition- “Allaphilex-2013”


Euphoria among visitors to get own stamp printed under “My Stamp” scheme

The much awaited “My Stamps” scheme of the Postal Department was also launched in this programme. Many people including Justice Pankaj Mithal got there photos printed on Postage Stamps. There was a lot of enthusiasm among youngsters for this scheme. Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav informed that due to its popularity this scheme will also be launched in Kumbh Mela for a few days. A Philatelic Workshop and Design a stamp competition was also organized for children. While Children enjoyed Philatelic Exhibition, Philatelic Deposit Accounts were also opened.

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