12 March 2018

New Special Covers

1. KTK-08-2018 Hornbill Festival: 

Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is large beautiful, extravagant, awe-inspiring bird with a distinctive projecting casque mounted on the large curved beak. It is significant part of several tribal cultures. They aid in dispersal of seeds through droppings and help in regeneration of important forest species and thereby earning the apt c1epe "Farmers of the forest" or "Feathered foresters". 

In 2011, Government of Karnataka has constituted "Hornbill Conservation Reserve" in Dandeli and Virnoli ranges. Haliyal Division is putting an indefatigable efforts to conserve the species. 

2. KTK-11-2018 Shree Bahubaliswamy Mahamasthakabisheka Mahotsav 2018

This special cover has been released on 17th February 2018 to commemorate Shree 8ahubali Swamy Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava 2018, Shravanabelagola. 

3. KTK-13-2018-Amrita Sangama : 

This Special Cover has been released to commemorate Amrita Sangama 2018 at Mangaluru.

4. KTK-15-2018 - T Upendra Anatha Pai (Co -Founder Syndicate Bank): 

Tonse Upendra Ananth Pai (26 Nov 1895 - 13 Dec 1956) co-founded Syndicate Bank to promote the financial inclusion of the weaving and farming communities. The Bank prompted the formation of Manipal Power Press known as Manipal Technologies Limited to day. He initiated several infrastructure projects and was committed to the betterment of society which earned him the title - "a one-man public works department." This special cover has been released on 24.2.2018 at Manipal in memory of Shri T. Upendra A. Pai.

: Suresh R - Bangalore

Club News

National JPG Meet and Gommatpex-2018 on 7th April

Jainism Philately Group is organizing it's 3rd National Meet on 7th April 2018 at famous Jain religious place Sravanabelgola (Karnaraka). About 150 persons will participate in this meet from all over India.

Jainism Philately Group (JPG) is a national organisation of the stamps Collectors collecting Jainism and allied themes. It has more then 250 members across the country as well as USA & Canada.  It was founded in the year 2011 at New Delhi during International Philatelic Exhibition INDIPEX 2011 . It's first National Meet was organized at Khajuraho (M. P.) In the year 2014 and second was organized at Udaipur (Raj.) In the year 2015. Third JPG National Meet is being organized at Sravababelgola (Karnataka) on 7th April 2018
JPG was instrumental in release of many stamps, special covers, special cancellations, pictorial cancellations and stamp booklets related to Jainism theme. Also organized some exhibitions.

According to Mr. Sudhir Jain, National Chairman of JPG, Sravanabelgola will be inaugurated by Pujya Bhattarak Charukirti Swamiji. 

On this occasion a philaletic exhibition GOMMATPEX-2018 will  also be organized at Sravanabelgola on 7th & 8th April 2018 under the patronage of India Post Department jointly by Jainism Philately Group and Karnataka Philatelic Society. Postal Department is providing 100 frames for the same. Only Jainism and allied themes will be exhibited in this exhibition. No competition. All the participants will get medals and certificates. Minimum 3 and maximum 5 frames can be exhibited. Ex Prime Minister Shri H. D. Devegoda and CPMG Karnataka Circle will be the guests of the exhibition. A special cover is also proposed to be released on this occasion.

: Sudhir Jain -  Satna (MP)

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