30 June 2015

New Special Covers

Special Carried Cover on Chennai Metro Rail – 29th June 2015


To commemorate the inaugural run of Chennai Metro Rail between Koyambedu and Alandur, Tamilnadu Postal Circle released a Special carrier cover featuring the Chennai Metro Rail design and route etc. (Special Cover approval no. TN/17/205) The special cover was released by Shri Mervin Alexander, Postmaster General, Chennai City Region. Special covers were carried during the first journey of the new train. Design of the special cover was taken from The Hindu newspaper. Back side of cover carries information about passenger capacity of each train, speed, travel time and number of stations etc. and delivery marks.





Special Cover on Shri B. Ramachandra Adityan – 28th June 2015


A special cover was released in memory of B. Ramachandra Adityan at Kayamozhi in Tuticorin district by J. Charukesi, Post Master General, South Zone, Madurai and was received by Mr. R. Sarath Kumar, Tenkasi, MLA on 28th June 2015.

B. Ramachandra Adityan was a managing editor of Malai Murasu, popular Tamil evening newspaper. He was the eldest son of Daily Thanthi founder Si. Balasubramania Adityan. He was also instrumental in launching weeklies and magazines such as Devi, Kanmani and Penmani and Tamil daily Kathiravan. Mr. Adityan played a vital role in rescuing Tamilnad Mercantile Bank after the bank went out of the control of Nadar community to the Essar group in 1990s. The Nadar communities were the original promoters of TMB. He passed away on 16th October 2013 due to prolonged illness.

Special Cover on Kodagu District Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Madikeri - 23rd June 2015


Kodagu District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madikeri was established in the year 1964. It has been working for the past 50 years on the principle of Vyapari Dharma (Business Ethics). The chamber has around 28 branches in Kodagu with a membership of over 3500 members.

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of KDCCI, a Special cover was released by Shri S. Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka at a function organized by the Chamber of Commerce at Valley View Hotel, Madikeri, Kodagu Madikeri on 23rd June 2015 (Special Cover approval no. KTK/45/2015). Shri Praksah, President and Mrs. Monty Ganesh, Secretary, Shri Chidvilas, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other members of the CCI were also present on the dais.

The special cancellation depicts the logo of the chamber of commerce and industry featuring the traditional weapons of Kodagu the rifle, the ‘Vedtu Kathi’ and the ‘Peechi Kathi’.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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