Latvijas Pasts issued a stamp celebrating the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi and featuring skeleton.
Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which an individual person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down, during which athletes experience forces up to 5 g. It was added to the Olympic program for the 2002 Winter Olympics; previously, it had been in the Olympic program only in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 1928 and 1948.
EIPEX 2014 - Bhubaneshwar
The 2nd Eastern India Philatelic Exhibition, EIPEX-2014 was organised by the Eastern India Philatelists’ Association with the active support of the Department of Posts, Govt. of India at Kalinga Buddha Vihara, Unit-IX, Bhubaneswar-751009. The theme of the exhibition was “Save our Environment”. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Bijoyshree Routray, Honorable Cabinet Minister for Forest and Environment, Govt. of Odisha on 8-2-2014. The exhibition continued for two days on 8th & 9th, February, 2014. 44 exhibitors have displayed their exhibits in 100 frames. The exhibition was held in a very nice Hall of Buddha Vihara.
A special cover on the endangered Birds of Mangalajodi, the bird sanctuary of Chilika Lake was made to public on 09.02.2014 at Mangalajodi. A set of 8 picture Post Cards on the endangered birds were also released by the Minister at Mangalajodi on the same day. Local MLA Shri Rajendra Sahu, Local DFO and members of the Mangalajodi Eco tourism were also present on the occasion. 50 philatelists from all over our State were also mobilised to witness the function at Mangalajodi. Mangalajodi is about 70 Km from Bhubaneswar under the Tangi Block of Khorda District which is famous for its wet land and Birds Paradise. lakhs of Birds migrated from different countries visit this place wuring the winter season every Year.
14 Philatelic Dealer’s counters were also opened for the two days at the Exhibition venue who have come from different parts of our country. Besides one Philatelic Counter of the Department of Posts and one counter for “Make my Stamps” was also opened by the Postal Department at the exhibition Venue. A philatelic auction was held on the concluding day.
- SECRETARY, EIPA
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