07 February 2014

Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014, Sochi



Czech Republic issued a stamp to celebrate the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014. The stamp features a snowboarder. The XXII Olympic Winter Games are being held from the 7th to the 23rd of February 2014 in Sochi, Russia.


Ceska Posta issued a stamp dedicated to the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014. The stamp illustrates a sledge-hockey player.

The origins of the Paralympic Games are credited to Professor Ludwig Guttmann, a neurologist and neurosurgeon. A new perspective on the issue of rehabilitation for persons with disabilities was influenced by World War II. In 1944, Professor Guttmann founded a medical center in Stoke-Mandeville Hospital (UK) for the treatment of people with spinal cord disabilities. He later became the founder of the International Stoke Mandeville games for people with disabilities of the musculoskeletal system. These games were the model for the Paralympic Games. The first Paralympic Winter Games took place in 1976 in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden.

In the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, competitors will compete in five different sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, ice sledge hockey and curling.


Club News

News from Rajkot Philatelic Society

14th Annual General Meeting of Rajkot Philatelic Society was held on 26th January 2014 at Organic mall, Panchvati main road, Rajkot.

Following office bearers were nominated for the year 2014-2015


Shri. Madhav Jasapara


Dr.Paresh Upadhyay & Mr.Haresh Raval


Advocate Shri. Jignesh Shah & Shri.Ketan Udani


Dr. H.D.Joshi , & Mr. Sanjay Rathod


Mr. Tushar Metha & Mr. Khushal Patel






A Philatelic Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi was organized by Gandhian Study Center , MNVSC , Gujarati Tv & Rajkot Philatelic Society from 28-30 January 2014 at Shri.M & N Virani Science college Central hall , Rajkot.  The Exhibition was inaugurated 0n 28th January 2014 by Shri. Hon’ble Chaiman of Yogidham & Hon’ble SSP – Shri. M.R.Trevadi was the chief guest   .

There were about  50 frames of exhibits on display , mostly on Gandhi theme along with the display of 42 original magazines.

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On 30th  January,  a Special Cover & special cancellation was released The Sp.Cover is unique as it is printed on "Khadi", the special processed Handspun cotton material .

- Khushal Patel, Rajkot Philatelic Society, Rajkot

email : rajphilso26@gmail.com

My recent cover

Cover from Dandi


Thanks to Mr Gulrez

Dandi is a village in the Jalalpore district (now Navsari District), Gujarat. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea near the city of Navsari.It shot into worldwide prominence in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi selected it to be the place for the Salt Satyagraha. He marched from Ahmedabad to Dandi with some of his followers to protest against the imposition of a tax on salt.Thousands of people participated.They travelled continuously on foot for 24 days.

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