Dr Sita Bhateja was honoured with lifetime achievement award at 40th anniversary celebration of Karnataka Philatelic Society on 6th December 2015.
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary Karnataka Philatelic Society organized a function at Meghdoot Auditorium, General Post Office Building, Rajbhavan Road, Bengaluru on 6th December 2015. On the occasion a Special Cover on 40 years of Karnataka Philatelic Society was released by Smt. Usha Chandrasekhar, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Postal Circle in presence of Shri Chaitanya Dev, President, Karnataka Philatelic Society and Shri Markand Dave, India Representative of Royal Philatelic Society (Special Cover approval no. KTK/52/2015).
On the occasion renowned philatelist Dr. Sita Bhateja was awarded lifetime achievement award. Special edition of KarPhila Magazine was also released at the function. After the function a joint meeting with Royal Philatelic Society of London was also organized. Function was well attended by a large number of members and philatelists.
Karnataka Philatelic Society (KPS) was founded in 1975 in Bangalore by late Col. L. G. Shenoy and like minded senior philatelists and was registered with Government of Karnataka on 22nd March, 1976. Col. L.G. Shenoi was the first President and Sri Fredun P. Seervai was the first General Secretary of KPS. The KPS acts as a platform for philately in Karnataka especially in Bangalore. The key charter of the society is to promote philately as hobby starting from young kids to senior citizens.
Many Many Congratulations to KPS on completing 40 years !!
Best wishes to all the members of the present committee of KPS to continue their great work to promote philately all over India !!
Courtesy – Jagannath Mani & Suresh Rao - Bangalore
The Special cover of World Soil Day released at Thiruvananthapuram on 5th Dec 2015
World Soil Day celebrations was organised by the departments of Agriculture and Soil Conservation at Thiruvananthapuram on 5th December 2015. On the occasion a Special Cover was released by Chief Postmaster General Sri A. N. Nanda in a function held at Senate Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. The cover was accepted by the Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture Sri. K. P. Mohanan from Chief PMG Shri A. N. Nanda (Special Cover approval no. KL-12/2015).
United Nations had declared 2015 as International Year of Soils and the United Nations theme for this year's World Soil Day is "Soils a solid ground for life". Soils have been neglected for too long. We fail to connect soil with our food, water, climate, biodiversity and life. We must invert this tendency and take up some preserving and restoring actions. The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.