03 April 2015

New Special Covers



A Special commemorative cover on "Golden Chariot _ an unforgettable journey with myriad experiences" was released on 2nd April 2015 at Meghdoot Auditorium , Bengaluru GPO. This special commemorative cover depicting the Golden Chariot has been brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle in coordination with the Department of Tourism, Govt., of Karnataka.


- Suresh Rao, Bangalore : email : suresh.hobbies@gmail.com



Special Cover on 150 Years of Forestry in India – 21st March 2015


A Special Cover was released at Seoni on the occasion of 150 years of forestry in India and in the memory of "Father of Indian Forestry" Dr. Dietrich Brandis on 21st March 2015.


Forestry in India is a significant rural industry and a major environmental resource. India is one of the ten most forest-rich countries of the world along with the Russian Federation, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Indonesia and Sudan.

Sir Dietrich Brandis, KCIE, FRS (b. March 31, 1824 – d. May 28, 1907) was a German forester who worked with the British Imperial Forestry Service in colonial India. He is considered the father of tropical forestry. His major concern was to prevent further degradation of forests in the country, for which, he formulated the Forest Act, 1865, which was later amended in 1878 and 1927. He served as IGF for 20 years, during which time he successfully laid foundations for putting the country’s forest resources under scientific management under an independent forest administration. Appreciating the need for forestry research and training, he took positive actions by setting up research and training facilities at Dehra Dun. He was officially recognised as Companion of the Indian Empire in 1878.

Special Cover on Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni – 20th March 2015

A Special Cover on Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh was released on 20th March 2015 by Madhya Pradesh Postal Circle at the function held at Turia Gate of Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni. This event was held as a part of World Forestry Day celebrations.


Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, comprising of 758 SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km of Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and remaining 464 sq km of pench national park is the buffer area. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighbourhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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