07 November 2013

Tributes to C.V. Raman


Birth Anniversary  - 7th  November

Today is Birth Anniversary of great Indian Scientist, CV Raman. Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman,(7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was a physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science in India.


He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for the discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect.


Comores 1977 stamp featuring Noble Prize winners. CV Raman is also on the stamp.

: Kenneth Sequeira – Dubai

New stamps on Christmas

image image image

Date of Issue : 2 November 2013

Gibraltar Post issued a beautiful set of five stamps for this year’s Christmas.

image image

Christmas and New Year stamps from  Spain


Spanish Correos issued a set of two stamp celebrating Christmas and New Year. The first stamp depicts a traditional nativity scene. Happy New Year! is the message featuring in the second Christmas stamp which is illustrated with the clock from the Puerta del Sol in Madrid and the traditional twelve grapes.

Spanish custom

A custom in Madrid in the late 19th century imposed the intake of twelve grapes at the chimes of the clock in the Puertadel Sol. The practice soon spread throughout Spain and seems to have its origins in a surplus of grapes in the area of Alicante and Murcia.A grape is eaten at each chime with the wish for a prosperous and happy new year.

This Spanish tradition became popular in Latin American countries where in some places fresh grapes are replaced by raisins like in Argentina. The arrival of the New Year is celebrated differently in each country. In Italy for example, it is customary to make a lentil soup and in Greece a cake is baked with a coin inside which promises a year of happiness for the person who finds it.

Club News

Special Covers

Tamil Naidu Postal Circle of India Post released a Special Cover on 26 June2013 on Anjuham Higher Secondary School Chennai.



: Ankit Agarwal - Pune

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails