16 October 2013

Greetings on Eid..



Eid Mubarak !

Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated today across the country. Eid-ul-Azha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. Greetings to all on this festive occasion .

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Special cover to mark 50 Years Celebrations of Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad - 6th October 2013.

Nehru Zoological Park, also known as Hyderabad Zoo or Zoo Park, is located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad. It is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad. It was opened to the public on 6 October 1963. The Nehru Zoological Park is run by forest department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and is named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. The zoo occupies 380 acres are and nearly 100 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed at the zoo, including indigenous animals.

Nehru Zoological Park completed 50 glorious years of its establishment. A special cover was released to commemorate 50 years of the park.


Special Cover issued to mark 150th Anniversary of State Bank of India, Kozhikode Branch – 15th October 2013.

The Kozhikode main branch of the State Bank of India, the first bank in Malabar region, which was originally established as The Bank of Madras, is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

The Bank of Madras was established in 1843 to facilitate the financial administration of the Madras Presidency. The Bank of Madras started its operations at Kozhikode on 15th October, 1863, following the decision of its Board to open the first branch in the Malabar. After the Swadeshi movement affected the business of the Presidency banks, all the three banks, the Bank of Madras, Bank of Bombay and Bank of Calcutta were amalgamated and the Imperial Bank of India was formed in 1921. The Imperial Bank was nationalized in 1955 and became State Bank of India.

A special cover was released on 15th October 2013 to mark 150 years of the Kozhikode branch of State Bank of India.

Courtesy Indian Philately Digest

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