11 January 2015

New Special Covers



Special Cover on Wheelathon 2015 at Calicut - 8th January 2015


Kerala Postal Circle issued a special cover on the Wheelathon, which is the first ‘Wheel Chair Carried Cover’ in history. (Special Cover approval no. KL-02/2015) The covers were carried in wheelchairs in the Wheelathon rally. The money collected through the sales of the Special Covers will be used for palliative care activities.


Special Cover on Datta Padukalu released at Vijayawada – 31st December 2014


A Special Cover was released on Datta Paduka (Datta Padukalu) by Sri Ganapati Sachchidananada Swamiji of Mysore Datta Peetham at the function held at Vijayawada Ashram on 31st December 2014.

Special Cover on Coral Paradise, Union Territory of Lakshadweep - 29th December 2014


A Special Cover was released on Coral Paradise at Kavaratti on 29th December 2014. (Special Cover approval no. KL-19/2014)

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest , Sreejesh Krishnan - Trivandrum

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‘India Post’ Pavilion at Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2015, Gandhinagar, Gujarat


As a part of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations and Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 a Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2015 has been organized at Exhibition Ground, Near Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagr from 7th to 13th January 2015.


India Post has set up a pavilion (Stall no. 22, Hall No. 11) to showcase various products and services of Department of Posts. The pavilion, which is spread over an area of 126 square meters is showcasing post office counter, Philately and My Stamp Counter, E-Commerce, Retail Post, Post Shoppe, ATM Machine etc.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology inaugurated the pavilion of India Post on 8th January 2015 after the stamp release function held at Mahatma Mandir. Shri S. K. Sinha, Member, Postal Services Board (HRD), Shri G. J. Samuel, Member, Postal Services Board (Operations) and officers of Gujarat Postal Circle were present on the occasion.



India Post had also set up Philatelic Counter at Mahatma Mandir premises, where the Stamp release function was held. Long queue of visitors and Overseas Indian community was seen at the philatelic counter to buy stamps, Miniature Sheets and First Day Covers of Mahatma Gandhi released on 8th January 2015.

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Books, Gift Articles, Stationery items, Coffee mugs, Wrist Watches, Greeting Cards and many other products were made available at Retail Post and Post Shoppe Counters. Philatelic Exhibits on Gandhi‘s life & time through stamps and Vibrant Gujarat from the collection of Shri Pradip Jain were also displayed in the pavilion.


On 7th January 2015 fourth series of ‘My Stamp’ on Gujarat theme was launched at India Post pavilion. Three different templates having images of Mahatma Gandhi and Sabarmati Ashram, Kite Festival and Dandiya Dance have been incorporated in sheet of 12 Stamps.

Courtesy – Prashant Pandya – Indian Philately Digest

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