India Post Released Two Commemorative Stamps Today

G B Pant Hospital Delhi

\"gThe Foundation stone of Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital was laid in October 1961 and was commissioned by the then Prime Minister late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 30th April 1964. From a very humble beginning with 229 beds, it has expended to currently over 600 beds. Today it is a internationally recognized tertiary care institution for Heart, Brain and Gastrointestinal and Psychiatic disorders. It offers super specialty treatment to about 3 lac patients in the OPD and almost 15,000 patients in General and Private wards every year.It is one of the reputed centre for post-doctoral teaching and training and is recognized for many path breaking research. The Institution has a unique recognition by both Medical Council of India and University Grants Commission as an independent post graduate College affiliated to Delhi University.\"fdc

Chattampi Swamikal 

Sree Vidyadhiraja Parama Bhattaraka Chattampi Swamikal (1853-1924) was a Hindu sage\"swamikal and social reformer. His thoughts and work influenced the launching of many social, religious, literary and political organizations and movements in Kerala and for the first time gave voice to those who were marginalized. Chattampi Swamikal denounced the orthodox   interpretation oftexts  texts citing sources from the Vedas. Swamikal along with his contemporary, Narayana Guru strived to reform the heavily  ritualistic and caste-ridden Hindu society of the late 19th century Kerala. Swamikal also worked for the emancipation of women and encouraged them to come to the forefront of society. Swamikal promoted vegetarianism and professed non-violence .Swamikal believed that the different religions are different paths leading to the same place. He strongly opposed the conversion activities of the Christian missionaries but was not against Christianity.  Chattampi Swamikal throughout his intellectually and spiritually enriched life maintained a large number of friends from different regions of Kerala. He authored several books on spirituality, history, and language staying with these friends.

Venue cancelled Cover of Chattambi Swamikal

\"fdcBy Sreejesh Krishnan

Honourable Governor of Kerala State Smt Sheela Dixit released a Commemorative stamp on Chattambi Swamikal at Paramana Ashram, Chavara just 18 km from Kollam District, Kerala State and handed over to ShriT.K.A Nair, Secretary of Prime Minister

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4 Responses to India Post Released Two Commemorative Stamps Today

  1. l wold seriously like to read reader reactions on Chattampi Swamikal stamp (not to be seen on the blog). Can’t fathom a country of so many religious faiths issuing a postage stamp to HONOR this relatively unheard of SWAMI of all the famous personalities we all know from the past. I can imagine a dash made at the IPSs and bureos and wait to see a picture of it -NOT THE STAMP!

  2. sreejesh says:

    Releasing function of Chattambi Swamikal stamp is at 5 pm. But since morning 10 am onwards stamps available at Bangalore bureaus etc.,

  3. Dinu says:

    Kulkarni saab – why such awkward questions

    Elsewhere exception proves the rule
    In IPS exception is the rule

    YSR Reddy, Syed Mohammed Thangal (sorry cannot check the exact spelling) , K M Mathew, Sachin Tendulkar…..
    I have nothing against these great personalities personally – only the exception inflicts pain on me.
    In USA they say “buck stops here” here in IPS “buck (read money/ contact/ personal favourites of people in helm etc. etc.) speaks here”.

    By the way I was in Sansad Marg HPO yesterday and reaction was lukewarm; At around 1430 hrs IST I could not see the ever present dealer circle jostling for stamps.

  4. Dinu says:

    Sreejeshji,
    Strange that you noticed it this time ;-)
    It is always available OTC after release at place of release. Elsewhere it will be available from morning
    + / – side
    – Those who want to use it on the day of issue commercially normally gives up hope as standing in q for speed post at the fag end of the day is ..
    + sheets can be scrutinised in evening at leisure by few well informed one and then…
    – if for certain reason functional release is not done some “Philateslist’ in other location will have collection of not issued one (Like Ramanujan’s issue) – Many will be benefited and respective bureau can always say that information did not arrive in time. Even in day of mobile and internet it always takes time to plan the schedule of function and release of stamp Pan India at same moment. Actually each Bureau is a kingdom or babudom of a babu.

    Just for information – yesterday upon my request one friend of mine has speed posted 2 envelopes by Lunch hours from a city approx 300 km away from me.
    everytime I am not that lucky.

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