30 June 2017

Club News

Dear Readers,

I am pleased to release July 2017 issue of Rainbow Stamp News . It is available on following links :

http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.in/    ( Indian Readers)

New Stamp from India

Date of Issue : 29 June 2017

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released stamp and coins on Jain personality Shrimad Rajchandra Ji yesterday at Ahmedabad.

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

28 June 2017

New stamp from India - Banaras Hindu University

Date of Issue : 28 June 2017

India Post released a pair of Se-tenant stamps on Banaras Hindu University in Rs 5 and Rs 15 denomination. The stamp was released today by Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of communication (independent charge) and minister of state for railways in Varanasi.

27 June 2017

Philatelic Tributes to Helen Keller

Helen Keller

27 June 1880 - 1 June 1968

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama.She was an author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

Keller was born with the ability to see and hear, but lost both senses when she was 19 months old to scarlet fever or meningitis. Over time she developed her own system of about 60 home signs. She could also identify people walking to a room by the vibrations in their footsteps.

The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth.

25 June 2017

Greetings on Eid

Eid Mubarak !

 Eid Mubarak to all my friends living in different corners of the world !

23 June 2017

New stamp from India - Completion of 50 years of Passport Act.

50th year of The Passports Act 1967

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj alongside Manoj Sinha General Vijay Kumar Singh releases a commemorative postage stamp on the “50th year of The Passports Act 1967” (Credits: Manoj Sinha via Twitter)

A commemorative postage stamp was issued today,23rd June 2017 by India Post on completion of 50 years of ThePassports Act 1967. 

The Minister said that in order to extend passport services to our citizens on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilize the Head Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP were inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at Mysuru in Karnataka and at Dahod in Gujarat. Shri Sinha said, applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities similar to those at the PSK necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

New Special Covers

World Milk Day - 1 June 2017

A Special Cover was released in  Karnataka on World Milk Day on 1st June 2017 .

Shivamogga, Davanagere & Chitradurga District Co-Operative Milk Union Ltd. is one of the leading milk unions among the 14 district milk unions of Karnataka, is an ISO 22000-2005 Certified Organisation, registered on 25-11-1987. The union is committed to provide maximum possible price for the milk producers and is also committed to provide quality milk and milk products to consumers.

COVER ILLUSTRATION: World Milk Day is a day identified by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. World Milk Day provides the perfect opportunity to spread the word and celebrate all aspects of milk and dairy products in many countries around the globe. This special cover is released to mark World Milk Day 2017.

World Environment Day - 5 June 2017
Special Covers from different places

- Suresh R. - Bangalore

New Stamps from India

Survey of India

 Date of Issue : 22 June 2017

India Post issued  a commemorative stamp on Survey of India as part of the year-long celebrations to mark  250th year of Survey of India. The stamp release ceremony  was held in New Delhi .

Stamp on Jhala Manna

Date of Issue : 18 June 2017

A Commemorative Stamp was released in honour of Jhala Manna on 18th June 2017.Jhala Manna is an outstanding dazzling example of extraordinary valour, bravery and sacrifice who shrouded with the glory of struggle for freedom. In the battle of Haldi Ghati in 1576, Jhala Maana decorated himself with the Crown and the royal emblem from Pratap and started fighting valiantly. Jhala Maan has set a unique example of loyalty, bravery and courage by sacrificing his life to save the life of Pratap.

20 June 2017

21 June - International Day of Yoga

21 June - International Day of Yoga

Date of Issue : 21 June 2017

On 21 June 2017, UNPA will issue a new special event sheet to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.
The United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word “yoga” derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

15 June 2017

New Special Cover

World Environment Day

A special Cover on World Environment Day  was issued by Uttrakhand Postal Circle on 5th June 2017.

13 June 2017

Sauna traditions : Aland - Finland Joint Issue

Date of Issue : 16 May 2017

A joint issue with Posti Finland, the first stamp shows a smoke sauna located at Ängösund in Lumparland. One of a series of stamps featuring Sauna traditions, the others being Sauna - Finland and a miniature sheet.

The second stamp features a typical set of sauna accessories in a sauna located in Parikkala, southern Karelia. One of a series of stamps featuring Sauna traditions, the others being Smoke sauna - Åland and a miniature sheet.

 Finnish sauna 

The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over three million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household.[1]For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity. Before of the rise of public health care and nursery facilities, almost all Finnish mothers gave birth in saunas.

10 June 2017

Stamps for sweet lovers - Traditional Portuguese desserts

Date of Issue : 16 May 2017

The history of Traditional Portuguese Desserts can be likened to a poem composed of words as simple as the ingredients used in the majority of recipes included in this  philatelic issue devoted to this sweet theme. These beautiful tempting stamps were issued by Portrugal Post on 16th May 2017.

 Water, eggs, sugar, milk and wheat  are a starting point for many creations, transforming, in the experienced hands of  pastry chefs, into sumptuous desserts, prodigious in shape, delicate in texture and surprising in flavour. Like the best poems of simple words, through the alchemy of cooking, be it a simple chemical interaction or beautiful divine inspiration, the bringing together of these ingredients results in exceptional desserts that do not allow us to forget the places they were created and the people who made them or with whom we savour them. They penetrate our beings and we are never again able to escape from the memory of how they tasted. Just like the most beautiful poems that cause us to over flow with emotion, traditional Portuguese desserts fill our hearts with sweetness transformed into happy feelings.

08 June 2017

Eid stamp from Canada Post

On 23rd May 2017, Canada Post  issued an Eid stamp that recognizes Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims in Canada and worldwide.

Eid al-Fitr 
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk – one of the most distinctive practices of Islam. Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, falls on the first day of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, Shawwal (around June 26, 2017, in Canada). The stamp is being issued a month ahead of Eid al-Fitr. On the day of Eid, many Muslims congregate in mosques or in open spaces, where they will perform a special ritual prayer prescribed for Eid. People dress in their finest clothes, decorate their homes with lights, give treats to children, and visit with friends and family.
Eid al-Adha
With Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, Muslims commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The festival also marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest site in Islam. It falls on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah (around September 2, 2017, depending on when the new moon is seen). 
Like Eid al-Fitr, this celebration can include special ritual prayers, lavish meals, and visits with friends and family. It also includes gift-giving and acts of charity.
Design incorporates Islamic elements
The Arabic script on the stamp reads “Eid Mubarak,” which translates to “Have a happy Eid” or “Have a blessed Eid.” It appears under a pointed arch, which symbolizes the division between sacred and worldly space in Muslim culture. The stamp’s deep blues and warm gold and yellows, as well as its geometric pattern, are seen in Islamic architecture. The new moon atop the stamp signifies the start of Eid.

Centenary of Lions International

Lions International Celebrating its 100 years this year, French Post issued a stamp on 29th May to commemorate the centenary of Lions International .

Lions International 1917 - 2017

"You can not get well in your life if you do not start doing something for someone else. "Reflection made by Melvin Jones in 1917 in Chicago where he ran an insurance company. A member of one of the clubs that flourished in the city and whose members met to promote their own interests, he proposed to combine their skills and offer their availability in order to "serve Others". Thus is born this community which takes its name: LIONS, acronym of "Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety" (Freedom and understanding are the safeguard of our nations).

Its motto, "Serve", earned it a UN appointment - of which it is an advisory member - the world's leading humanitarian organization. One hundred years later, 1,400,000 members cover 210 countries and regions on five continents. In France, 27,000 members in 1,200 clubs have four main objectives:

- Safeguarding the view with the creation of the white cane, schools of guide dogs, setting up screening for eye diseases and diabetes, as well as sound libraries.

- Actions aimed at youth in difficulty, which take the form of holiday centers, cultural and educational promotion, measles eradication, participation in the Telethon since the beginning.

- Preservation of the environment through tree planting, waste recovery and well construction in Africa.

- Finally, the fight against hunger with the collection of food for the Food Bank.A total of 1.5 million hours of "self-giving" and a € 20 million harvest are provided by the Lions de France annually.

In July 2017, Lions of the World will meet in Chicago to celebrate their centenary with the challenge of saving 100 million people worldwide during the year! A challenge within their reach.

05 June 2017

Special Covers on World Environment Day

 World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) occurs on 5'" June every year for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. In 1974 the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth". This day celebrates the natural environment and allows a global platform to raise awareness on the environmental issues worldwide, with plans to mitigate these issues as a global community.

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated all over the world. From 1987, every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. This year it is Canada. The theme for 2017 is 'Connecting People to nature - in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator'.

This special cover is released by Department of Posts, India to mark World Environment Day [WED] 2017.

World Environment Day - Forest for Water

Forests and water nourish all forms of life. Forests bring rain and ensure sustained availability of fresh water. Karnataka Forest Department celebrates 2017 as "Forests for Water" year with public participation. The important initiatives include Vanamahotsava, conservation of watersheds and volunteer involvement.

- Suresh R. - Bangalore

World Environment Day

5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day every year. On this special occasion, a district level stamp exhibition was organized at Lucknow . A special cover was also released by Deptt of Posts.

Courtesy -  Dinesh Sharma - Lucknow

03 June 2017

Club News

Dear Readers

I am pleased to release June 2017 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available on following links :


http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.in/  ( Indian Readers)

http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com/  (Overseas Readers)

Stamp Exhibition in Lucknow

5 June 2017- World Environment Day 

District Level Stamp Exhibition and Quiz at GPO Lucknow 
Organized by Chief Postmaster, GPO Lucknow. A special Cover will be released during the exhibition.

- Rameshchandra Prajapati, Lucknow

01 June 2017

New Stamps from India

Eminent Writers

Date of Issue : 31 May 2017

India Post issued  five stamps in Rs 10 denomination and a Miniature sheet commemorating   Eminent Writers of India  on 31st May 2017. The stamps feature Prof.  Balwant Gargi, Bhisham Sahni, Sh K V Puttappa,Pt. Srilal Sukla and Sh Krishan Chander.

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