22 June 2018

New Special Covers from Karnataka

KTK/36/2018 - 80 Years of Vidurashwatha Dhwaj Satyagraha (Jallianwala Bagh of the South)

'Vidurashwatha' is a small village located in the Gauribidanur taluk of Chikkaballapur district in the state of Karnataka, India. Vidurashwatha is also known as the 'Jallianwala Bagh of the South'. On April 25, 1938, as a part of the freedom struggle of India, a group of villagers had congregated to organize a Satyagraha. Similar to what happened at Jallianwala Bagh, police fired indiscriminately at the group, 32 people were gunned down as the locals assert. A memorial has been erected at this location bearing the names of those who lost their lives in this incident. This special cover is released to commemorate 80 years of the incident. 

KTK/41/2018 - Silver Jubilee of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 

KTK/42/2018 - World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular diseases. 

KTK/43/2018 - 55th year of Sir M. V. Memorial Education Society.

KTK/44/2018 - 8th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies, Bengaluru

The International Conferences on the Biology of Butterflies are four-yearly gatherings of scientists and butterfly enthusiasts. The conferences celebrate scientific discovery of the fascinating beauty, diversity and lives of butterflies. This postal special cover is released on the occasion of the 8th conference held in Bengaluru, India, in June 2018 - the first time this conference is organised in a biodiverse developing country. 


Noted stamp dealer Arun Bhattacharya is no more...

A well known figure in the philatelic fraternity, Shri Arun Bhattacharya of Kolkata passed away today, 22 June 2018. He was Vice President of Philatelic Dealers Association. Active as Stamp Dealer for over 4 decades he traveled all over India and nearby nations regularly. He was a very popular stamp dealer among philatelists as his rates for  philatelic items were very reasonable and moreover he was a very sweet tempered person.

He used to  supply stamps and other philatelic items  to many dealers in different parts of the country.  It is a big loss to Indian philately. He will be missed in every stamp exhibition . Those who know him personally would never forget him Our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

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