Sunday, November 29, 2009

Latest Indian Stamps -- Silent Valley

                                             The Silent Valley rain forest, one of the few remaining patches of evergreen forests in the country, was declared a national park on November 15, 1984 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Park was dedicated to the nation in 1985 by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
India Post released a Commemorative Stamp on Silent Valley on 15th November 2009 on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebration of declaration of Silent Valley as a National Park. On 15th November 1983 the Silent Valley forests were declared as a National Park by Smt. Indira Gandhi, Ex. Prime Minister of India. Later Silent Valley National Park was formally inaugurated and a memorial at Sairandhri to Indira Gandhi was unveiled by Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, Ex. Prime Minister of India. The design of the Stamp is Smt Indira Gandhi seeing the Valley and the design of the cancellation is flowers of the valley.
Date Of Issue:-15.11.2009.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Indonesian Torch relay Cover

Indonesian Torch relay cover issued in 22-4-09 for the effective relay in Jakarta

2008 Beijing Games Torch relay

The image of Lightning of the Olympic Torch by Maria Nafpliotou

The first Olympic Torch Bearer Vassilis Dimitriadis

The photo of Transfer of Olympic torch to  Vassilis Dimitriadis

Indonesian Issue for 2008 Olympics


Indonesian Issue to commemorate the 29th Olympics Beijing,China..The above presentation pack contains sheetlet of Stamps,A FDC and Olympic Torch Relay Cover ( Shown in Next post Separately)

The FDC bears the cancellation of the Greek God Zeus..

The Stamps are released on 18-03-08

London wins 2012 Hosting

Finally London won the Bid for 2012 Olympics..They issued this overprint stamp to celebrate their victory for hosting 2012 Olympics..

117th I.O.C. Session for 2012 Olympics Hosting



Singapore issued 4 stamps to celebrate the 117th I.O.C. Session where the bid for 30th Olympic Games held.,And finally London won the bid beating  New York-USA,Madrid-Spain,Moscow-Russia and Paris-France

Also Singapore is going to host the first Youth Olympics in 2010..

Waiting for my set of Stamps which I'm waiting to for....

2012 London Olympics FDC

The First Set of Stamps released by Britain to celebrate their hosting of  the prestigious 30th Olympic Games in London for the year 2012..

The Cover bears the cancellation of Badminton,

A very beautiful FDC sent by my friend Steve...Thanks a lot my friend....

(Due to the Postal Service strike in London,The letter reached a quite later)

Vietnam 2008 Olympic Stamps


The Vietnam Issue for Olympics sent to me by registered .....

Vietnam issued 4 stamps to celebrate their participation in Olympics 2008,Beijing,P.R.China.

The Stamp shows Fencing ( Sorry!!! I Couldn't read that,,,,Hope it'll be  Fencing),Canoeing,Tae-Kwon-Do ,Swimming.

A beautiful set and excellent stamps and Unique Shape like a Trapezium and has an Elliptical Shape  perforation too..

Thanks to my friend Hoang from Vietnam for the nice cover....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Latest Indian Issue -India - Philippines Joint issue

                                                                        The Ganges River Dolphin or Gangetic Dolphin is a freshwater dolphin that is found primarily in the River Ganges. Its zoological name is Platanista gangetica.The Ganges River Dolphin can be seen in several rivers of South Asia. There are two subspecies of the Ganges River Dolphin - one which is found in the Indus River and the other is found in river systems of North India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It can be seen in the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna in India, the Karnali River in Nepal and the Karnaphuli and Sangu Rivers in Bangladesh.

The Ganges River Dolphin is found in fresh water in rivers across the Indian subcontinent. It prefers to swim in deeper waters. During times of flood the Ganges River Dolphin is also seen in seasonal channels and flood plains. It prefers to stay in water with a temperature between 8 and 33 deg Celcius.The Ganges River Dolphin eats various species of fish, frogs, amphibians and other invertebrates and possibly turtles and young water birds. Fish is the main part of its diet and the Ganges River Dolphin spends much of its time feeding near the riverbed. It uses echolocation to find its prey and also uses its flippers and snout to locate something edible in the muddy riverbed.

Butanding (Rhincodon typus)is a whale shark with scientific name (Rhincodon typus). It is a slow moving and largest specie of fish in the world which is also a filter feeding shark. It can live for about 70 year and can grow up to 12.2 meters and weigh up to 13.6 tons. It is usually found in tropical and warm oceans as their habitat.

As a filter feeder, the whale shark’s foods are phytoplankton, macro-algae, plankton, krill and small nektonic like small squids, shrimps and prawns.

The whale sharks “Butanding” usually” visits the waters of the Philippines specifically in Donsol from the month of November to May. Butanding is migratory creature in nature which commonly travels across the oceans which close to the equator. Studies showed that nowhere else in the world they have seen a larger group of butanding than in the waters of Donsol, Sorsogon.

Date of Issue : 16-11-09

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Latest Indian Issue -- Children's Day

India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 14. After his death in 1963, his birthday has been celebrated as Children's Day in India.Children's Day is not just a day to let the future generation have its say. It is a day to remember a leader who, in his quiet but determined way, laid the foundation to convert a nascent nation into a world power.

But why Children's Day? Apart from being known for his skills as a statesman, Nehru was also immensely fond of children. The more popular and famous of Nehru's pictures show him with children.

In all the photographs Nehru's joy at being with children is apparent. When he is not sharing pleasantries
with them, the expression of intense concentration as he listens to them reveals his commitment and attitude to children. Children to Nehru were little adults in the making.Nehru, to children, is never the Indian political leader and prime minister. He is always Chacha Nehru - Nehru Uncle.

Children's Day is an event celebrated on various days in many places around the world. International Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and Universal Children's Day is on November 20.Other countries celebrate a local 'children's day' on other dates. The holiday is simply set to honor children and minors.

The first day cover is a Montage of paintings.One shows a child resting from labour demanded on him, far beyond his strength and age- placed between two nurturing hands whoch carry his dreams: the company of other children and an education that empowers him. Below that a glowing night scene depicts a young boy teaching adults to read and write and to learn computer skills.
Another painting shows children’s concern for the elderly and for the physically challenged.In yet another picture a child observant eye and the heart goes out to the enviroment which we do not hesitate to pollute with our everyday activities.

Date of Issue : 14-11-09

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Latest Indian Issue -- 60 Years of The CommonWealth

The Commonwealth is now a unique association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding.It comprises countries from all major continents of the world, rich and poor, small and large.In the 60 years since the Declaration, the relevance and value of the relationship has repeatedly been reaffirmed and consolidated.

The creation of the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1965 and the ever expanding number of professional and advocacy Commonwealth organisations reflect this; but most significant is the expansion of membership from 8 in 1949 to 53 in 2009. A clear demonstration of how the scope of the Declaration ensured that the Commonwealth retained a relevance to other newly independent nations.

In many ways the ‘atmosphere of goodwill and mutual understanding’ in which the Declaration was formulated can be seen as the crucible in which the character governing the Commonwealth today was created. It balanced modern realities with the pragmatic and the positive, which is why 30% of the world’s population have cause for celebration in 2009.

Date of Issue : 13-11-2009

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Latest Indian Issue -- Gauri Shankar Dalmia

Born on November 12, 1910 at Lakhisaray village in Munger district, Bihar, Dalmia took an active part in the freedom struggle.
Responding to the call of Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, he abandoned his family business.
Dalmia, who published ”Prakash” in Hindi and ”The Spark” in English as weekly magazines for about two decades, passed away on June 16, 1988.He was associated with many business and educational institutions.He had an abiding interest in journalism.

Date Of Issue:-12.11.2009.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

1996 Atlanta Olympics -- USA FDC'S Available with me!!!!!!!

1. Decathlon

2. Free Style Wrestling

3. Men's Canoeing

4. Women Gymnastics

5. Men's Shortput

6. Men's Hurdles

7.Women's Sailboarding

8. Women's Diving


9. Beach Volleyball

10. Men's Running

A different FDC from the previous one for Men's Canoeing....

I request our friends all over the world help me to get the remaining FDC'S also the sheetlet which is not in my collection...............I can offer latest Indian Stamps and Miniature Sheets for exchange!

1996 Atlanta Olympics -- USA Stamps

On May 2, 1996, the U.S. Postal Service held first day of issue ceremonies in Washington D.C. for a new sheet of 20 32-cent stamps commemorating the Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics. The ceremonies were originally scheduled to have been held in Atlanta, but at the last minute the Postal Service switched the official release site to Washington D.C. Because many people had planned to attend the Atlanta ceremonies, the Postal Service allowed the Peachtree Center post office in downtown Atlanta to also sell the Olympic stamps on May 2. 

Olympic sports featured on stamps in the sheet (along with the descriptive text that appears on the back of the stamp) are:

Men's Cycling - Sprint cycling was one of the original events in the 1896 Games. It combines speed and strategy on a banked track. A women's event was added in 1988.

Women's Diving - Platform diving is performed from a board 10 meters above the water. The most difficult dive is the back 1 1/2 somersault with 4 1/2 twists. The U.S. has won over half the medals awarded in both men's and women's events.

Women's Running - There are 8 women's running events, from 100 meters to the marathon (26 miles, 385 yards). Until 1964, the longest race was only 200 meters.
Men's Canoeing - Whitewater, or slalom, events were added temporarily in 1972 and permanently in 1988. Flatwater canoeing has been part of the Games since 1936.

Decathlon - The decathlon consists of 10 events. On the first day, athletes compete in the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400-meter run. On the second day, they perform the 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter run.

Women's Soccer - Although men's soccer has been a part of the Games since 1900, a women's tournament will be held for the first time in 1996. Eight teams will take part.

Men's Shot Put - The shot put has been included in all Games since 1896. A shot is a 16-pound ball of iron or brass. The United States has won 15 of 22 gold medals.

Women's Sailboarding - The first sailboarding contest was included in the 1984 Los Angeles Games. A separate women's event was added in 1992.

Women's Gymnastics - Women gymnasts compete in an all-around event, a team event, floor exercises, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault. Contestants must be at least 15 years old by the end of 1996.

Freestyle Wrestling - Wrestling has 10 weight divisions. It is the only sport with a maximum weight limit; wrestlers must be less than 286 pounds. The United States has earned more medals than any other nation.

Women's Softball - Softball will make its first appearance in the 1996 Games. The United States team is the world champion and one of the teams favored to win a medal.

Women's Swimming - The women's 400-meter freestyle event was first held in 1920; the 800-meter event was added in 1968. American women have won 15 of 24 gold medals in these events.

Men's Sprinting Events - The 100 meters and 400 meters were part of the first Games in 1896. In the 100, 200, and 400 meters and the two sprint relays, the United States has won two-thirds of the gold medals.

Men's Rowing - There will be 14 rowing events contested at the 1996 Games; 8 for men and 6 for women. For the first time, lightweight events will be included for men under 160 lbs. and for women under 130 lbs.

Beach Volleyball - Beach Volleyball, played with two-person teams, will be added to the Games program for the first time in 1996. There will be both men's and women's events.

Men's Basketball - Since basketball first made its appearance in 1936, the United States has won 92 games and lost only 2. Professionals from the NBA were allowed to compete for the first time in 1992.

Equestrian - Equestrian is one of the only two sports in which women compete against men. The jumping event was first included in the 1900 Games. The sport was opened to women in 1952.

Men's Gymnastics - Male gymnasts compete in 6 events; horizontal bar, parallel bars, vault, pommel horse, rings, and floor exercises. There are also an all-around event and a team event.

Men's Swimming - The backstroke event was first included in the Games of 1900. There are now two events; the 100 meters, which is two lengths of the pool, and the 200 meters, which is four lengths.

Men's Hurdles - The 110-meter hurdles event has been included in all Games since 1896. The United States has earned 48 medals. No other nation has won more than 5.

1996 Atlanta Olympics .... Contd...

        The mascot for the Olympiad was an abstract, animated character named Izzy. In contrast to the standing tradition of mascots of national or regional significance in the city hosting the Olympiad, Izzy was an amorphous, computer-designed fantasy figure.


A record 197 nations, all current IOC member nations, took part, with a record 79 of them winning at least one medal. Palestine was allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time. Also for the first time, Olympic medals were won by the athletes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burundi, Ecuador, Georgia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mozambique, Slovakia, Tonga, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Lee Lai Shan won a gold medal in sailing, the only Olympic medal that Hong Kong ever won as a British colony (1952-1997). This meant that for the only time, the colonial flag of Hong Kong was raised to the accompaniment of the anthem God Save the Queen, as Hong Kong's sovereignty was later transferred to China in 1997.
Softball, beach volleyball and mountain biking debuted on the Olympic program, together with women's soccer/football and lightweight rowing.
  • Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the games and received a replacement gold medal for his boxing victory in the 1960 Summer Olympics.
  • Kurt Angle of the United States won the gold medal in 100 kg (220 lb) freestyle wrestling while suffering from a fractured neck
  • Slovene gymnast Leon Štukelj arose at the opening ceremony as one of the oldest living sportsmen in the world (age 97)
  • Naim Süleymanoğlu became the first weightlifter to win three gold medals.
  • Donovan Bailey of Canada won the men's 100 m, setting a new world record of 9.84 seconds at that time. He also anchored his team's gold in the 4x100 m relay.
  • Michael Johnson won gold in both the 200 m and 400 m, setting a new world record of 19.32 seconds in the 200 m. Johnson afterward began disputing Bailey's unofficial title as the "world's fastest man", which later culminated in a 150-metre race between the two to settle the issue.
  • Marie-José Perec equaled Johnson's performance, although without a world record, by winning the rare 200 m/400 m double.
  • Carl Lewis won his 4th long jump gold medal at the age of 35.
  • Cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain winning the inaugural individual time trial event.
  • Michelle Smith of Ireland won three gold medals and a bronze in swimming. She remains her nation's most decorated Olympian. However, her victories were overshadowed by doping allegations even though she did not test positive in 1996. She received a four-year suspension in 1998 for tampering with a urine sample, though her medals and records were allowed to stand.
  • Kerri Strug of the United States women's gymnastics team vaulted with an injured ankle and landed on one foot. The US women's gymnastics team won its first gold medal.
  • Shannon Miller of the United States won the gold medal on the balance beam event. The first time an American Gymnast had won an individual gold medal outside of a contested Olympic games.
  • Amy Van Dyken won four gold medals in the Olympic swimming pool, the first American woman to win four titles in a single Olympiad.
  • Deon Hemmings became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for Jamaica and the English-speaking West Indies.
  • Five athletes were disqualified for using banned drugs. A few of these athletes were reinstated since the drug they took had been declared illegal only a week before the Olympics.
  • Andre Agassi won the gold medal in tennis. This helped him become the first male player to ever win the career Golden Slam.
  • Deng Yaping of China won two gold medals in Women singles and doubles of table tennis. She also won these two titles in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
  • The US women's soccer team won the gold medal in the first ever women's soccer event.
  • Xeno Müller won gold for the Men's single scull event (rowing) in his first Olympic appearance. His time of 6:44.85 is still the current Olympic record.
  • Alexander Karelin won his third Olympic gold medal as a Greco-Roman wrestler.
  • Spain won gold at the inagural rhythmic gymnastics team competition defeating the favorite and reigning world champion Bulgaria who won the World Championship less than a month ago.

1996 Atlanta Olympics

                                       Atlanta was in September 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, over Athens, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne and Toronto. Atlanta's bid to host the Summer Games that began in 1987 was considered a long-shot, since the U.S. had hosted the Summer Olympics just 3 games earlier in Los Angeles. Atlanta's main rivals were Toronto, whose front running bid that began in 1986 seemed almost sure to succeed after Canada had held a successful 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and Melbourne, Australia, who hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and felt that the Olympic Games should return to Australia. The Athens bid was based on sentiment, the fact that these Olympic Games would be the 100th Anniversary of the first Summer Games in Greece in 1896.

1996 Summer Olympics Bidding Results
City NOC Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Atlanta United States 19 20 26 34 51
Athens Greece 23 23 26 30 35
Toronto Canada 14 17 18 22 -
Melbourne Australia 12 21 16 - -
Manchester United Kingdom 11 5 - - -
Belgrade Yugoslavia 7 - - - -                    

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2008 Beijing Olympics -- Estonia Issue

Estonia took part in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1920 in Antwerp and brought back a gold medal – Alfred Neuland won it in lightweight weightlifting. By that time an Estonian athlete had already won an Olympic medal – silver in wrestling by Martin Klein in 1912. In the period before World War II it was the Estonian strongmen who reaped laurels at Olympic Games. Kristjan Palusalu's two gold medals from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin where he reigned supreme both in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling crowned their successful performance. In 1955-1988 Estonian sportsmen competed in Soviet colours. Svetlana Chirkova and Erika Salumäe won gold medals twice – the former in foil fencing in Mexico and Munich and the latter in the sprint track event in Soul and Barcelona. Starting with the first modern Olympic Games postage stamps dedicated to this international sports festival have been issued over more than a hundred years. Estonia joined the rest of the world after the restoration of its independence. In 1992, after a forced interval of more than half a century, Estonia once again sent its team to compete under the blue, black and white national flag to Barcelona and printed its first Olympic stamps. The stamp issued on the opening day of the Beijing Olympic Games on 8 August 2008 features the Discobolus of Myron and the logo of the games. The names of the twenty Estonian athletes who have won gold medals at Olympic Summer Games appear in gold in the pane margins.

1964 Innsbruck,Austria -- Winter Olympics

The above 7 Stamps issued by Austria to commemorate their hosting of 1964 Winter Olympics,the IX Winter Olympics beating  Lahti (Finland) and Calgary (Canada). The games opened on 29-01-64 and finished on 9-2-1964.( Officially by Dr.Adolf Scharf) 

Computers were also present for the first time at an Olympics, as the electronic age came to Olympia.

Soviet Union being the leader in Medal Tally with 11 Gold Medals and in total 25 Medals.

Highlights of  IXth  Winter Olympics

>>   Normally snowy Innsbruck was threatened by a lack of snow. The Austrian army carved out 20,000 ice bricks from a mountain top and transported them to the bobsled and luge runs. They also carried
40,000 cubic meters of snow to the Alpine skiing courses. The army packed down the slopes by hand and foot.

>>   Lidia Skoblikova achieved a "clean sweep" in the women's speed skating events, an achievement not matched by a man until Eric Heiden in the 1980 Lake Placid Games.

>>   Italian bobsleigh pilot Eugenio Monti distinguished himself by helping Britain's Tony Nash and Robin Dixon to win the gold medals when he loaned them an axle bolt to replace one that was broken. The
Italians took bronze, but Monti was honored as the first recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin
medal for sportsmanship.

>>   Egon Zimmermann of Austria took the gold medal in the men's  downhill alpine skiing event.

>>   In the 4 man bobsled, the Canadian team won the gold medal with a total winning time of 4:14.46.

>>   Norway's Knut Johannesen won the men's 5,000m speed skating event in an Olympic record
time of 7:38.40.

>>    Klavdiya Boyarskikh of the USSR earned three gold medals in cross-country skiing and, on
the men’s side, Finnish Eero Mäntyranta won two and earned the nickname "Mr. Seefeld" after the venue because of his domination.

>>  In alpine skiing, French sisters Christine and Marielle Goitschel finished first and second in both the slalom and the giant slalom.

>>   Ski jumping gained a second event, and the sport of luge made its Olympic debut.

>>   Politically, the Games were notable because East and WestGermany entered a combined team.

1964 Tokyo Olympics -- Monaco Issue

Hello Friends, Back again with some Nice Olympics Issues.............

The above one is from Monaco issue for 1964 Tokyo Olympics,the first Asian nation to hold the Olympics.Even Tokyo was granted to host 1940 Olympics,it was later withdrawn because of Second World War.

The Stamp features Archery,Weightlifting,Wrestling,and Pole Vault.

Stamps in the shape of Diamond and very fine Mint.

An interesting fact about Monaco is the Only nation having most appearances in Olympic games without medal

Latest Indian Issue -- Rajabhau Khobragade

India posts has  issued commemorative postage stamp on late Barrister Rajabhau Khobragade,prominent personality from Chandrapur , a close aide of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and former deputy speaker of Rajya Sabha.Born on September 25, 1925, Khobragade was known for his close association with Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. He completed his Bar-at-Law degree in 1950 from England only to join his father in social work. In 1952 he was elected as vice-president of Chandrapur Municipal Council. Dr Ambedkar fought Lok Sabha election from Bhandara in 1954 and Rajabhau shouldered the charge of chief election campaigner for him.
In light of his dedication and dexterity in work, Dr Ambedkar entrusted him with the post of general secretary of Schedule Caste Federation. After Dr Ambedkar’s demise he took over the charge of general secretary of Republican Party. He was thrice elected as Rajya Sabha member in 1958, 1966 and 1978. He even held the post of deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha between December, 1969, and April, 1972. He was the pioneer of Dhamma Diksha programme held by Dr Ambedkar for lakhs of dalits at Chandrapur on October 16, 1956. He passed away on April 9, 1984.

Date of Issue : 11-11-09

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Latest Indian Issue -- Heritage Temples of India -- Dilwara & Ranakpur


Dilwara Temples-The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station. These temples dating back from the 11th to the 13th century AD are world famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are the sacred pilgrimage of the Jains. They are an overwhelming blend of simple beauty and exquisite elegance. The marble temples have an opulent entrance way. The simplicity in architecture verily reminds one that Jainism as a religion “encouraged honesty and frugality”. The temples reside amidst mesmerizing surroundings of mango trees and wooded hills. A high wall, shimmering luminous in the sunlight, shrouds the temple complex.
The ornamental detail spread over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply marvellous and has to be seen to be believed

Ranakpur Temple-Ranakpur Temples are acclaimed world-wide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jains. Located in village of Ranakpur near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan, Ranakpur temple lies at a distance of 95 kms in the north of Udaipur city. The temple is easily accessible from the city of Udaipur as regular buses are easily available. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are known for being the largest and most important temples of the Jain cult.
The temple is said to have been built by Seth Dharna Sah (a Jain businessman) with the aid of Rana Kumbha, who ruled Mewar in the 15th century. Ranakpur got its name after the name of the Rajput Monarch and likewise the temples. The temple complex is positioned in an isolated valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Jain Temples of Ranakpur are certainly creditable for their splendid architecture. This temple is wholly constructed in light colored marble and comprises a basement covering an area of 48000 sq feet. There are more than 1400 exquisitely carved pillars that support the temple.
Date Of Issue:-14.10.2009.

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Latest Indian Issue -- Major General Dewan Misri Chand

Major General Dewan Misri Chand was born on October 11, 1907 at Dehradun. He received his early education at Prince of Wales Military School, Dehradun and Royal Military College, Sandhurst (UK). He distinguished himself at Sandhurst, and received a King’s Commission into Royal Indian Army in 1927.
Whilst seeing active service in the Mohmand (NWFP) conflict, he took to flying in bi-planes the British had pressed into service, and was among the few early Indian to obtain a Flying Licence. In 1933, he won the Amateur Flying Trophy in India, and held the trophy for a record 17 years.
In 1934, he participated in the National Air Rally in USA.During his extensive world travel, he aws always received as the “Indian Flying Ace”.
Maj. Gen. Dewan Misri Chand passed away on March 13th, 1970.

Date Of Issuer:-22.10.2009.

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Rajkumar was an actor and singer in Kannada Film Industry (April 24, 1929 - April 12, 2006)  He acted in more than 200 Kannada movies. He mainly worked in Karnataka and won many laurels for his roles in films. He was called “Dr. Raj” and “Natasarvabhouma”.

Date of Issue : 01-11-09

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Latest Indian Issue -- Apollo Hospitals

 Apollo Hospitals is a healthcare corporation which is largest healthcare network in Asia and third largest in the World operating 38 hospitals in South Asia.It was founded by Dr C Prathap Reddy in 1983 . Apollo Hospital Delhi is the first Hospital in India to be accredited by the JCAHO and is affiliated with Johns Hopkins International international ,the Mayo Clinic and other hospitals in Europe and USA.

Date of Issue : 02-11-09

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Latest Indian Issue -- Dr Mahendra Lal Sircar

Mahendralal Sircar was a conventional -turned- Homeopath Doctor, Social reformer and propogator of scientific studies  in nineteenth century India. He was the founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science . The Calcutta Journal of Medicine , edited by him ,was started in Jan 1868 for this purpose.
Date of Issue : 02-11-09

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