Special Cover on 75 years of State Training Centre, Umtyngar - 13th October 2015
To commemorate 75 years of State Training Centre, Umtyngar of Meghalaya Bharat Scouts & Guides a Special Cover was released at Shillong GPO during the National Postal Week on the Philately Day, 13th October 2015.
The Bharat Scouts and Guides in Meghalaya started at the first meeting held on 19-8-1972 under the Chairmanship of the then Education Minister Shri D.D. Pugh, when the state became full-fledged, along with some enthusiastic who stress the importance of starting the Movement in our state. The office started in November, 1972 in the office chamber of the then Inspector of Schools at Mawkhar, Shillong. Since then, the Association has been functioning very well under the Education Department. It has made tremendous progress in quality as well as in quantity.
The State Training Centre at Umtyngar about 22 kms from Shillong on Cherrapunjee Road is spread in about 3 acres of land. The Centre has a very old hall, a store-room, a kitchen and Choukidar's quarters. The Centre can accommodate about 800 boys and girls at a time in tents. The Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides (MBSG) recently celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of the State Training Centre, Umtyngar.
Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest
Recent Stamp Exhibitions
Philatelic exhibition at Imphal – 13th October 2015
A philately exhibition was organised in the auditorium of CRPF Group Centre, Langjing, Imphal on 13th October 2015 on the occasion of Philately Day under National Postal Week celebrations in Manipur. Exhibition was inaugurated by DIG Shri Vikram Sahgal. Shri Vinod Kumar, Director (Posts) Manipur was present at the inauguration function. Letter writing competition was also held among the children of Kendriya Vidyalaya-2, Langjing. "My Stamp" facility was also made available during the exhibition.
Source – Indian Philately Digest
1st Zonal Philatelic Exhibition of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand is going to be held at Lucknow from 30 October to 2nd November 2015.
Venue – Lalit Kala Academy, Aliganj, Lucknow.
India Post, Valsad Division is going to organize “ Philatelic Exhibition” VALPEX-2015 from 2nd November to 4th November 2015.
Venue : Rajput Samaj Hall, Near Kasturba Hospital, Valsad – 396001
- M. Gulrez – Bombay