First Day Cover Rabindranath Tagore – By India Post

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta into a wealthy and prominent family. His father was Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, a religious reformer and scholar. His mother, Sarada Devi, died when Tagore was very young – he realized that she will never come back was when her body was carried through a gate to a place where it was burned.

Greatest writer in modern Indian literature, Bengali poet, novelist, educator, and an early advocate of Independence for India. Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Two years later he was awarded the knighthood, but he surrendered it in 1919 as a protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, where British troops killed some 400 Indian demonstrators. Tagore’s influence over Gandhi and the founders of modern India was enormous, but his reputation in the West as a mystic has perhaps mislead his Western readers to ignore his role as a reformer and critic of colonialism.

Date Of Issue:- 07.05.2011.

The Indian National anthem originally composed in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first Sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song consists of five stanzas. Playing time of full version of the National Anthem is approximately 52 seconds. The lyrics were rendered into English by Rabindranath Tagore himself.

जन गण मन अधिनायक जय हे
भारत भाग्यविधाता
पंजाब सिन्धु गुजरात मराठा
द्राविड़ उत्कल बंगा
विन्ध्य हिमाचल यमुना गंगा
उच्छल जलधि तरंगा
तव शुभ नामे जागे
तव शुभ आशीष मांगे
गाहे तव जयगाथा

जन गण मंगलदायक जय हे
भारत भाग्यविधाता
जय हे, जय हे, जय हे
जय जय जय जय हे!

The National Anthem – Full Version

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Tava shubha name jage,
Tava shubha asisa mage,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

“English Translation”

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
dispenser of India’s destiny.
The name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha,
of the Dravid and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of the Yamuna and Ganga
and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The salvation of all people is in thy hand,
thou dispenser of India’s destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.”

Celebration of Tagore’s 150 birth anniversary begins in Dhaka.

A joint celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore began in Dhaka on Friday. It comprises elaborate programmes on the great poet, who represents much of common heritage and philosophy of India and Bangladesh. Ms. Hasina also released four commemorative stamps marking the occasion.

Exhibitions of Tagore’s paintings, seminars, workshops, commemorative publications and joint productions and performances of dances and dramas, based on the stories written by Tagore, Rabindra Sangeet and a film will be organised as part of the programmes.

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Sri Lanka to issue stamp in honour of Rabindranath Tagore on Saturday, priced at LKR 5, the stamp will be issued to commemorate the poet’s 150th birth anniversary. The postage stamp will have Tagore’s portrait and his name spelt in Sinhala, Tamil and English.

Several countries including Venezuela, Argentina and Vietnam have issued stamps in Tagore’s honour through the years.

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Indian Stamps – Year 1978 – By India Post

Birth Centenary of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (First India Post independence Governor General) (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 10.12.1978.

75th Anniv. of Powered Flight (1r)

Date Of Issue:- 23.12.1978.

Centenary of Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 24.12.1978.

150th Death Anniv. of Franz Peter Schubert(Composer) (1r)

Date Of Issue:- 25.12.1978.

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Indian Stamps – Year 1978 – By India Post

Birth Centenary of Vallathol Narayana Menon (Poet) (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 15.10.1978.

National Children’s Day (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 14.11.1978.

National Small Industries Fair, New Delhi (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 17.11.1978.

175th Anniv. of Skinner’s Horse (Cavalry Regiment) (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 25.11.1978.

Birth Centenary of Mohammad Ali Jauhar (Champion of Communal Harmony) (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 10.12.1978.

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Special cover -Air Transport Nationalisation

A cover with cancellation released on 01 Aug 1953 on Air Transport Nationalisation ( Indian Airlines and Air India ) .

First Day Covers issued by Nicaragua on the World’s 12 most famous stamps.

Nicaragua issued 12 stamps on these.

The most famous stamps are:

Source :From the collection of Sahil,Tamilnadu

Workshop on Philately – No.2  of  2011-2012

West Delhi Philatelic Club  & India Post jointly  conducted another workshop on Philately to promote this hobby  among the Youth and school Children of Delhi/NCR  as part of their agenda. The workshop on philately was organized on 04.05.2011 in Jain Bharati Mrigavati Vidyalaya, Vijay Vallabh Smarak Jain Mandir Complex, 20th Km, G.T.Karnal Road. The Workshop was conducted by Mr Vinod Sabharwal , Mr A.S.Banga , Mr T.K Mookerjea & Mr Sanjay Rathi of West Delhi Philatelic Club and Assistant Supt. Philately Mr Subodh Sharma of India Post and Northern region staff.
The total 225 plus students attended the Workshop  and Free Stamps and gifts were distributed by A.S.Banga & T.K.Mokeerjea and Sanjay Rathi. Audio visual aids were used to develop interest of Children in this Hobby . A PPT presentation was given by Mr V.K.Sabharwal and a Movie on philately was shown by Mr Sabharwal. Mr Banga gave demonstration on how to remove stamps from a piece of paper and it storage. Mr T.K.Mookerjea organised quiz competition  & an interactive questions and answers session was also organised. Mr Subodh Sharma , ASP India Post discussed PDA account and how to get stamp from India Post and distributed First Day Cover, Information Sheet and envelope and name slips free of cost to each children. It was a excellent  joint venture. India Post stall was also put and Mr AAkash from philately department sansad marg was also present. Principal of the school has appreciated this effort and assured us that school will be in touch with WDPC and India Post.
We intend taking on such ventures in future also . This event was a exclusive  effort of Two Organisations. We thank  INDIA POST for  a helping hand to promote this hobby among the School Children in the Country.  No charges taken  from School & Students & India Post by West Delhi Club members.
West Delhi Philatelic Club Member Vinod Sabharwal addressing Children before PPT Presentation

Students attending PPT Presentation

Students enjoying philately movie

Students and India Post ASP, Philately In charge, Sansad Marg PO, India Post Staff watching Philately Film

West Delhi Philatelic Club Member Mr A.S.Banga & Mr T.K.Mookerjea & Mr Sanjay Rathi taking session

ASP, India Post & Staff distributing free philatelic item to Participating Students

Philatelic Counter at Workshop in School, Mr Akaash from Philately Dept, Sansad Marg selling stamps to Students

School  Principal Ms. Anupma Bhardwaj at Philatelic Counter  in School interacting with  Mr Akaash from Philately Dept, Sansad Marg  & Students

Indian Stamps – Year 1978 – By India Post

Bhagawadgeeta  (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 25.08.1978.

Centenary of Bethune College (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 04.09.1978.

E. V. Ramasami (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 17.09.1978.

Uday Shankar Chowdhury (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 26.09.1978.

150th Birth Anniv. of Leo Tolstoy (1r)

Date Of Issue:- 02.10.1978.

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Special Cover – 25 Year of Papal visit to Thrissur  and Blessing of the Papal Rostrum at Thrissur- By India Post

Cover design depicts the portrait of Pope John Paul II with Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours Shrine built in 1940 in the Indo-gothic style and cancellation design depicts Papal Rostrum n the Bible Tower square at Thrissur.

The Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, Thrissur, Kerala is a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Centre.  Its 260 foot tall Bible Tower is believed to be the highest Church Tower in India.  The Papal Rostrum in the Bible Tower square is a memorial marks the Silver Jubilee of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Thrissur on 7th Febrauary 1986.

Date Of Issue:- 01.05.2011.

Contributed By:- Sreejesh Krishnan

Indian Stamps – Year 1978 – By India Post

Syama Prasad Mookerjee  (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 06.07.1978.

Museums of India, Set of 4 (25p + 50p + 1r + 2r)

Date Of Issue:- 27.07.1978.

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Indian Stamps – Year 1978 – By India Post

Fifth International Wheat Genetics Symposium, New Delhi  (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 23.02.1978.

Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 16.03.1978.

Surjya Sen (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 22.03.1978.

Modern Indian Paintings, Set of 4 (25p + 50p + 1r + 2r)

Date Of Issue:- 23.03.1978.

400th Birth Anniv. of Peter Paul Rubens (Artist) (2r)

Date Of Issue:- 04.04.1978.

Charles Spencer Chaplin (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 16.04.1978.

Deendayal Upadhyaya (25p)

Date Of Issue:- 05.05.1978.

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