31 August 2023

Festivals of India - Raksha Bandhan


Greetings on Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is one of the most popular festivals of the Hindu community and is observed as the day to honour the relationship between a brother and sister.  ‘Raksha Bandhan‘ means ‘the bond of protection, obligation or care’. It holds immense importance as it symbolizes the deep-rooted affection, love, and protection that siblings have for each other. This festival not only strengthens the bond between siblings but also fosters a sense of unity, love, and respect within the family. It serves as a reminder of the values of loyalty, trust, and support that are essential in any relationship.

According to the Hindu calendar, Raksha Bandhan falls on the last day of the lunar calendar month of Shravan. this year it is being celebrated today all over India and in  other parts of the world by Hindu Community.

28 August 2023

Guru Vandana Greeting Post

Guru Vandana Greeting Post by Karnataka Postal Circle


- Praveen Shastry, Bangalore

27 August 2023

Club News


PEACE 2023

District Level Philatelic Exhibition 2023

Cuddalore Division, Cuddalore

- Praveen Shastry, Bangalore


Precursor Event
Picture Postcard Design Competition
Nature: Save the Planet

5 picture cards based on children's drawings issued by Rajasthan Postal Circle

- Rajesh Paharia, Jaipur

24 August 2023

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Sikkim Philatelist Roshan Prasad wins the Literature Silver Bronze Medal at the TAIPEI 2023 Stamp Exhibition

Singtam, 17.08.23: Roshan Prasad, an eminent philatelist from Singtam, Sikkim, has added another feather to his International Philatelic Medal accolades by winning the prestigious Silver Bronze Medal at the 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition held at the Taipei World Trade Center (August 11 to 15, 2023) for his philatelic book, titled "The Stamp Collector's Dictionary,"

Mr. Prasad's achievement is a testament to his unwavering commitment to philately and his dedication to preserving and promoting the rich history and culture encapsulated in postage stamps. His book encapsulates years of expertise and passion, reflecting his deep understanding of the philatelic world.

"I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive the Silver Bronze Medal for 'The Stamp Collector's Dictionary' at the TAIPEI 2023 Stamp Exhibition. This is my seventh International philatelic medal, Such recognition motivates me to continue my journey in philately; and contribute further to the thriving global community of stamp enthusiasts," said Roshan Prasad.

Mr. Prasad's success resonates not only within the philatelic community but also among the people of Singtam and the entire state of Sikkim. His accomplishment highlights the talent and dedication that individuals from smaller regions can bring to the world stage.

-Shital Srisyog Pradhan

Bengaluru Postcrossers

ON 13th August 2023 Bengaluru postcrossers gathered again for a memorable meet up , happened for the first time it was an INDO-CHINA joint (Beijing & Bengaluru) postcrossing meet-up celebrating our culture together, for example, a lunar year celebration and Diwali. We signed more than 600 cards inside a beautiful space of a book store at church street called Bookworm with three beautiful designs curated by a Chinese postcrosser. We also had a video call with all of them in Beijing China discussing handicrafts, culture, UNESCO sites, and of course cards.  Postcrossers from Wayanad and Kanchipuram also joined us for this event.

-Praveen Shastry, Bengaluru


On 14th August the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day was held at Bhubaneswar GPO, organized by the Department of Posts along with a small exhibition on the topic. The Senior Post Master, Bhubaneswar GPO Mr. Manoj Kumar Patnaik, Public Relations Inspector Mr. Sunil Kumar Rath, etc. including myself delivered talks on the subject. Philatelists of EIPA and Postal staff attended the function held at the Philatelic Bureau, Bhubaneswar.

- Ajit Kumar Dash , Bhubaneshwar

23 August 2023

Special Cover : Chandrayan - 3


Chandrayan 3 - 23 August 2023: Bengaluru

A special cover was released on Chandrayaan 3 by Karnataka Postal Circle on 23 August 2023.

 Special cancellation on Chandrayaan 3 successful landing.
23 August 2023 : Mumbai

Chandrayaan-3 is the third Moon mission by India’s space agency Indian Space Research Orgnization. It consists of a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan.Chandrayaan-3 was launched on 14 July 2023. The lander and rover landed near the lunar south pole region on 23 August 2023 at 18:02 IST, making India the first nation to successfully land a spacecraft near the lunar south pole, and the fourth country to soft-land on the Moon.

Image Courtesy : Pan India Postal Pictorial Place Cancellations , Markand Dave

14 August 2023

Indian Winners at Taipei 2023

TAIPEI 2023 

39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition 

11-15 August 2023


TAIPEI 2023 - 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is organized by Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd., Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation and Taiwan External Trade Development Council .


TAIPEI 2023 is being held at Taipei World Trade Centre, Exhibition Hall 1(Area A). 

Heartiest congratulations to all winners!

1.Umesh Kakkeri (LV) 2. Piyush Khaitan (V) 3. Capt. Vijay Wadhwa (B+S+S) 4. M. Lokeswara Rao (S) 5. Jagruthi Adka (V)6. Kaveri Soorya Swamy (V)

Award List of Indian Winners

- Umesh Kakkeri

Indian Winners can send their pic for publication. 

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