26 March 2023

Postcrossing meet


 Postcrossing meet-up at Bangalore

There was a Postcrossing meet at Bangalore. The Postcrossing meet-up was organized on the occasion of Martyr's Day.

History and Significance

On March 23, 1931, a trio of Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar lost their lives during the struggle for India's independence and that day in history is celebrated as Martyrs' Day.

Celebrate Nature - Meetup

Postcrossing Society of India under the aegis of India Post organized a Postcrossing Meetup on Celebrate Nature to celebrate World Sparrow Day, World Water Day & World Forestry Day at the Meghdoot Auditorium, Bengaluru GPO yesterday 25.03.23. The Chief Guest for the event was The Chief Postmaster General of Karnataka Postal Circle. A Postcrossing Meetup Postcard and a Special Pictorial Cancellation were released on the occasion.

Ms. Priya Venkatesh a traveler and Naturalist gave a very interesting talk on Natural History. Mr. Prasad Natarajan,  Eminent Artist gave a Live Art Demo. It was a very well-organized and interesting event by the Postcrossing Society of India (PSO)

- Praveen Shastry, Bangalore

22 March 2023

World Water Day


22 March : World Water Day

Save Water - Save Eatrth

Ugadi Greetings ( Ugadi - Beginning of New Year according to Hindu Calendar)

Karnataka Postal Circle issued a special cancellation on  ' World Water Day'  which is observed on 22 March. This cancellation also includes " Ugadi Greetings' . The New Year ( UGADI) according to Hindu Calendar begins today....

Image courtesy:  Praveen Shastry- Bangalore, Pan India Postal Pictorial Place Cancellations

My Covers

55th Raising Day of PoliceTraining College. Moradabad

Thanks to Prayag Philatelic Society

21 March 2023

International Day of Forests


21 March - International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests is observed on March 21st annually to spread awareness about the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2023 is "Forests and health.” A special cancellation was issued by Karnataka Postal Circle on World Forestry Day.

Image Courtesy : Praveen Shatry, Bangalore, Pan India Postal Pictorial Place Cancellations

20 March 2023

New Special Cover


Basantotsav, Raj Bhawan Dehradun 3,4,5, March 2023

Timroo - Toothache Tree : Zanthozylum armatum

This special cover was issued by Uttrakhand Postal Circle on the occasion of Basantotsav at Raj Bhawan, Dehradun (3,4,5 March 2023) The cover bears 3 dates in the cancellation. Usually, only the date of the issue of the special cover is mentioned in the cancellation.

06 March 2023

Club News


Rainbow Stamp News March 2023

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to release March 2023 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available on the following link :

04 March 2023

New Special Covers from Karnataka


Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum (Belagavi) : 23 December 20222

 KTK-71-2022 - Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum (Belagavi)

Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum is one amongst the five Military Schools in India. It was established in 1945 at Belgaum cantonment as KGRIMC after the Second World War. In 1952, these schools became the founder members of the Indian Public School's Conference (IPSC). The school was renamed as King George School and in 1963 the School was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and the students switched over to the Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Board. The school was renamed as 'Belgaum Military School' on 1- January 1966. In January 1998 the prefix 'Belgaum' was dropped and the school was re-designated as 'Military School, Belgaum' and finally in June 2007 as Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum. "The aim of Military Schools is to impart quality education and prepare cadets to join the Defence Services". The cadets who have passed out have risen to the ranks of Generals, Air Marshals, Admirals, and Senior Government Officers.

Karnataka State Marketing Communication & Advertising Ltd. (KSMCA) – Golden Jubilee : 4 January 2023

KTK-04-2023 - Karnataka State Marketing Communication & Advertising Ltd. (KSMCA) – Golden Jubilee.

Karnataka State Marketing Communication & Advertising Ltd. (KSMCA) was established in 1972 under the aegis of the Commerce & Industries Department and is the only Government Enterprise in the advertising sector. Today KSMCA provides comprehensive communication solutions including Advertising, Event Management, Outdoor, Radio & TV, Print Production Services and social media to all State Government Departments, Boards, Corporations, Federations, PSUs and a few Central Government Undertakings and PSUs.This Special Cover is being issued to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of KSMCA.

Celebrating 60 Years of Pharmacy Education: 5 January 2023

 KTK-02-2023 – Celebrating 60 Years of Pharmacy Education.

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal was established in the year 1963.lt Is the first college to offer a PG course, MPharm in the state In 1970 and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programme in 2008 in India. MCOPS has been ranked 9'" among Pharmacy Institutions in 2022 by NIAF, MHAD, Govt. of India. This special cover is being released to celebrate 60 years of MCOPS.

Gadag Zoo -Golden Jubilee : 5 January 2023

 KTK-67-2022 - Gadag Zoo  
Binkadakatti Zoo popularly known as Gadag Zoo was established in the year 1972 with the active support of the then Forest Minister, Late Shri K. H. Patil in an area of 40 acres. Gadag Zoo supports 38 species of mammals, reptiles & birds, which include the 3 Big cat species Tiger, Asiatic lion and Leopard. Increased awareness in nature and wildlife conservation amongst the public has made zoos popular educational centres. It is the second Zoo in Karnataka to celebrate its Golden Jubilee after Chamrajendra Zoological Gardens Mysuru.

Suresh. R, Bengaluru

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