Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme 2016
Coorg, the land of the Kodavas is known as the cradle of Indian Hockey. Mr. Pandanda Kuttappa decided to bring Kodavas from all over the world under the banner of the Kodava Hockey Festival in 1997, brilliantly understood the impact the event will create when culture and sports come together in the Kodava community. The festival assumed such monstrous proportions that it found a place in the Limca Book of Records as the largest field hockey tournament in India. Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme a month-long event from 10'" April 2016 to 8" May 2016 is aimed to celebrate decades of love and passion towards the game of hockey displaying the tradition and pomp of Coorg with dignity and pride. 299 Kodava families are participating in the tournament. The special cover is released to commemorate the event.
-S. Suresh, Bangalore
Seminar of Thematic Philately in Brazil
The third Seminar of Thematic Philately will be held in Florianopolis, Brazil from August 6th - August 8th 2016
For this event a very nice pictorial postmark will be issued . The postmark is featuring real Grouper at the Arvoredo Biological Reserve Florianopolis. August 6th - August 8th 2016 .
Courtesy: Luiz Paulo Rodigues Cunha (Chairman of FIAF) and Luis Claudio Fritzen(Organizer of the Seminar). Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie.