The postmark will be released on 2nd June 2016 . The postmark is featuring a Chamois(Rupicapra rupicapra), a Marmot(Marmota marmota) and two alpine flowers.
Sisters’ Islands were named after two sisters who loved each other dearly, and drowned themselves in the sea when sea gypsies threatened to separate them. The islands appeared where the sisters had died, according to folklore. Continue reading
The Governor said Swami Sivanand, the founder of the Divine Life Society, and Swami Chidanand, who was his disciple, took over as the chairman of the society after Swami Sivanand’s death in 1963. “Swami Sivanand spread the message of yoga and vedanta all over the world. In 1987, on the birth anniversary of Swami Sivanand, a postage stamp was released and jhoola on the Ganga was named Sivanand Jhoola though it is commonly called Ram Jhoola,” he said. The Governor spoke about the life of Swami Chidanand who served as the chairman of the society for 45 years and accompanied (in 1950) Swami Sivananda in his all India tour and proclaimed the glory of sublime culture of India and Vedic Sanatana Dharma through his soul-stirring lectures. Continue reading
Malta Post and Russian Post will mark their respective countries’ long-standing relations by the release of a philatelic joint stamp issue.The common theme chosen for this stamp issue relates to two paintings by Russian artist Nicholas Krassnoff and portrays the view of the Birgu waterfront for the Malta stamp and the Dulber Palace in Crimea for the Russian stamp. Born in 1869, Nicholas Krasnoff was a painter, an architect and an author of many Yalta cultural objects. In 1920-1922, he lived in Malta where he took up watercolour painting and graphic art. Continue reading
Canada Post has released a stamp on 8th March 2016 to celebrate many remarkable women .The stamp nondenominated (85¢) domestic letter-rate “P” permanent booklet stamp mark the 100th anniversary of milestones in the achievement of political equality for Canadian women .The new stamp was issued in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, with its simple message “VOTE” in black and gold, using the ages-old Venus/Aphrodite symbol for womanhood to form the “O” and “T.” It’s a striking and a clever design, but for me, it lacks a human touch.
The river transport featured are the longboats (perahu panjang), express boats (bot ekspres) and the ‘tambang’ boats (bot tambang).River transport in Sarawak was an important part of the lives of the people there to move from place to place.
‘My Stamp’ sheetlet, consisting of 12 My Stamps, has been priced at Rs 300. The Sheetlet of 12 ‘My Stamps’ depicts the flow of remittances and the bold Western Union logo alongside the 15 year Western Union and India Post collaboration logo.Achla Bhatnagar, Chief Post Master General, Chandigarh, Punjab Circle, announced this milestone in the presence of other India Post dignitaries as well as Kiran Shetty, Managing Director and Regional Vice-President, Western Union India and South Asia. Continue reading
As a novel way to reiterate the need to vote in the Assembly election on May 16, a special postal stamp under ‘My Stamp’ category was released by Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao at E.M. Gopalakrishna Kone Yadava Women’s College, located in Madurai East Assembly constituency.The Rs. 5 denomination stamp, which features the awareness poster carrying the message ‘Be 100 % ready,’ was released in the presence of central observer for voter awareness programmes N. Sharon D’ Souza. (Source-The Hindu)