21 June – International Day of Yoga
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released a commemorative stamp and a miniature sheet in denomination of Rs. 5 each on International Day of Yoga during inaugural function of the International Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 21st June, 2015. The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha, Baba Ramdev and other dignitaries were present at the release function.
Commemorative Coins on International Day of Yoga
Photo Courtesy - United News of India
Postal Museum inaugurated at Postal Training Centre, Vadodara on 20th June 2015
The Postal Museum was inaugurated by Shri Ganesh Sawaleshwarkar, Director, Postal Training Centre, Vadodara in the premises of Postal Training Center, Vadodara on 20th June 2015. Inauguration function was well attended by local philatelists, staff members of Department of Posts and Postal Training Centre.
The postal museum displays an array of paraphernalia of the bygone era’s postal system. Leather cash bags, red cloth cash bag, old scale and weights, scale box, various badges worn by postal employees made of brass, aluminium and plastic, old Morse (telegraph) instrument , old order books of different post offices, code names and index letters book, old postal guides, post office manuals, binder, different sizes of letter boxes, wooden letter box, mobile (cycle) post office box, postman uniform and bag, leather portfolio bag, mail overseer bag, lantern, stamp cancellation machine etc. have been displayed in the museum. Philatelic covers and a statue of Halkara (postal runner) are also on display in the museum.
Courtesy – Prashant Pandya – Vadodara