Sunday, July 19, 2015

Release of Special Covers on Godavari Pushkaralu at Rajahmundry – 13th, 15th and 16th July 2015.

On 13th July 2015 a special cover was released on the occasion of Godavari Pushkaralu Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Chandrababu Naidu and Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle, Shri B.V. Sudhakar depicting Havelock and Arch bridges of Rajahmundry and State Government Pushkaram logo. My Stamp on Godavari Pushkaram was also presented by Shri Sudhakar to Shri Chandrababu Naidu on the occasion.
Rajahmundry is a place of great historical importance. It was known as Rajamahendravaram, being a capital of the Hindu kingdoms of the Deccan and a place of many revolutions and battles and many poets and scholars wrote their epics here. River Godavari is the prime attraction of Rajahmundry with two bridges over the river that are said to be the longest.
The Old Godavari Bridge or the Havelock Bridge was built in 1900 by Sir Arthur Cotton, now decommissioned; this bridge has 56 spans and is 2.754 km long. It was constructed with stone masonry and steel girders and certainly a marvel of British engineering. The Godavari Arch Bridge was later constructed as a replacement for the Havelock Bridge.
It is a bowstring-girder bridge and one of the longest span prestressed concrete arch bridges in Asia. The Indian Railways who built this bridge have stated that "It is perhaps for the first time anywhere in the world that a bowstring arch girder using concrete has been constructed for such a long span of 97.55 metres, for the Railway loading." It is one of the recognised symbols of Rajahmundry.
My Stamp presentation to Shri Chandrababu Naidu
On 15th July 2015 a special cover on "Kotilingala Revu" bathing ghat was released by Shri B. V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle at Rajahmundry.
Koti Lingala Revu ghat is longest bathing ghat on Godavari in the country and it is the most second populated ghat after the Pushkar Ghat. The most popular Koti lingala Shiva temple is located in Kotagumam town, Rajahmundry. It is believed that 10 million Shiva Lingas were located earlier at this place and said that all the Lingas were carried away by the floods that occurred in olden days.
Department of Posts, Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle has launched scheme of delivering purified Godavari Pushkar Jal (GOD-JAL) during the period of Godavari Pushkarams to devotees through post offices and by post. The GOD-JAL bottles are intended for supply at the rate of Rs.20/- per bottle. As a part of this pious programme, Shri B. V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh Postal circle launched the first consignment of GOD-JAL bottles on 15th July 2015 at the function held at Rajahmundry. Smt. Sharda Sampath, Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam Region, Shri K. Somasundaram, Director Postal Services, Visakhapatnam Region were also present at function.
Set of Bookmarks on Jayadeva Gita Govinda was also released on the occasion. Bookmarks on Jayadeva Gita Govinda are available at Rs. 50/-.
Launch of God-Jal's first consignment
Bookmarks on Jayadeva & Geetagovinda
On 16th July 2015 a special cover on "Antarvedi" was released by Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam region, Mrs. Sharda Sampath on 16th July 2015 at Rajahmundry.
Antarvedi is a village in the Sakhinetipalle mandal, or tehsil, located in the East Godavari district. The village is situated at the place where the Bay of Bengal and Vashista Godavari, a tributary of the Godavari River, meet. Antarvedi was named in honour of the Lord as "Narasimhakshetra".
Special Cover on Antarvedi released on 16th July 2015
On the occasion picture postcards bearing permanent pictorial cancellations on Temples of Andhra Pradesh postal circle were also released. Only 1500 sets are printed and are available at a cost of Rs. 75/- per set.
Release of picture postcards bearing permanent pictorial cancellations
A Set of 16 picture postcards tracing the path of Godavari along with the cancellations of the post offices serving the place and destination points near Bay of Bengal will be released before 25th July 2015. Only 500 sets will be available. Set of 16 postcards is prices at Rs. 1000/- per set. Orders for the set of these postcards can be registered at Visakhapatnam Philatelic Bureau. (Contact no. +91- 891-2546250 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91- 891-2546250 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting )
Total 13 special covers on Godavari Puskaralu in all are being released from different points along Godavari.
Source : Philatelynet

No comments:

Post a Comment