31 July 2023

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29 July - International Tiger Day


International Tiger Day

29th July is celebrated as ITDAY throughout the world since 2010. This year Eastern India Philatelists Association, Bhubaneswar in association with Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar displayed a 5 frame philatelic exhibition on the theme "Beyond the Stripes" to create awareness among General Public and school children. A meeting was organized inviting school children from Bhubaneswar where Sri Suresh Chandra Mishra, Retd DFO, Forest Department, Govt of Odisha, Chief Guest on the occasion addressed the gathering with his experience of Project Tiger inception in Odisha with two Tiger reserve Satkosia and Similipal. He also highlighted the story of KHAIRI a pet tiger with whom he was closely associated and spent lots of time and acquired knowledge about the big cat. 

Dr Bibhudatta Mishra and Mr Shantiswarup Rath, Philatelist, EIPA interacted with the school children about Indian Tiger Stamps, special covers, Miniature sheets etc. released from time to time by Department of Posts with the importance of philatelic materials interlinking the science and philately. The presentation highlighted the all-India Stamp designing competition on the occasion of 2009 and 2011 postage stamps that carry the images of the Tiger, drawn by school children. The meeting was attended by Philatelist Mr Anil Kumar Dhir, Mr C.R.Das, Mr Ajit Kumar Dash, Mr Ajit Kumar Raut, Dr P.K.Padhi, and interacted with the gathered students. 

An exhibition on TIGER by Mr Shanti Swarup Rath was the key attraction for the visitors organized by Regional Science Center. The center In-charge, Mr Kapil Jain, and the Education officer along with the staff of the center coordinated the program and expressed that the Center for the first time introduced philately which portrays wildlife science.

- Dr Bibhudutta Mishra, Bhubaneshwar

29 July 2023

International Tiger Day

29 July - International Tiger Day

A special cancellation was released at Bhubaneshwar today to mark International Tiger Day. International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. 

Source : EIPA, OPA, Prayag Philatelic Society WA Groups
Courtesy : Retd. Col. Akhil Kumar

23 July 2023

New Special Cover from Karnataka

National Flag Day : 22 July 2023 : Bengaluru

Karnataka Postal Circle released a Special Cover on 22 July to commemorate National Flag Day.

- Praveen Shastry, Bengaluru

04 July 2023

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Rainbow Stamp News July 2023

Dear Reader,

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


01 July 2023

National Doctor's Day


1 July - National Doctor's Day

National Doctor's Day is celebrated on July 1st every year in India to recognize the contributions of doctors and medical professionals towards society. It also aims to create awareness about the importance of doctors, their selfless service, and the valuable role they play in improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Image  Courtesy: Praveen Shastry - Banglore, Pan India Postal Pictorial Place Cancellations

This year's theme for National Doctor's Day is “Celebrating Resilience and Healing Hands". Through this year's theme, we wish to celebrate the medical professionals that worked hard through the difficult times faced due to the pandemic.

National Doctor's Day is celebrated as a tribute in honour of  Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a renowned physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. Dr. Roy was born on July 1, 1882, and he dedicated his life to the medical profession, making significant contributions to the field of healthcare and public health.

A  special cancellation has been issued today by Karnataka Postal Circle of  India Post to mark National Doctor's Day.

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