Special Covers – MAHAPEX 2012 – By India Post
MAHAPEX 2012 – The Maharahtra and Goa Circle State Level Philatelic Exhibition was held at Pune from 13 to 16 Jan 2012. Two covers were released everyday during the Four days of Exhibition.
Cover no MH/07/12 – Ganjifa , handmade and hand Painted playing Cards
Cover no MH/08/12 – Bharat Ratna Maharshi Karve’s Zopadi
1.Special Cover – Ganjifa , handmade and hand Painted playing Cards – By India Post
Ganjifa is a term commonly used for hand-made and hand-painted traditional playing cards prevalent in India since medieval times. The art and games of these cards gained popularity in India during the 16 th century and especially under the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar.
Ganjifa cards are of historical importance besides holding aesthetic and artistic value. They serve a social purpose by bringing people together, providing entertainment and by popularising socio-cultural themes. The cards are also used as souvenirs.
2. Special Cover – Bharat Ratna Maharshi Karve’s Zopadi– By India Post
Maharshi Karve’s was a prominent social reformer of his time in India in the field of welfare of womankind. Maharshi Karve was one of the pioneers in India in breaking with extraordinary fortitude and perseverance the above harsh social mores against womankind. He promoted education of women and freedom for widows to remarry if they wished to do so. The Government of India recognized his reform work by awarding him Padma Vibhushan in 1955 and highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in 1958.
Date Of Issue:-16.01.2012.
Contributed by :-Mr Mahender Sharma, Guwahati
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