Commemorative Stamp on Bi-centenary celebrations of Indian Museum
2nd February 2014.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh released souvenir sheet in denomination of Rs. 45 (3 Stamps in denomination of Rs 20, Rs 20 and Rs 5), on the occasion of the Bi-centenary celebrations of Indian Museum, in Kolkata on 2nd February, 2014.
The souvenir sheet has not arrived yet in philatelic Bureaus so unable to publish here the image of S/S.
The history of the origin and the growth of the Indian Museum is one of the remarkable events towards the development of heritage and culture of India. Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose Museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. With the foundation of Indian Museum in 1814, the Museum movement started rolling in India and through the years from then, got a new fillip and great momentum. The Indian Museum is the largest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. The founder curator of the museum was Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.
Courtesy : Indian philately Digest , Timir R, Shah - Vadodara