26 July 2014

New special cover and booklets


Gandhipex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition - 25th - 26th July 2014



Gandhipex-2104, a district level philatelic exhibition is organized at K. B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on 25th and 26th July 2016. Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri R. K. Jayabhaye, Director Postal Services (H.Q.), Gujarat Postal Circle. A Special cover on Sports Authority of India was issued on the occasion. Shri R. K. Naidu, Director, Sports Authority of India was also present on the occasion.



Two booklets on 2014 FIFA World Cup and Sachin Tendulkar were also issued during the exhibition. Philatelic Workshop was conducted by Shri Vijay Navlakha.

Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office


President of India inaugurated Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office at new location in the President’s estate - 24th July 2014.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office in its new building on 24th July 2014 at President’s Estate.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office started functioning as Viceroy’s Camp Post Office at SHIMLA on 10th June, 1904 has historic records. In 1948, it was renamed as Governor-General Post Office and in 1950; it was again renamed as President-Camp Post Office. On 7th December, 1950 it was named as Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office. This Post Office caters to the needs of President’s Secretariat as well as residents of the President’s Estate. The Post Office was relocated from a heritage building as part of measures to implement the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the President’s Estate.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

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