30 January 2021

Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi


Eleven Vows of Mahatma Gandhi

Today, 30th January is the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The day is observed as Martyr's Day. A special cover was released today at Allahabad to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

Source : Prayag Philatelic Society , Sangam Philatelic Club, Allahabad

Leprosy Can Be cured : 30 January 2021 :Bengaluru

Credit:  Philately Promoters : Suresh R. , Bengaluru

Club News

NEPEX 2021 : First Virtual Philatelic Exhibition by North East Postal  Circle

NEPEX 2021 is being held from 28th to 31st January 2021. The exhibition is organized by CPMG NE Circle, Shillong in association with North East Philatelic Society.

Visit : https://nepex2021.com/index.php

View Exhibits : https://nepex2021.com/exhibits.php

29 January 2021

New Special Covers and Cancellations


Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: 16 January 2021

Ecological Vision of Mahatma Gandhi : 5 December 2021

Thanks to Mr. Rahul Ganguli, Prayag Philatelic Society, Allahabad for these special Covers.

Cover & Postcard by Central India Philatelic Society

Central India Philatelic Society prepared a cover and Postcard to commemorate 125th Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 23rd January 2021. Satna H.P.O. provided special cancellation of Parakram Diwas. 

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

26 January 2021

New Special Covers

 National Tourism Day 25 January 2021

Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Belagavi

Fort Lake, Belagavi

Rajhansgad (Yellur Fort) Belagavi

Veersaoudha, Belagavi

First Flight Cover : Belagavi to Nashik

: Praveen Shastry, Bengaluru

Greetings on Republic Day


Happy Republic Day

Greetings to all Indians living in different parts of the world on 72nd Republic Day of India !

25 January 2021

Special Postcard on 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose


A commemorative Picture Postcard was released on 23 Jan 2021 on commencement of the Quasquicentennial Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose by Mrs Sharda Sampath, CPMG Karnataka circle at Bengaluru.

- Col Akhil Kumar - Bangalore

Postcard and special  Cancellation  released at Allahabad 

- Rahul Ganguli, Allahabad

New stamp from India Post : 50 Years of Statehood of Himachal Pradesh

 50 Years of Full Statehood of Himachal Pradesh

Date of Issue : 25 January 2021

A commemorative postage stamp in Rs 5 denomination,was just released in Shimla today on 25th January 2021 to mark 50 years of Statehood of Himachal Pradesh .Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatreya  presided over the function.  CM Shri JayaRam Thakur,  BJP president JP Nadda and Union Minister Anurag Thakur and CPMG Mrs Meera RanjanTshering were present at stamp release ceremony  .

23 January 2021

Parakram Diwas Special Cancellations

 23rd January the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose  is being celebrated as Parakram Diwas

Special Cancellations released today to commemorate Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose 

: Image Courtesy -
 Ashwani Dubey- Gorakhpur, Philately Promoters, EIPA, Prayag Philatelic Society Whatsapp groups, Pan India Postal Pictorial Place Cancellations

Jai Hind

 Parakram Diwas

Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 
on his Birth Anniversary 

Popularly known as 'Netaji', Subhas Chandra Bose is one of the many freedom fighters who laid their lives for the nation. This year, the central government has decided to observe Bose's birth anniversary as 'Parakram Diwas'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the first Parakram Diwas event in Kolkata and inaugurate an exhibition on the grounds of the National Library to mark the occasion. From today Celebrations for his 125th Birth Anniversary starts.....

'Netaji' was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack in Odisha. He graduated from Kolkata and proved his mettle by becoming an Indian Civil Services (ICS) officer. But he left the comfort and amenities that came with his job and decided to be part of the freedom struggle. With the slogan “Give me blood and I will give you freedom”, he awakened the country towards fighting against the British.

Netaji built a force known as the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) giving the slogan of “Dilli Chalo”. Thousands of soldiers of his 60,000-strong army sacrificed their lives for the country.

Today Parakram Diwas Cancellations will be issued from nine places in J&K circle : Gandhi Nagar HO, Jammu Tawi HO, Udhampur HO, Kathua HO, Rajouri HO, Anantnag HO, Baramula HO, Srinagar HO and Leh HO.

22 January 2021

Club News

 Buddhism on Stamps 

by M. Lokeswara Rao

Now Available at Amazon .in

The book “Buddhism on Stamps” is unique telling the story of Gautham Buddha with philatelic materials. The book focuses on how different philatelic materials can narrate the story of Gautam Buddha. Different available philatelic material like Stamps, stamp blocks, 3D stamps, Silk stamps, Se-tenant, FDC, Miniature Sheets, Souvenir Sheets, Maxim Cards, Post Cards, covers, gutter, booklets, errors, proofs etc are included from different countries of the World There are 22 chapters Buddhism introduction, Jataka Kathas (Stories) ,Birth of Buddha ,Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism, Monasteries, Chhoeten, Prayer Flag & Prayer Wheel, Musical Instruments of Buddhism, Four Mythical Animals, Six Elements of Longevity, Precious Attributes of Universal King, Teachings of Buddha, Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning, Postures, Symbols Representing Gautama Buddha, Buddhism in Different Parts of the World, Borobudur Ship Expedition, Buddhist Festivals, Buddhist Sacred Places of the World, Buddhism and World Peace, References. 

About Author: 

M Lokeswara Rao
has worked as a Civil Servant, belongs to 1983 batch of Indian Forest service and retired as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force, in Nagaland, India. He has held different positions in the Government of India, DCF, Ministry of Environment and forests, Director of Institute of Biodiversity, ICFRE, and Hyderabad, India. Worked as Advisor Green Highways, National Highways Authority India, Ministry of Surface Transport, Govt of India and as Director (Protect Our Species), Earth Day Network USA He received Biodiversity award, Tiger land film Festival for his work on Amur Falcon.He received large Silver medal for his exhibit “Buddhism” in Sydney Stamp and Coin Expo 2019, in Sydney Australia and received Large Silver in Philavirtue 2020 exhibition. He also got Awards for his exhibit in Philately” Orchids distribution, Habitat destruction and Conservation, Bronze Medal in National Exhibition in Mumbai in 2017, Silver Medal at Rocky Mountain Stamp Show,USA in 2018, Bronze Medal at International Philatelic Exhibition, Macau China in 2018 and large Silver in National Philatelic Exhibition in Mumbai in 2019.

he has authored different research papers and also authored the book " Biodiversity of World" based on Philately and "Conservation through Forest Conservation Act". His articles have appeared in different magazines and Newspapers in India and abroad.

For the book the author may also be contacted  at emailmadirajul@gmail.com : Whatsapp No. : 9436215175

  • Book Details :

  • Publisher : M. Lokeswara Rao IFS (1 January 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Type : Paperback
  • Price : Rs 2350/- (In India)
  • Size & Pages : A4 , 286 pages 22 Chapters
  • ISBN-10 : 9354266444
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9354266447
  • Country of Origin : India

Special Carried Cover on Indian Coir

A carried special cover on Indian Coir issued by Kerala Postal Circle and released   by the Secretary, at Vembanad Kayal post office. The cover was carried in a country boat, which was the traditional mode of conveying coir.

- Praveen Shastry, Bangalore

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