23 June 2015

New special covers


Special Cover on First International Yoga Day – 21st June 2015


As a part of International Yoga Day celebrations, Public Health Department of Goa released a Special Cover on First International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015 at function held at seminar hall of Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa. Special cover was released by Postmaster General, Goa Region Shri P. N. Ranjit Kumar in presence of Dy. Chief Minister of Goa State, Shri Francis D’Souza. (Special Cover approval no. MH/22/2015)


Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.

Special Cover on Dr. K. S. Shah Birth centenary year - 20th June 2015


A special cover was released at the function organised at Jamnagar Head Post Office to mark centenary year of Dr. K. S. Shah on 20th June 2015.The special cover was released by Shri Ram Bharosa, Postmaster General, Rajkot Region in presence of Shri Dinesh Patel, Mayor of Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.

Dr. K. S. Shah was an eminent surgeon, social worker and a leader based at Jamnagar. He was one of the pioneering general surgeons of Saurashtra Region. He started the first private Surgical Hospital and Nursing Home at Jamnagar. He introduced to Jamnagar more than fifteen voluntary organisations as its founder, prominent amongst them were Rotary Club, Lions International, Youth Hostels Association of India, Red Cross, Indian Medical Association and Association of Surgeons of India. He also took active part in the formation of Jamnagar Municipality which later became the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest



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