By Sreejesh Krishnan
India Post Western Region of Tamil Nadu Postal Circle, Coimbatore Division will Organize a three day philatelic Exhibition from 24th Nov, 2011 to 26th Nov’ 2011 – KOVAIPEX 2011 at Agricultural University Hall, Coimbatore.
Coimbatore also known as Kovai is the second largest city of Tamilnadu. It is a major commercial centre in Tamil Nadu and is known as the \”Manchester of South India\”. Coimbatore is believed to have been named after a 12th century Irula chieftain called Koyan. In the 17th century, the city became a part of the Kingdom of Maysore and remained so until its conquest by the British East India Company in 1799. The history of modern Coimbatore, however, dates from the 1930s, when the city grew rapidly capitalizing on a textile boom. Since then, the city has witnessed steady growth fueled by its favourable soil, climate and political and economic conditions. Coimbatore is an important textile hub of Tamil Nadu and is known for its textile industries.
Kovai conducted various Philatelic exhibitions in earlier years and beautiful Special covers with various messages like “EDUCATION – TECHNOLOGY – SAVE WELANDS – SAVE DRINKING WATER – STRENGTHENING RURAL ECONOMY – COIMBATORE ON THE PATH OF PROGRESS – TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY – CHILDREN – HANDICAPPED’ also released. During Kovai 2006 a Mahatma Gandhi cover with limited number of 500 also released.Some special covers from earlier KOVAIPEX.