Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Philately Day Celebration and release of Special Covers on 1000th Year of crowning of the Chola Emperor of Rajendra Chola-1 and India's First stamp issued in 1952 at Chennai - 13th October 2014.

On the occasion of Philately Day a function was organised at Philately Hall of Anna Road HPO, Chennai. Shri T. Murthy, Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Postal Circle was the chief guest of the function. On the occasion Tamilnadu Postal Circle organized Philatelic Workshop and around 150 students from various school participated in the workshop. The workshop was conducted by Shri P Shreedharan and assisted by Shri Mahesh Parekh of South India Philatelists' Association (SIPA). All participants were presented a Starter Kit by the Department of Post. As a noble gesture the CPMG handed over personalized stamps to each of 30 Special Children at free of cost.

South India Philatelists' Association (SIPA) brought out two special covers on the occasion. One cover on 1000th year of crowning of the Chola Emperor of Rajendra Chola-1 and another cover on India’s First Stamps issued in 1852. The Special Covers were released by Shri T. Murthy, Chief Postmaster General and were handed over to Shri G. Balakrishnadas, President of SIPA and Shri Ronald Nelson, Secretary of SIPA respectively. (Special Cover approval nos. TN/15/2014 and TN/16/2014)

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