05 November 2014

New Stamp from India

15 years of Liver transplantation in India


Date of Issue : 4 November 2014


Commemorative Stamp on Liver Transplantation in India - 4th November 2014

The Department of Posts released a commemorative stamp on Liver Transplantation in India on 4th November 2014 on the occasion of 15 years of Liver Transplantation in India. The Stamp was released by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications & IT in a function held at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi. Shri S. K. Sinha, Member Postal Services Board and Dr. Pratap C. Reddy Chairman Apollo Hospital Group were also present in the function.


The only definite treatment for liver failure is a liver transplantation. During a liver transplant, the diseased liver is removed and replaced with a healthy one. The first successful Liver Transplantation was performed on a child in 1967. Since then, there has been tremendous progress in the complicated process of liver transplantation, which in 1983 was confirmed to be a valid procedure in cases of end stage liver disease (ESLD), in a consensus by the National Institutes of Health. The first successful liver transplantation in India was performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi on 15th November, 1998 and since then around 4,500 such transplants has been done in the country.

The liver performs various functions that are essential for the well being of the body. Two types of liver transplant are possible: living donor transplant and cadaveric transplant. In living donor transplant, a portion of the liver is removed from a healthy person and placed into the patient. Since the liver has the capacity to regenerate, both the donor and the recipient liver portions grow to a normal size in a few weeks. In a cadaveric transplant the donor is a brain dead person.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest,    Mansoor B.- Mangalore

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Special Cover on 'WAZA 2014 - Biodiversity is Us' - 3rd November 2014

Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar released the Special Cover on WAZA 2014 - Biodiversity is Us jointly with Shri Vasumitra, Chief Postmaster General, New Delhi at the inauguration of 69th Annual Conference of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) on 3rd November, 2014 at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi.

The goal of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

69th Annual Conference and Technical Congress of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is being  held at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi from 2nd - 6th November 2014. Over 180 participants from 35 different countries have taken part in the 69th Annual Conference of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to discuss the growing importance of biodiversity conservation. The conference theme coincides with the WAZA campaign ‘Biodiversity is Us', a project run by WAZA and its members around the globe. It aims to educate and inspire the world's zoo and aquarium visitors to take action for biodiversity.

Special Cover on Second death anniversary of Late Shri Kailashpati Mishra - 3rd November 2014


On the second death anniversary of Late Shri Kailashpati Mishra, Department of Posts issued a Special Cover on 3rd November 2014 at Patna. Union Law, Justice, Communications and IT Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, released the Special Cover jointly with BJP leaders Shri Murli Manohar Joshi, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, and other BJP leaders at the function held at Shri Krishna Memorial hall, Patna. Shri Radha Mohan Singh thanked for issuing a special cover on Shri Kailashpati Mishra, and requested to issue a commemorative stamp on the departed leader by next year.

Shri Kailashpati Mishra (b. 5 October 1923 – d. 3 November 2012) was a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former Governor of Gujarat and for a short duration Governor of Rajasthan. He was born in Dudharchak, Buxar, Bihar, into a Bhumihar Brahmin family. He was a bachelor and popularly called the "Bhishmapitamah" of Bihar. He was affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1944 onwards, and was jailed after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. He took part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested for the same and was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1943. He won the Assembly election for Bikram Patna, and was Finance Minister in Bihar Government. Mishra was also appointed Bihar's finance minister in 1977-78 when the Janata Party government was in power.

Assampex - 2014, Assam State Level Philatelic Exhibition, Guwahati - 1st - 2nd November 2014


Assampex-2014, State Level Philatelic Exhibition organized by Assam Postal Circle at Don Bosco School Auditorium, Pan Bazaar, Guwahati was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Shri B.B. Dave, Chief Postmaster General, Assam Circle, in presence of Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of Guwahati University who was the guest of honour on 1st November 2014.

During the exhibition stamp design competition and philatelic quiz competitions have also been organized to motivate children and students. 32 philatelists from all over the Assam state have participated in the exhibition. Well known philatelists Shri Dipok Dey and Shri Madhukar Deogawanka were the members of Jury at the Exhibition.


Special Covers on Assam Tourism, 100 years of Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Guwahati, Centenary Celebration of MCME School, Guwahati, Platinum Jubilee year of Handique Girl's College Guwahati and GLP Social Circle, Guwahati were issued on 1st November 2014.







In addition to Pictorial Special Cancellations, normal date cancellations with name of exhibition and place “Assampex-2014/01.11.2014/Guwahati-781 001" in two different sizes were also provided during the exhibition.


Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

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