INDIA POST Issued Souvenir Sheet on Indian Museum Kolkata

\"indian\"mPrime Minister Dr.ManMohan Singh today released a souvenir sheet contains  3 commemorative postage \"indianstamps( 20 Rs,20 Rs and 5 Rs)  on bicentenary of Indian Museum Kolkata.The Indian Museum is the largest museum in  India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata   (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich ,a Danish   botanist.

\"brochureIt has six sections comprising thirty five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely Art, Archeology,Anthropology,Geology,Zoology   and Economic Botany. This multipurpose Institution with multidisciplinary activities is being included as an Institute of national importance in the seventh schedule of the Constitution of India. It is one of oldest museums in the world. This is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture ,  Government of India. The present Director of the Indian Museum is Dr. B. Venugopal.  The Museum is preparing for its bicentennial in February 2014.

The Zoological and Anthropological sections of the museum gave rise to the Zoological Survey of India  in 1916, which in turn gave rise to the Anthropological Survey of India in 1945.

It currently occupies a resplendent mansion, and exhibits among others: an Egyptian   mummy, the Buddhist Stupa   from Bharhut  , the Buddha’s   ashes, the  Ashoka pillar, whose four-lion symbol became the official emblem of the Republic of India  , fossil skeletons of prehistoric   animals, an art collection, rare antiques, and a collection of meteorites.

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10 Responses to INDIA POST Issued Souvenir Sheet on Indian Museum Kolkata

  1. Dinu says:

    Till 4th February 2014 – this was not available in Sansad Marg HPO , Delhi for OTC sale.
    Reason given – material not received.
    Have tried on 3rd and 4th February – shall try today also.
    If only souvenir sheet or MS (I mean not individual stamp sheet) is issued PDAC supply will not have cancelled FDC .
    Philately day 2012 cancelled FDC was not supplied.
    Due to massive number of issue in 2013 last lot received from Delhi is upto end September 2013 without the Flower issue MS.
    FDC cancelled for this issue was also not received.

    Can my more knowledgeable friends enlighten me with trend from other bureaux & applicable and existing rules from past.

    • Vijay Kumar Jain says:

      Kolkata museum MS-Material still not received @SMHO.For confirmation file an RTI and check the stock register. You will know the truth.
      Heaving workload and understaffed philately section.Supply at other bureaus-complete till August without cinema.
      Rules are followed at SMHO for PDA supply.MS cancelled cover is sometimes a waste of money like in cinema fdc as the border of MS is black cancellation is invisible.

      • Dinu says:

        Dear Sir,
        Agree to point mentioned by you and in other article about less staff in bureau.
        During one meeting at Meghdoot Bhaban once I have verbally said the almost inhuman condition then existing staffs were working.
        I totally agree , and shall surely write to address provided by you about my view points and my own direct experience in post offices in other country.
        I do not blame the existing staffs there rather shall applaud their work . Upon arrival of new staffs working has improved a lot.
        My inputs were aimed else where.
        Staffing such an important bureau with so less manpower cannot free the authorities from their , I.e. Decision makers, responsibility towards us.
        Stamp gets released and does not reach common people on date – can we or rather should we consider the it is released ……….?

        Staffs cannot be blamed for inefficiency or negligence of persons with authority. I have used the word Babudom

  2. Dinu says:

    Not available till EOD today @ Sansad Marg HPO Bureau.
    What a shame it is?
    Sure the packets are going for sorting. To well connected and then will come back for OTC sale – else why is the delay.
    Cannot we Indians at helm plan a proper logistics when SMS coat approx 50 paisa and travels almost @ speed of light. Babudom ? Babudom?

  3. Dinu says:

    Not available today also in Delhi Sansad Marg.

  4. Santanu Panigrahi. says:

    I was in Bhubaneswar on 8th and the issue was not available in the G.P.O. with out any reason. Don’t know whether available today or not.

  5. Dinu says:

    It was not available till yesterday for OTC sale ar SMHO – Delhi.
    15 days after the issue !!!!!
    Great efficinecy.
    Whatever said and done the reaction is like shooting small arrows towards a Rhino – Nothing happens.

  6. gaurav says:

    Hi Dinu,

    It is not available in SMHO Delhi, I visited the SMHO Delhi after reading your comment today(20-Feb) but SMHO still not received this issue.So couldn’t get a single one.
    Please rectify me if misunderstood your last comment.


    No issue of proper sheets, sheetlets. This makes the item
    rather pricey.

    Makes good business sense for India Post while also
    making the process of selling & accounting for the
    remaining stock & sales made very very easy.

  8. dinu says:

    Dear Mr. Gaurav – you are right to understand my intention. Thanks
    Good news is that it is now available in limited quantity per person OTC. I got 5 pcs, which was my requirement, today. Maximum is 10 per person.

    Excellent MS. Hats off to Mr. Sankha Samanta and Ms. Alka Sharma for this beautiul creation.

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