30 January 2023

New Pictorial Cancellation - Martyrs' Day



30 January 2023 - 75 Martyrs' Day

Image courtesy - Praveen Shastry- Bangalore & https://www.facebook.com/groups/panindiapostal

A new pictorial cancellation was issued at Bangalore on 30 January 2023 to mark  Martyr's Day

Martyrs' Day is recognized nationally on  30 January to mark the assassination of the Father of the Nation Mahatma  Gandhi in 1948.

26 January 2023

Greetings on Republic Day


Happy 74th Republic Day

A thousand salutes to freedom fighters, because of whom today we are able to live our lives with great peace and love in this beautiful country. 

Happy Republic Day 2023!

Greetings to all Indians living in different corners of the world on the 74th Republic Day of our country!

18 January 2023

New Pictorial Cancellations and Picture Postcards

 13 January  2022 Men's World Cup Hockey Cup 



14 January 2023 : Makar Sankranti




The Evening Post Office

An evening Post Office was launched in Bengaluru on 16th January 2023 at Myseum Road which will be operational between 1pm to 9 pm six days a week.

New Post Cards

A set of 5 AU Post Cards  ( Augmented Postcards) was released on the occasion of Postal Heritage Trail. 


- Praveen Shastry - Bangalore

13 January 2023

Greetings on Makar Sankranti


Special Cancellation on Makara Sankranti Greetings

Bengaluru : 13 January 2023

Image Courtesy: Praveen Shastry - Bangalore

Happy Lohri

Lohri : The first festival of the new year is on the calendar, but with some confusion. Lohri, also known as Lohadi or Lal Loi, occurs one day before Makar Sankranti. Since Mughal times, the auspicious festival of Lohri has been celebrated with great pomp by the people of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir. In the Sindhi community, the festival is known as Lal Loi.

On this day, people light a fire outside their homes or in public places with wood and cow dung cakes, then offer sesame seeds, jaggery, gajak, rewdi, and peanuts to the lit bonfire while performing Parikrama around it. Singing and dancing are integral parts of the festivities. 

Makar(a) Sankranti also referred to as UttarayanaMaghi,  is a Hindu festival. Usually falling on the date of January 14 or 15 annually, this occasion marks the transition of the Sun from the zodiac of Sagittarius (dhanu) to Capricorn (makara). Since the Sun is regarded to have moved from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere on this day in the Hindu calendar, the festival is dedicated to the solar deity, Surya, and is observed to mark a new beginning. Kite flying is closely associted with Makar Sankranti.Many people fly kites on this day and enjoy the festival.

11 January 2023

New stamp from India Post


Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas

Surakshit Jayen Prashikshit Jayen

Date of Issue : 9 January 2023

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Releases a commemorative postage stamp "Surakshit Jayen, Prashkshit Jayen ".

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on January 9, 2023. The Prime Minister released a commemorative postal stamp ‘Surakshit Jaayen, Prashikshit Jaayen’ and also inaugurated the first-ever digital PBD Exhibition on the theme ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav - Contribution of Diaspora in Indian Freedom Struggle’.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is the flagship event of the Government of India that provides an important platform to engage and connect with overseas Indians and enable the diaspora to interact with each other. 

Recent Indian Issues

3 November 2022 : Assam Medical College – Rs 5

25 November 2022 : 175 years of IIT Roorkee – Rs 5

12 December 2022 : Pa Togan Sangama - Rs 5

13 December 2022 : Sardar School, Jodhpur – Rs 5

13 December 2022 : Shri Aurbindo 150th Birth Anniversary- Rs150

31 December 2022 : Visamanbapu – Rs 5

9 Januaru 2023 : Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas – Rs 5

10 January 2023

My rercent covers


Cover from Finland

with 22.2.2022 date 

Received this beautiful greeting card and special wildlife coin from Kristina. 

Thank you so much, Kristina. I never miss your Greetings. Lots of  Love and thanks to you from Rainbow Stamp Club.

Covers from Prayag Philatelic Society

Special cancellation: Police Training College, Sub P.O. Moradabad

Special Cover : Dr. BR Ambedkar Police Academy, Moradabad

Thanks to  Prayag Philatelic Society for warm Greetings and covers.

01 January 2023

Club News

Rainbow Stamp News January 2023

Dear Reader,

Just published the January 2023 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available at the following link :

With this issue, Rainbow celebrates its 16th Birthday...

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