24 March 2015

Sunflower on new stamp from Latvia


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Date of Issue : 6 March 2015

Here is a beautiful stamp from Latvia . The FDC of this stamp is very attractive. Latvia Post has introduced this new stamp on  Sunflower as part of the popular and eye-catching series Flowers. Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants in the family Compositae. Its name is largely derived from heliotropism, the term used to describe the movement of the blooming part in response to the direction of the bright light of the sun. Sunflowers can reach a height of 3 meters and they bloom from July to September. Sunflowers are known not only as ornamental plants, but are also widely used in the production of oil, food, livestock forage and medicine.

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Sunflower is the sixth stamp in the series Flowers, which was launched in 2010 by Latvijas Pasts. The first release in the series was Peony, which was followed by Rose, Lily, Iris and Tulip.

Club News

The Indian Thematic  Society has issued a new issue no.69 March 2015 of its quarterly magazine "ITS Stamp News" .

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  For the magazine please contact  Mr Suraj Jaitly: email -  indianthematicsociety@gmail.com


New Special Covers


- Sudhir Jain

To commemorate the 10th Centenary of Jain Acharya Kalikal Sarvagya Shri Henchandracharya JI Maharaj, a special cover has been issued on 23rd March 2015 at Ahmedabad. The cover was released at Shasansamrat Bhavan, Sheth Hathisingh Wadi, Ahmedabad in a function by Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Post Master General Gujarat Circle in the holy presence of Acharya Shri Vijayshilchandrasuriji Maharaj.

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Special Cover on Adarsh Vidyalaya, Mumbai – 1st March 2015

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To mark the Golden Jubilee a Special Cover on Adarsh Vidyalaya was released at Mumbai on 1st March 2015.

Rajasthani Mahila Mandal, Mumbai is a nonprofit NGO working for the upliftment of underprivileged women and children. Mandal is rendering varied facilities in the field of Education, Vocational, Support Group, Income Generation and Medical Aid, in order to uplift the weaker section of the society. The Mandal runs two BMC recongnised Hindi medium primary schools viz. Adarsh Vidyalaya I (Thakurdwar) and Adarsh Vidyalaya II with strength of 500 students. One English medium school viz. RMM English School is also set up by the Mandal. A free bus service to the children is provided by Mandal to encourage them to join the School, and motivate the parents not to let them on the streets, or engage them as child labours.

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Kohimapex-2015, Kohima district level philatelic exhibition at Kohima – 13th – 14th March 2015

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Kohimapex-2015, a two-day Kohima district philatelic exhibition was organized by Nagaland Postal Division from 14th to 15th March 2015 at Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima (LFHSSK). The exhibition was inaugurated by Athikho Chalai, Accountant General, Nagaland as the chief guest and Shri Som Kamei, Director of Postal Services, Kohima. On the occasion ICC World Cup-2015 Souvenir sheet was also launched.

The philatelic exhibition witnessed the participation of several students from different educational institutions in and around Kohima. Letter Writing and Stamp Design Competition were also conducted for different age categories.

The closing function took place on 14th March with Sr. Anna Molly, Principal Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima as the guest of honour. Prizes to the winners in the different competitions were given away by the guest of honour Sr. Anna Molly, Sr. Superior Lydia and Som Kamei, Director of Postal Services.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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