A special cover was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla on 13th October 2015.
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla earlier known as Himachal Pradesh Medical College started functioning in August, 1966 with intake capacity of 50 students for MBBS course. This intake has now been increased to 100 students since 2010. The snowdon building now housing Indira Gandhi Medical College, was earlier the official residence of Lord Kitchener, Commander in Chief of British Army in India.
The formal opening and foundation laying stone of the college was done by Smt Sushila Nayar the then Union Health Minister on 13.10.1966. The college now also runs MD/MS courses in 20 disciplines along with DM/MCH courses in cardiology and Cardiac - thoracic Surgery, it has so far produced 2704 MBBS Graduates 923 Post Graduates and 377 Diploma students. The college is the biggest health institution in the State.
India Post released a commemorative
stamp in the memory of renowned Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant at Dehradun on 23rd December 2015. He was a famous modern Hindi poet. He was the first Hindi poet
to receive the Jnanpith Award in 1968 and was also honoured with Padma Bhushan
and Padma Vibhushan.
A special cover was released on 25th December 2015 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Bangalore Medical College at Bengaluru.
The Bangalore Medical College was started as a private Medical college in 1955 by Mysore Education Society. It was handed over to the then Government of Mysore and later on to the Bangalore University. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Now an Autonomous Institute in Karnataka it ranks among the top medical colleges in the Country. Now it is named as Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute (BMCRI). Major hospitals attached to BMCRI are Victoria Hospital, Vani Vilas Women and Children's Hospital, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital & Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals.
Russian Post released a souvenir sheet with six stamps on 1st October 2015, being the image of stamps released earlier to celebrate Russian participation in FIFA World Cup Tournaments in the year 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982 and 1986.
A special stamp On Russian Nuclear Industry was released on 24th September 2015. The stamp depicts Rosatom, a systemically important company against the background of industrial objects silhouettes: an icebreaker, nuclear power plant and a tomographic scanner.
Navi Mumbai Festival of stamps
2015, a district-level philatelic exhibition was held at Agri Koli
Sanskruti, Navi Mumbai on 1st and 2nd December 2015. On the occasion a Special Cover on Navi Mumbai mangroves was released on 1st December 2015. The illustration on the special cover shows Rhizophora a
prominent mangrove species found along the coast of Maharashtra.
Russian Post released a stamp of Saint Vladimir the Great, the Baptizer of the Kievan Rus on 25th September 2015.
Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great was a prince of Novgorod and grand prince of Kiev.He was an outstanding political figure and the one who Christianized the Kievan Rus’. He was canonized as equal to the apostles, the natal day in Russian Orthodoxy is July 15 (28).
Russia Post released a set of 2 stamp on Sea Fleet of Russia depicting the “Prirazlomnaya” platform in the ice and the “Mikhail Ulyanov” tanker. on 23rd September 2015.
Prirazlomnoe is the first and only field on the Russian Arctic shelf where oil production is carried out. This is the only project in the world, where production in the Arctic is performed with a stationary platform.
“Mikhail Ulyanov” Arctic Shuttle Tanker uses a double-action principle in its operation –its bow and stern are of an icebreaking form, which enables the ship to move through the ice. In winter, the ship can operate without being accompanied by an icebreaker while moving through ice up to 1.2 m thick.
On 22nd September 2015 a joint issue of Russia and Azerbaijanon Modern Architecture was released by Russian Post.
The Moscow Kremlin is a fortress in the center of Moscow and the oldest part of it, the main socio-political, historical and artistic complex of the city, the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
One of the most majestic and mysterious monuments of Baku is the Maiden Tower (Giz Galasi). It rises in the south-eastern part of the fortress, and has been considered as a symbol of the city. Flame Towers is the highest building in Azerbaijan, located in Baku.
Russia Post issued a stamp on 18th September 2015 to celebrate the 25th foundation anniversary of FAS Russia. The stamp depicts the emblem and the building of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia).
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) is the federal-level executive governmental organ responsible for the adoption of regulations, control and supervision the execution of the antitrust law in the field of competition in product markets, the protection of competition on the financial services of natural monopolies and advertising.
Russia Post released a miniature sheet on 18th October 2015 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be the 21st edition of the tournament and is set to take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018. For the first time in history, Russia will host the FIFA World Cup and it will also be the first time the tournament is held simultaneously across two continents — Europe and Asia.
The souvenir sheet is in the round ‘ball’ shape and bear an image of the Official Trophy of the FIFA World Cup.
Uttarpex - 2015, First Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand Zonal Level Philatelic Exhibition held at Lalit Kala Academy Regional Center, Lucknow from 30th October 2015 to 2nd November 2015. Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Ram Naik, Governor of UP on 30th October 2015.
On 30th October a Special Cover on Sukanya Samridhi was released jointly by Shri Ram Naik, Smt Sarita Singh Chief Postmaster General, UP Circle, Shri Vivek kr. Daksh, Director Postal Services (HQ), Lucknow and other dignitaries on dais.
On 31st October a Special Cover on ‘Digital India’ was released by Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak, Vice Chancellor of A.P. J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, Dr. Sarita Singh CPMG, UP Circle and other dignitaries.
On 1st November a Special Cover on Clean Gomti was released by Shri Dinesh Sharma, Mayor of Lucknow, Dr. Sarita Singh, CPMG UP Circle and other dignitaries.
On 2nd November a Special Cover on Swamp Deer and Musk Deer, rare wild animals of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand was released by Shri Asutosh Tripathi Member (Personnel), Postal Service Board, India Post, Dr. Sarita Singh, CPMG UP Circle and other dignitaries.
Russia Post issued a stamp on 70th session of the UN General Assembly on September 15, 2015.The stamp depicts the logo of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations with the UN headquarters on the background.
A Special Cover on the 25th Anniversary of Indian Naval Air Squadron 339 released on 23rd November 2015 at A P Dabolim.
Indian Naval Air Squadron 339 (INAS 339 – The Falcons) is an Indian naval air squadron based at INS Hansa, Goa. INAS 339 was commissioned by V Adm SK Jain PVSM, AVSM, NM on 23 Nov 90 at INS Kunjali, Mumbai.
Russia Post released a stamp on 2nd September 2015 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II.
World War II was the biggest armed conflict in the history of mankind.The stamp depicts a Lieutenant-General Kuzma Derevyanko during the signing of the Instrument of the Japanese surrender on board of the “Missouri” US battleship in Tokyo Bay.
Mumbai based Filmmakers have made a brand Film on the Food Company Shakti Bhog where the entire Brand Story is narrated with the help of Stamps. The film celebrates the spirit of Philately and has been also winning a lot of International Awards including the honour of being the first ever indian film and film on philately theme to win the Cannes Dolphin at the 2015 Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards.
Shakti Bhog Foods Limited, India's International Food brand, traces its historical journey from its genesis in 1975 to becoming a billion dollar company today. The film tells this journey in an innovative way celebrating the spirit of 'Philately- the study of stamps and postal cards'.
Shakti Bhog Foods Limited, is a company that was born out of the deep concern to provide hygienic staple food to the people. Its main business lies in the production of Wheat and Rice. This was also independent India's Economic Planning Policy since its first elected Government came into power- to be a self sufficient agricultural economy with adequate quality hygenic food for the nation to produce and consume. But how does a newly formed Government create awareness to its vast diverse population about its policies and initiatives on food and agricultural products? After all before gaining independence in 1947 from the British, India was a land of princely states and kingdoms without a proper national identity. Even after independence, India is culturally diverse in terms of its people, languages and traditions.
POSTAGE STAMPS with its wide usage came as a solution to be used as communication tools across the length and breadth of the nation. Issued by India Post, STAMPS through their engraved imagery successfully communicated the Planning Commission's initiatives with respect to food and agricultural policies.
Building on this historical and cultural legacy, Postage Stamps have been adopted in the telling the story of Shakti Bhog in this film.
Russian Post issued a souvenir sheet to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod Stone Kremlin on 5th September 2015.
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a unique military and engineering installation of the beginning of the 16th century. Built in 1515, it was considered one of the most complete constructions of Russian military architecture. Nowadays Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a historical and cultural center of Nizhny Novgorod. It houses the Plenipotentiary of the President in the Volga Federal District, regional and city administrations, Art Museum and a Modern Art Center. Since 1958 the Kremlin has been a part of Nizhny Novgorod Historical and Architectural Museum Preserve.
The souvenir sheet depicts a scene of inspection of Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin from the opposite shore of the Volga at the end of the construction in 1515. From left to right: Pietro Francesko (an Italian architect, who built the Nizhny Novgorod Stone Kremlin from 1509 till 1511), boyars from the Tsar’s entourage, builders who took part in the Kremlin construction, Grand Prince Vasily Ivanovich and Nizhny Novgorod Prince Andrey Borisovich Gorbatyi-Shuisky.
Russian Post released a miniature sheet on the Coat of Arms.of the Republic of Tatarstan on 28th August 2015.
The State Emblem of the Republic of Tatarstan was adopted December 7, 1992.The coat of arms of Kazan city was adopted December 24, 2004. The stamp depicts the coat of Kazan city, the emblem of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation and the map with region highlighted with green color are depicted on the margins of a souvenir sheet.
On the occasion of inaugural function of 29th All India Postal Football Tournament held on 14th December 2015 at Bengaluru Football Stadium, a set of 18 Picture postcards on Football legendaries was released.
Russia Post released a stamp on 28th August 2015 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Korea with a joint issue.
The liberation of Korea from colonial domination of Japan was made possible by the offensive of the Soviet troops in August 1945. The stamp depicts the Arc de Triomphe in Pyongyang, symbolizing the victory in the fight against Japanese occupation.
A Special Cover was released to commemorate 100 Years of return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 13th October 2015 on the occasion of Ahimsapex-2015 philatelic exhibition organised by Lucknow Philatelic Society and India Post at GPO, Lucknow.
Russia Post released a stamp on 23rd August 2015 to celebrate the 500th Foundation Anniversary of the Saint Laurentius Monastery.
Saint Laurentius Monastery was founded in Kaluga in 1515 by Prince Simeon Ioannovich at the location of heroic deeds of Blessed Laurentius of Kaluga. It is the oldest monastery of the Kaluga city and Kaluga Region. The Monastery is dedicated to Saint Laurentius and located in place of his burial.
Russia Post released a stamp on the city of Nikolayevsk-on-Amur on 14th August 2015.
Nikolayevsk-on-Amur (Nikolayevsk till 1926) is a city of regional subordination and a center of Nikolayev region of Khabarovsk Krai of the Russian Federation. The postage stamp depicts a monument to Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy with city view on the background.In 1926 the city was renamed in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. It is an industrial and cultural center of the Northern Amur Region. The leading industries are maintenance of fishing industry, ship repair, enterprises of food industry.
Russian Post released a stamp to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Leningrad Zoo on 14th August 2015.
The Leningrad Zoo is one of the oldest Russian zoos. Preserving the architectural planning of the 19th century, the zoo is a part of the city's architectural ensemble, as well as a keeper of its historical legacy.
It was founded August 14, 1865. Initially it was a private menagerie. It was opened and contained at private expense of Dutch Prussian citizenship Gebgardt Julius and his wife Sophia.
Leningrad Zoo is considered to be the unique museum of wildlife, nature protection and educational institution; more than 600 kinds of mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates from different corners of the Earth are kept there.
A special cover was released on 27th November 2015 to to commemorate the successful completion of dedicated 100 years of education service of Municipal Higher Primary (ANGLO VERNACULAR) School, Mahadevpet, Madikeri which was started in the year 1914.The school has been continuously providing value based education to the needy and deserving students of the society.
Russia Post released as set of 4 stamps on Uniform Jackets of Railway Transport Officials on 11th August 2015. The stamps depict uniforms like "General and the conductor of the Office of Lines of Communications", "Head of the Depot and the Second class Driver", "Head of Railways and the Conductor", and "The Trainmaster and the Conductor of the Coach".
On 4th August 2015 Russia Post released a set of 4 stamps depicting porcelain tiles from various regions of Russia.
Porcelain tiles are architectural ceramic (clay) items in a form of box plates or curvilinear parts. In Russia, ceramic decorative tablets were used to decorate palaces, cathedrals and churches. The main subjects of porcelain tiles were hunting and battle scenes, heroes of folk tales, fables and Russian epics, real and fantasy animals and Slavic mythological characters. The tiles are of regions as follows:
Moscow. 19th – 20th century
Abramtsevo, Moscow oblast. 19th – 20th century
Turygino, Moscow oblast. 21th century
Yaroslavl. 17th - 18th century.
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