10 October 2013

First Crossword Puzzle on stamp..



Date of Issue : 9 October 2013

Monaco post issued a stamp to commemorate the centenary of the first crossword puzzle. Crossword Puzzle is a favourite pastime of many . Most  of the people might have tried it at least once in a life time.


It was Arthur Albert Wynne, a British journalist specializing in puzzles, who had the idea of including the black squares in traditional word squares and adding definitions. When the English newspapers turned down his puzzle, he sent the proposal to an American newspaper. The first crossword was published on 21st December 1913 in the New York Worlds Sunday supplement, Fun and met with immediate success.


A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square or a rectangular grid of white and black shaded squares. The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. In languages that are written left-to-right, the answer words and phrases are placed in the grid from left to right and from top to bottom. The shaded squares are used to separate the words or phrases.

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New Special Cover

Army Cover to mark Diamond Jubilee of Air Force Station Begumpet - 8th Oct. 2013.




Army Postal Service issued Army Cover to mark Diamond Jubilee of Air Force Station Begumpet (1951-2011) on 8th October 2013.

History of Begumpet Airport dates back to the early 30s when the Hyderabad Aero Club was formed and it became the airfield for Nizam of Hyderabad's aircraft. The airport was further developed with the provision of a proper airport terminal building in 1937. During the Second World War, the flying club was taken over by the RAF for its training purposes and No.1 Elementary Flying Training School was soon established. In Oct 1951, No.1 Air Force Academy moved to Begumpet from Ambala and flying training commenced under the Indian Air Force Management once again. In 1956, the AFA, now re designated as Air Force College moved out of Begumpet, and the station was named "Air Force Station, Hyderabad".

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

In Postal Week, stamp to be released on Philately Day

Express News Service : Chandigarh, Thu Oct 10 2013, 01:30 hrs

The Department of Posts will celebrate the National Postal Week from October 9-15, starting with World Postal Day on October 9. The department has decided to conduct various programmes and workshops in connection with the postal week.

On the first day, the General Post Office (GPO) in Sector 17 organised an awareness camp for the customers, who were told about the role Indian postal services played and the economic development resulting through it.

Events for October 10 will start with the Savings Day, where public would be made aware of the benefits of postal saving schemes. This will be followed by Mail Day on October 11, where GPO's will make arrangements for visits from different city schools to encourage them to write letters to their dear ones.

Senior Post Master General of the GPO in Sector 17, Narinder Kumar said, "The purpose of celebrating the National Week with the public is to make them aware about the postal services."

Philately Day will be observed on October 12 when the department will release a new stamp with a picture of Gandhi outlined on it. The president and other members of the Philately club will be invited to give a lecture to the students explaining the hobby of philately. Also, various quiz competitions on Philately will be held on the occasion.

On October 14, Business Development Day will be celebrated with the department holding workshops for the business community.

The Postal Life Insurance Day will be celebrated on the last of the National Postal week.

  The Indian Express

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