14 July 2013

The end of an era: India bids the telegram farewell



After 162 years of connecting people with Telegrams in India,   the final message will be sent on Sunday, July 14 till 9 PM. In the days before mobile phones and the Internet, the telegram network was the main form of communication, with 20 million messages dispatched from India in 1947 alone.In 2012, the number of telegrams dwindled to 40,000 and most of them were by Indian government departments conveying administrative messages to remote parts of the country. To give a farewell to this long telegram service people are sending their final telegrams to make it  very special and memorable for ever.

Sudhir Jain writes from Satna…

On 13th July 2013, I have received two telegrams through Satna Telegraph Office. But both are in entirely different form. First is in the Official typed format and other is simple hand written piece of paper. Both are bearing massage of ending of Telegram services from 15th July 2013.

The last Telegrams….

Telegram 1

Hand written telegram


Telegram 2

: Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

Club News

image29th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (Saudi 2013)

The Saudi Arabia Philatelic Society is going to organize Saudi 2013 - 29th FIAP Asian International Stamp Exhibition. The Exhibition will be held at Kingdom Shopping Mall, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 11 - 16 December 2013. It will be a 6-day General Asian International Stamp exhibition and will includes Traditiaonl, Postal History, Youth, Literature and Modern Philately classes.

Mr Umesh Kakkeri is the  Commissioner from  India for Saudi 2013. The details of the exhibition  are available at : http://www.saudi2013.com/

Interested philatelists may send their entry forms by 25th July  to :

Umesh Kakkeri

G-6, Prathamesh co-op Hsg. Society,

off V.S.Marg, Prabhadevi

Mumbai 400025, Maharastra state.

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