Special Cover – Golden Jubilee Year, Lions Club Of Mercara – By India Post

Special Cover – Golden Jubilee Year, Lions Club Of Mercara – By India Post

Lions Clubs International (LCI) is a secular, non-political service organization founded by Melvin Jones in 1917 at Chicago, Illinois, USA . It has over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.35 million members in over 200 countries around the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States, the organization aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale.

Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, “What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?” Jones’ personal code was, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else,” reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.

The Lions motto is “We Serve.” Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and many other programs.

Much of the focus of Lions Clubs International work as a service club organization is to raise money for worthy causes. All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members. Some of the money raised for a club’s charity account goes toward projects that benefit the local community of an individual club.

Lions Club of Mercara has a history of 50 golden years. It was installed in 1965 as the first Lions Club to step Into the Coorg revenue district. It has spread Lionisum by sponsoring 10 Lions Club in Kodagu District. It is actively involved in various community services projects like Eradication of Blindness, Diabetes and other significant social causes. Lions Mercara is a well run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission and a long and proud history.

The Special Cover depicts the Lions Mercara Club building situated on Madikeri Mysore Road., the Lions logo, the Lions Lion head Logoand the centenary years. The special pictorial cancellation depicts the Lions head logo with the Lions Club of Mercara and the Golden Jubilee Years.

The stamp is of Project Rukmani.

From the Personal Collection of Viswas Menon.

Report by Viswas Menon, Madikeri

Date Of Issue:- 07.03.2015.

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Lions Club Mercara Golden Jubilee 07032015 Madikeri

Special Cover – 9th National Business Plan Competition – By India Post

Special Cover – 9th National Business Plan Competition –  By India Post

The National Business Plan Competition,  is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students.  It challenges VEI students from across the country to demonstrate their global business expertise through written business plans and oral presentations.

The competition showcases best practices, rewards excellence, and trains high school students to apply sophisticated knowledge and skills attributed to business professionals and college students.  Teams from across the country who won earlier state competitions will compete for prizes and scholarships in this event.

“Most people never get wealthy simply because they are not trained to recognize opportunities right in front of them”  Robert Kiyosaki.

Keeping g this in mind National Business Plan Competition, has been making effort the past 15 years to provide a platform for the Young Innovators who can turn their innovative ideas into a feasible business plan.

Even though most competitors don’t end up winning the prize money, they do gain one thing that all startups need: the chance to network and share their ideas with fellow entrepreneurs and mentors.

This program has helped create over 3000 entrepreneurs, created over 12000 jibs and has over 20 centers in India and is growing.

The Special Cover depicts a scene with a road leading in with green trees on both its sides and the logo “I Create” in the sky. In the background are mist photos of entrepreneurs, in activities.

The special pictorial cancellation depicts the graphic of an eye and the words Create in between a sliced alphabet ‘I”

Date Of Issue:- 31.01.2015.

Contributed By:- From the Personal Collection of  Mr.Viswas Menon.

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Special Cover 2015

SPECIAL COVER – Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum – By India Post

SPECIAL COVER – Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum – By India Post
Date of Issue:-24.01.2015.
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East, it was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, and was later renamed in honor of Bhau Daji.
Lord Elphinstone established the Central Museum of Natural History, Economy, Geology, Industry and Arts, the first museum in Bombay in 1855; George Buist took the major initiative for its inception. In 1857, it was closed to the public and its collection was shifted to the Town Hall. In 1858, George Birdwood was appointed curator of the museum. Soon, a committee was formed, comprising him, Bhau Daji Lad and Jagannath Shankerseth to raise money for construction of a new building for the museum. The foundation of the new building was laid in 1862. It was built with the patronage of many wealthy Indian businessmen and philanthropists like David Sassoon, Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth.
The construction of the present building in Jijamata Udyan in Byculla started in 1862 and was completed in 1871. The museum was opened on May 2, 1872. In 1975, this museum was renamed as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Between 2003 and 2007, this museum has undergone a major restoration under the supervision of the Mumbai chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and financed by the Jamnalal Bajaj Trust.
The Museum is managed by a public-private partnership, a first for a cultural institution in India. The partnership involves the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, the Jamanlal Bajaj Foundation and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta is the Honorary Director of the Museum and has a Board of Management and Trustees that include the Mayor and the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai.
Contributed By :- Mr Viswas Menon, Madikeri, Camp: Mumbai.
Spceial Cover 2015

Covers on Horses – Canada

Covers on Horses – Canada

Canada issued a set of Four stamps on Horses on 02 Jun 1999. The Four horses have been either legendary Racehorses or Show Jumpers or Rodeo Horses. All four stamps are 46c denomination.

Northern Dancer-Winner Kentucky Derby

Kingsway Skoal– Rodeo-World Champion Bucking Horse-Special Gold at Calgary Winter Olympics 1988.

Big Ben -Show Jumper -inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall Of Fame.

Armbro Flight– Enshrined Canadian Horse racing Hall of Fame-greatest money winning trotting mare in North American History till then.

Horses on Cover - Canada -ISG

Republic Day 2015 -Stamp Design Competition -India Post

Republic Day 2015 -Stamp Design Competition -India Post

A extract of Notification issued by India Post is listed below

Department of Posts is holding a “Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”. The theme
of the competition is Clean India. The prize winning designs will be considered for use on stamps and other philatelic material. The prize money will be as follows:-
 First prize 10.000/-
 Second prize 6,000/-
 Third prize 4.000/-

The last date is  15.10.2014 and entries to be sent to.
ADG (Philately)
Room No. 108(B), Dak Bhawan,
Parliament Street,
New Delhi- 110001

Other details available on India Post website.

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

Prize Money for 2014 World Cup – Total Budget Allocated US $ 576 Million

Each Participating Team-At Least US $8 Million

Rd 16 Losers -US $ 9 Million, Quarter Finalists- US $ 14 Million

World Champions -US $ 35 MillionRunners Up- US $25 Million

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football –Bulgaria – FIFA World Cup 2010

Bulgaria issued  a   stamp on  FIFA World Cup 2010 played in South Africa . The Stamp was issued on 10 Jun 2010 and showing Jules Rimet Trophy and Cup .

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

Prize Money for 2014 World Cup – Total Budget Allocated US $ 576 Million

Each Participating Team-At Least US $8 Million

Rd 16 Losers -US $ 9 Million, Quarter Finalists- US $ 14 Million

World Champions -US $ 35 MillionRunners Up- US $25 Million

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football –Azerbaijan – FIFA World Cup 2010

Azerbaijan  issued  a   sheet of 10 stamps on 18 May 2010  containing 5 stamps each showing Player and Zakhumi and Player and emblem  on  FIFA World Cup 2010 played in South Africa.

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

World Cup host cities:   Belo Horizonte,Brasilia, Cuiaba,Curitiba,Fortaleza Maceio,Manaus,Natal, Porto Alegre,Recife,Rio De Janeiro, Salvador & Sao Paulo

Prize Money for 2014 World Cup – Total Budget Allocated US $ 576 Million

Each Participating Team-At Least US $8 Million

Rd 16 Losers -US $ 9 Million, Quarter Finalists- US $ 14 Million

World Champions -US $ 35 Million, Runners Up- US $25 Million

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football –France – FIFA World Cup 2010

France  issued  a  Silver   stamp in  plastic on 10 Jun 2010  on  FIFA World Cup 2010 played in South Africa. It is 5 Euro Stamp.

WWII Poster art Stamp Issue from New Zealand – ANZAC 2014

Newzealand Stamps

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II and New Zealand Post is commemorating with this special stamp issue.

New Zealand was involved in all but three of the 2,179 days of World War II. It was a conflict that engulfed the globe, taking the lives of 50 million people, including nearly one in every 150 New Zealanders. World War II was New Zealand’s greatest ever national effort by land, by sea and by air, and it affected the lives of everyday New Zealanders in ways never seen before or since.

The 2014 Anzac stamps depict WWII poster art. Between 1939 and 1945 New Zealand produced hundreds of thousands of posters, window stickers and cards in support of its involvement in World War II. Displaying posters was seen as a way to contribute to the war effort and they helped to create a war-like atmosphere at home.

The six stamps reflect six of the groups that contributed to the war effort overseas and at home: the Air Training Corps, the Women’s Land Service, the Air Force, the Navy, the Army and the Maori Battalion. The purpose of these posters was to raise funds, recruit New Zealanders and give advice and information about the war.

70c – Duty Calls the Youth of New Zealand

This poster is an invitation to young New Zealanders to join the Air Training Corps, founded in 1941 to ensure there were enough future recruits to fill the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) ranks. Boys aged between 16 and a half and 18 years were eligible to join. The corps reached its peak strength of 9,244 in May 1944.

70c – Help Farm for Victory

Also known as the Women’s Land Army, the Women’s Land Service was established in 1940 to meet the shortage of male farming labour caused by conscription in New Zealand. By 1944, more than 2,000 women had joined, all of them employed on farms. This small “posterette” encouraged young women to “help farm for victory”.

$1.40 – The Air Force Needs Men!

The pilot in this invitation to join the RNZAF is a self-portrait of the artist, Claude Wade. The heroic theme of the poster tapped into values of patriotism and loyalty. Many New Zealanders answered the call of the RNZAF, with more than 40,000 men and women serving in the war.

$1.90 – Navy Week

New Zealand’s naval force, which from 1 October 1941 became the Royal New Zealand Navy, grew substantially during the course of the war. This poster is an emotionally charged call for New Zealanders to give money to the war effort through loans – “New Zealand expects that everyone this week will invest in the 3rd Liberty Loan”.

$2.40 – Army Week

New Zealanders lent their money to the government to be repaid after the war, known as “Liberty Loans”. Nearly half of New Zealand’s war spending was covered by internal borrowing, so New Zealand had no outstanding overseas debt after the war. Posters like this tried appealing to New Zealanders’ sense of patriotism and sacrifice.

$2.90 – Taringa Whakarongo!

The war effort included appeals made in Māori to ensure all citizens were informed and persuaded. Such posters were rare, as government messages were usually delivered orally on marae. This poster asks for funds for weapons for the war effort, with one line of the text translating to “without weapons we shall perish”.

New Zealand post marks the 75th anniversary of World War II

New Zealand Stamps

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II – a war in which nearly 200,000 men and 10,000 women served for New Zealand both overseas and at home.

New Zealand was involved in all but three of the 2,179 days of World War II. It was a conflict that engulfed the globe, taking the lives of 50 million people, including nearly one in every 150 New Zealanders. World War II was New Zealand’s greatest ever national effort by land, by sea and by air, and it affected the lives of everyday New Zealanders in ways never seen before or since.

The 2014 Anzac stamps depict WWII poster art. Between 1939 and 1945 New Zealand produced hundreds of thousands of posters, window stickers and cards in support of its involvement in World War II. Displaying posters was seen as a way to contribute to the war effort and they helped to create a war-like atmosphere at home.

The six stamps reflect six of the groups that contributed to the war effort overseas and at home: the Air Training Corps, the Women’s Land Service, the Air Force, the Navy, the Army and the Māori Battalion. The purpose of these posters was to raise funds, recruit New Zealanders and give advice and information about the war.

70c – Duty Calls the Youth of New Zealand

This poster is an invitation to young New Zealanders to join the Air Training Corps, founded in 1941 to ensure there were enough future recruits to fill the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) ranks. Boys aged between 16 and a half and 18 years were eligible to join. The corps reached its peak strength of 9,244 in May 1944.

70c – Help Farm for Victory

Also known as the Women’s Land Army, the Women’s Land Service was established in 1940 to meet the shortage of male farming labour caused by conscription in New Zealand. By 1944, more than 2,000 women had joined, all of them employed on farms. This small ‘posterette’ encouraged young women to ‘help farm for victory’.

$1.40 – The Air Force Needs Men!

The pilot in this invitation to join the RNZAF is a self-portrait of the artist, Claude Wade. The heroic theme of the poster tapped into values of patriotism and loyalty. Many New Zealanders answered the call of the RNZAF, with more than 40,000 men and women serving in the war.

$1.90 – Navy Week

New Zealand’s naval force, which from 1 October 1941 became the Royal New Zealand Navy, grew substantially during the course of the war. This poster is an emotionally charged call for New Zealanders to give money to the war effort through loans – ‘New Zealand expects that everyone this week will invest in the 3rd Liberty Loan’.

$2.40 – Army Week

New Zealanders lent their money to the government to be repaid after the war, known as ‘Liberty Loans’. Nearly half of New Zealand’s war spending was covered by internal borrowing, so New Zealand had no outstanding overseas debt after the war. Posters like this tried appealing to New Zealanders’ sense of patriotism and sacrifice.

$2.90 – Taringa Whakarongo!

The war effort included appeals made in Māori to ensure all citizens were informed and persuaded. Such posters were rare, as government messages were usually delivered orally on marae. This poster asks for funds for weapons for the war effort, with one line of the text translating to “without weapons we shall perish”.

Commemorate Anzac Day 2014 with a special first day cover

Remember the important role that New Zealand played in World War II with this unique collectable. All six stamps are displayed on the first day cover, which features a ‘Protect New Zealand’ poster. This type of poster was designed to raise funds for New Zealand’s war effort and appealed to New Zealanders’ sense of patriotism.

Source: New Zealand Post