Permanent Pictorial cancellation – Special Cover – Head Post Office , Chittorgarh – Rajasthan – By India Post

Permanent Pictorial cancellation – Special Cover – Head Post Office , Chittorgarh – Rajasthan – By India Post

Chittorgarh  is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh. Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia. Other attractions are Kalika Mata temple, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Ratan Singh Palace, Vijay Stambh etc. Vijay Stambh, is a huge nine storey tower which was built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. The tower is 122 ft high and stands on a 10 ft high base. There are sculptures and carvings on the exterior walls of the tower.

Cancellation:- Vijay Stambh

Date Of Introduction:-15.12.1980.

Contributed By:- Mr Sushil Mehra, Bangalore

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Permanent Pictorial Cancellation Chittorgarh

Special Cover – Sainik School, Chittorgarh – By India Post

Special Cover – Sainik School, Chittorgarh – By India Pos

A special cover  was released in the month of June, 2011 at Chittorgarh(Rajasthan) on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Sainik School Chittorgarh.Sainik School is a ‘Ministry of Defence’ sponsored residential boy’s school. This school is one of the five Sainik Schools first founded in the country. The school was founded on 7th August 1961. It was mainly Shri Mohanlal Sukhadia’s (former Chief Minister of Rajasthan) effort to bring one of the most prestigious school in India to Chittorgarh. The founder principal of this school was Brigadier Sankata Menon. He headed the institution from 24th June, 1961 to 26th Aug., 1967.

The Sainik Schools prepare the boys academically and physically for entry into the National Defence Academy and other positions in Indian Military. Leadership qualities are cultivated through well run house and pre-factorial systems. Students are exposed to the wholesome influence and ethos of discipline and duty so that they are brought up as sincere, dignified & well-balanced personalities as per the school motto ‘Dignity and Valour’. The school aims at developing qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young boys to become useful citizens. Students who fail to make it to NDA are prepared for other walks of life. The school also stresses on removal of regional imbalance in the officer cadre of the defense services.

Issued By :-India Post

Contributed by:-Abhay Chaudhary, Chittorgarh

Date of Issue:-07.06.2011.