23 June 2017

New stamp from India - Completion of 50 years of Passport Act.


50th year of The Passports Act 1967



External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj alongside Manoj Sinha General Vijay Kumar Singh releases a commemorative postage stamp on the “50th year of The Passports Act 1967” (Credits: Manoj Sinha via Twitter)


A commemorative postage stamp was issued today,23rd June 2017 by India Post on completion of 50 years of ThePassports Act 1967. 

The Minister said that in order to extend passport services to our citizens on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilize the Head Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP were inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at Mysuru in Karnataka and at Dahod in Gujarat. Shri Sinha said, applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities similar to those at the PSK necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

New Special Covers



World Milk Day - 1 June 2017



A Special Cover was released in  Karnataka on World Milk Day on 1st June 2017 .

Shivamogga, Davanagere & Chitradurga District Co-Operative Milk Union Ltd. is one of the leading milk unions among the 14 district milk unions of Karnataka, is an ISO 22000-2005 Certified Organisation, registered on 25-11-1987. The union is committed to provide maximum possible price for the milk producers and is also committed to provide quality milk and milk products to consumers.

COVER ILLUSTRATION: World Milk Day is a day identified by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. World Milk Day provides the perfect opportunity to spread the word and celebrate all aspects of milk and dairy products in many countries around the globe. This special cover is released to mark World Milk Day 2017.


World Environment Day - 5 June 2017
Special Covers from different places











- Suresh R. - Bangalore

New Stamps from India

Survey of India


 Date of Issue : 22 June 2017


India Post issued  a commemorative stamp on Survey of India as part of the year-long celebrations to mark  250th year of Survey of India. The stamp release ceremony  was held in New Delhi .








Stamp on Jhala Manna


Date of Issue : 18 June 2017


A Commemorative Stamp was released in honour of Jhala Manna on 18th June 2017.Jhala Manna is an outstanding dazzling example of extraordinary valour, bravery and sacrifice who shrouded with the glory of struggle for freedom. In the battle of Haldi Ghati in 1576, Jhala Maana decorated himself with the Crown and the royal emblem from Pratap and started fighting valiantly. Jhala Maan has set a unique example of loyalty, bravery and courage by sacrificing his life to save the life of Pratap.

20 June 2017

21 June - International Day of Yoga



21 June - International Day of Yoga


Date of Issue : 21 June 2017

On 21 June 2017, UNPA will issue a new special event sheet to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.
The United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word “yoga” derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.


15 June 2017

New Special Cover



World Environment Day






A special Cover on World Environment Day  was issued by Uttrakhand Postal Circle on 5th June 2017.

13 June 2017

Sauna traditions : Aland - Finland Joint Issue





Date of Issue : 16 May 2017

A joint issue with Posti Finland, the first stamp shows a smoke sauna located at Ängösund in Lumparland. One of a series of stamps featuring Sauna traditions, the others being Sauna - Finland and a miniature sheet.



The second stamp features a typical set of sauna accessories in a sauna located in Parikkala, southern Karelia. One of a series of stamps featuring Sauna traditions, the others being Smoke sauna - Åland and a miniature sheet.




 Finnish sauna 

The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over three million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household.[1]For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity. Before of the rise of public health care and nursery facilities, almost all Finnish mothers gave birth in saunas.


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