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.
32 Teams have been divided into Eight groups of Four Teams each for the first Round competitions.
Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.
Stamps on Football –France – FIFA World Cup 2010
France issued a Double sided Stamp on 12 Jun 2010 on FIFA World Cup 2010 played in South Africa.
World Heart Day – 29 Sep 2013- Booklet on British Heart Foundation
Today is World Heart Day.It was first started in 2000.It was created to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year and the numbers are rising.
A Special cover issued on 19 May 1987 and shows the famous Chauri Chaura at Gorakhpur associated with Gandhiji and India’s Freedom Struggle.
Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh is associated with the freedom movement of the country. It is around 25 km south-east of Gorakhpur. Fed up with the repressive policies of the British, the villagers burned down a police station on 4th Feb 1922. This was in retaliation to the police firing on a procession of satyagrahis in Chauri Chaura. In this incident around 22 policemen were killed and Gandhi ji immediately called off the non-cooperation movement.