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197) International Day of Yoga: i) Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India: ii) Commemorative Coins issued by the India Government Mint, Mumbai in the denominations of Rs.100/- and Rs.10/- :



197) International Day of Yoga:

i) Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India: 
ii) Commemorative Coins issued by the India Government Mint, Mumbai in the denominations of Rs.100/- and Rs.10/-.

(The theme of the International day of Yoga - 2016 is "Surya Namaskar" ("Greeting the Sun"). I have put up a post on 21.06.2016 illustrating the 12 postures of the "Surya Namaskar" exercise through Indian Postage stamps released on 21.06.2016 itself. The link to this post is as follows: "Surya Namaskar"

The Build-up to the UNO Declaration of 21st June as International Day”:

Prior to  June 21st being declared the International Day of Yoga, a Conference was organised at the Art of Living International Centre titled “Yoga: A Science for World Peace” on 4th and 5th December 2011. It was organised by the “Art of Living Foundation and Deemed University, Bengaluru" jointly with the “Portuguese Confederation of Lisbon, Portugal". Though the idea of observing World Yoga Day originated 10 years ago, this was the first time that Yoga gurus from India endorsed it in large numbers.

A proclamation was signed for persuading the United Nations (UNO) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day.

Excerpts from the Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi’s Address to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 27.09.2014:

Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with our selves, the world and nature. By changing our life-style and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day”.

The UN Approves the Draft resolution tabled by India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations:

On 11.12.2014, the 193 member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved the proposal by consensus, with a record 177 co-sponsoring countries, a Resolution (no.69/131) to establish 21st June as the “International Day of Yoga”.

In its Resolution, the UNGA recognised that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and recognised the requirement of wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing Yoga for the health of the World population. It also recognised that Yoga also brings harmony in all walks of life and is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle related disorders.

The UN recognised that Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word “Yoga” derives from the Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the World and continues to grow in popularity. International yoga day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing Yoga.

Explaining the initiative Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, the United nations Secretary-General said:

 “During a visit to India this year, I had an opportunity to practice Yoga. Yoga is an ancient discipline from a traditional setting that has grown in popularity to be enjoyed by practitioners in every Region. By proclaiming 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, the General Assembly has recognised the holistic benefits of this timeless practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the United Nations”.

Why 21st June was selected as International Day of Yoga?

From the perspective of Yoga, the Summer Solstice marks the transition to “Dakshinayana”. Dakshinayana is considered to be the time when elements of Nature support all those who are following spiritual practices.

The full moon after the summer solstice is known as “Guru Poornima”. Lord Shiva, the first Yoga Practitioner (or the “Adi Yogi”) is said to have begun imparting the knowledge of Yoga to the rest of mankind on this day and he became the first Yoga Guru (or “Adi Guru”). 21st June is also the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, having special significance in many parts across the World.

Yoga – explained:

Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an Art and a Science for healthy living.

The word “Yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” meaning “to join”, “to yoke” or “to unite”.

According to the Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with the universal consciousness.

A person who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be “in Yoga” and is termed as a Yogi who has attained a state of freedom referred to as “Mukti”, “Nirvana”, “Kaivalya” or “Moksha”.

“Yoga” also refers to an inner science comprising a variety of methods through which human beings can achieve union between the body and the mind to attain self-realisation.

The aim of Yogic practice (or “Sadhana”) is to overcome all kinds of sufferings that lead to a sense of freedom in every walk of life with holistic health, happiness and harmony.

Yoga – A Science dating back to thousands of years:

The Science or Art of Yoga has its origins thousands of years ago. According to Yogic legend, Shiv or Shiva, the Lord of Destruction in the Hindu trilogy was the first “Yogi” or “Adiyogi” and the first Yoga “Guru” or “Adi Guru”.

Though Yoga is believed to have been practiced in the pre-Vedic times, the great Sage Maharishi Patanjali systematized and codified the then existing Yogic practices, their meaning and the related knowledge through his “Yoga Sutras”.

After Patanjali, many Sages and Yoga masters have contributed towards the preservation and development of Yogic practices through well-documented postures and literature.

With awareness being created all over the Globe about the benefits of Yoga, many people are attracted to the practices and philosophy of Yoga across Continents.

Philosophies, Traditions, Lineages of Yoga:

The different Philosophies, traditions, Lineages and the “Guru-Shishya Paramparas” (meaning “teacher-student traditions”) of Yoga have led to the emergence of different traditional schools. Each school has its own approach and practices that would lead to the ultimate goals and Objectives of Yoga.

The most widely practiced Yoga “Sadhanas are:

Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyhara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi, Bandhas and Mudras, Shatkarmas, Yuktahara, Mantra-japa, yukta-karma etc.

Co-ordinating the International Yoga day Programmes in India:

The International Day of Yoga Programmes in India was co-ordinated by the Central Government, Ministry of AYUSH (Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy).

For several days prior to the International Day of Yoga, citizens of India received the following Text Message from the Ministry of AYUSH for several days, apprising citizens of the Yoga Day programmes on 21.06.2015:

Rejuvenate with Yoga: It helps to achieve control over the mind and flexibility of the body. Live Life to its full potential. Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India.

The First International Day of Yoga celebrated with great enthusiasm across the World and in India:

The First International Day of Yoga was celebrated all over the World by millions of enthusiasts and in the Indian sub-continent with great enthusiasm as well. In India, more than 250,00,000 persons participated in various programmes organised all over the country.

 I participated in the International Yoga Day programme organised at Symbiosis College, Pune. I couldn’t do much because of my bad leg, but I was certainly enthused by the massive response from the residents of Vimannagar. Best of all, I even received a Certificate of Participation from the Organisers.

At the Rajpath, New Delhi, over 35985 participants including the Indian Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations, performed 21 Yoga Asanas (postures) for about 35 minutes. This event established two Guinness World records:

-Largest Yoga Class having 35985 participants and largest number of Nationalities (Eighty Four in all) participating in the event.

Needless controversies:

The “Surya Namaskar” set of exercises (which in my opinion is one of the most beneficial of Yogic exercises and are the most beneficial in keeping the practitioners fit and healthy & have nothing to do with religion) was taken off due to objections from certain quarters, from the list of exercises included in the official programme as was the chanting of “shlokas”.

A personal interaction from my visit to Ghana during February 2013 with Ahmad, a Ghanaian:

When I was in Ghana on a visit some years ago, I had an interesting interaction with a Ghanaian named Ahmad, who had come to negotiate with us at my friend’s timber/teakwood factory for buying a heap of scrap iron. After several rounds of hard bargaining with him, I settled for a good deal for my friend.

Then, we leaned over the railing like two “cowboys” in the “Old West” and he spoke to me “Rajeev, do you know Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in India? I have a lot of Indian friends in Kumasi (the nearby town) where I have lived for several years and have got a lot of AV Cassettes and literature on him from my Gujarati friends. I have listened to him several times and have been very influenced by his concepts/discourses. I even listened to discussions he had with several prominent Muslim/Sufi thinkers of our time on African TV channels which I thought went 50-50.

I was not convinced about his “religious philosophy” but I have been drawn towards his Yogic practices like the “Sudarshan Kriya”. I even have a lot of Cassettes/VCRs on his meditation/ practices as well as cassettes on yoga taught by other practitioners, which is supposedly an ancient Indian system of staying fit. Should I start doing Yoga and practice Ravi Shankar’s “Sudarshan Kriya”? I have my doubts, however. What do you think?”

I leaned over the railing like a seasoned “Old Cowboy” and pondered over his “loaded” question. I am not much into following the teachings of any Guru in particular and really can’t sit through “anybody’s lectures”, but for a whole month in Ghana, I had been studying the “Adinkra symbols” which are the ancient symbols of the “Ashantis” (who were always fighting with this tribe or that – I wondered whether they would find peace if they were called the “Shantis” (which means “Peace” in Hindi/Devnagri).
Although Ahmad was a “Northerner” and the Ashantis were “Southerners” in Ghana, I had found out that “social teachings” and respect for the spirits of their ancestors was deeply rooted in the Adinkra Symbols.

So I answered Ahmad thus, “You see this mango tree, Ahmad? It is laden with fruit which can be enjoyed by the people, as well as, by future generations!! You see those women chopping wood for using as firewood for cooking food tonight? For them, cooking a meal tonight is the “larger picture”.

But, for a Guru, who need not be a religious teacher, but looks to the welfare of a Society at large, the “larger picture” in this example would be to somehow save the mango tree from being chopped, so that everyone can eat its fruit for posterity. So how does he save this tree? If he tells you “the spirits of your ancestors” live on this tree, then you would think twice before chopping this tree.

Now you decide whether you are looking at the short term picture or the long term picture. Arguing about whether you need to chop the tree down for firewood today or to enjoy its fruits in perpetuity.”

There was a long silence, before Ahmad answered “I never looked at this issue in that light. I am going to follow the Yogic practices and visit India, to see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in person.”

He wanted me to come the next day to Kumasi to see his literature on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and other spiritual leaders, as well as, the Yogic practices he wanted to follow, but as I was leaving for India the next day, I could not meet Ahmad again.

The Postage stamps: A description of the Stamps commemorating the International Day of Yoga:

The Stamp depicts the Logo of the International Day of Yoga where folding of both hands symbolises Yoga, the union, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of the universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body and man and nature.

The green leaves symbolise Nature.

The blue symbolises the Water element, the holistic approach to health and well-being.

The brown leaves symbolise the Earth element.

Brightness symbolises the Fire Element.

The Sun symbolises the source of Energy and Inspiration.

The logo in its entirety reflects harmony and peace and equanimity for humanity, which is the true essence of Yoga.

The above is the First Day Cover (FDC) issued to commemorate the “International Day of Yoga”.

A Yogi sitting in the “Poorna Padmasana” posture (the Lotus position) is seen meditating, in perfect harmony with nature, (represented by the green leaves around him which through the process of photosynthesis give him fresh oxygen to breathe and the stylised Sun’s life-giving energy in the background,  can be seen towards the lower bottom of the FDC. Also, on the Cancellation Stamp dated 21.06.2015 of Pune GPO (on the Rupees Five stamp) and the stamp itself, can be seen an image of the logo of the International Day of Yoga.



The Miniature stamp sheet of the Five Rupee Stamp shows various persons in seven different Yogic postures, in perfect harmony with nature with green leaves around them and a stylized sun on the top left corner shining on the blue Earth.

The Brochure accompanying the FDC and stamps shows the logo of the International Day of Yoga.

The Details/Specifications of the Stamps are as under:

Date of Issue: 21.06.2015

Denomination: Rs.5.00 or 500 paise

Stamp/FDC/Brochure Designer: Kamleshwar Singh

No. of Stamps printed: 0.6 million or 600,000

Miniature sheets: 0.2 million or 200,000

Printing Process: Wet Off-set

Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad.

The Commemorative coins issued on the occasion: 

Mumbai Mint has brought out a two – coin commemorative set for this occasion in the denominations of Rs.100/- and Rupees 10/- in both the Proof (Rs.3700/- for each set) and uncirculated (Rs.3010/- for each set) varieties.

 The Cover of the Coin Album containing the Commemorative coins Proof set of Rs.100/- and Rs.10/-. Mentioned on the cover is "Commemorative coins"  and "Saamanjasya Evam Shanti Ke Liye Yog" (in Devnagri)  and “Yoga for Harmony and Peace” (in English). The Date of organizing the event world-wide  International Day of Yoga “21 June” is also mentioned.
The inner pages of the Coin Album mentions the essence of the International day of Yoga Emblem:

"Folding of both hands symbolises Yoga, the union, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of the universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body and man and nature.

The green leaves symbolise Nature.

The blue symbolises the Water element, the holistic approach to health and well-being.

The brown leaves symbolise the Earth element.

Brightness symbolises the Fire Element.

The Sun symbolises the source of Energy and Inspiration.

The logo in its entirety reflects harmony and peace and equanimity for humanity, which is the true essence of Yoga." 
Also seen on Page 3 are the Obverse faces of the Rs.100/- and Rs.10/- Coins included in this set. 


  The Obverse faces of the 2 coins showing their denominational values Rs.100/- and Rs.10/-.

The Obverse of the Rs.100/- and Rs.10/- coins shows the Lion Capitol in the top centre with the words “Satyameva Jayate” (meaning “Truth Always Prevails”) in Hindi/Devnagri inscribed below it, below which is the denominational value of the coin preceded by the rupee symbol. On the left periphery is the name of the country “Bharat” (in Hindi/Devnagri) and on the right periphery is mentioned “India” (in English).
 Pages 4 & 5 pf the coin Album show the Reverse faces of the Rs.100/- and Rs.10/- coins together with the Specifications of the Coins.

The specifications of the coins are as under:

Rupees One Hundred (Rs.100/-) coin: 
Shape & Outside Diameter: Circular, 44 mm; No. of serrations: 200; Weight: 35 gms; Metal Composition: Quaternary Alloy: Silver- 50%, Copper- 40%, Nickel- 5%, Zinc- 5%.

The Rs. 10/- coin was bimetallic. Its shape is circular, and its outer diameter is 27 mm. Its weight is 7.71 gms. The metal composition of the coin is: 
Outer Ring: (Aluminium Bronze): Copper: 92%; Aluminium: 6 %; Nickel: 2%; Centre piece: (Cupro Nickel): Copper: 75%; Nickel: 25%. 

 

 The Reverse faces of the 2 coins in the denominations of Rs.100/- and Rs.10/-. 
   The Reverses of the Rs 100/- and Rs.10/- coins show an inscription on the left periphery “Antarrashtriya Yog Divas” (in Hindi/Devnagri) and “International Day of Yoga” on the right periphery.

 In the centre is the emblem of the International Day of Yoga and its slogan/motto "Saamanjasya Evam Shanti Ke Liye Yog" (in Devnagri)  and “Yoga for Harmony and Peace” (in English). The Date of organizing the event world-wide “21 June” also appears on this face.

The year of celebration “2015” is mentioned at the bottom, together with the “M” Mint mark of the Mumbai mint, which is reserved for Proof coins. The Uncirculated varieties will carry the usual “Diamond” Mint mark of the Mumbai Mint. 
The Logo of the International Day of Yoga:
                   

Posted on 03.05.2016:

The above is an image of a 100 stamps sheet titled "Yoga" in the denomination of 25 Paise each, printed by India Security Press, Nasik Road, under the 11th Definitive Series Programme. Definitive stamps are used for day - to - day postal mailing purposes and are available in various ascending denominations from 25 paisa onwards at all postal counters.

Mr Ramchandra Lalingkar has explained the use of "Definitive Stamps" as follows:

"These 25 paise stamps are being used regularly every week, fortnight or month by 'Registered periodicals' which are in hundreds through out India (including our monthly magazine 'Samvad'). Because such a concession in postage is being granted by Postal Authorities as per Postal rules only. 

For upto 50 grams weight per 'article' this concession is granted. If the weight exceeds 50 grams, then an additional 25 paise stamp is required to be affixed upto 100 grams, and so on. 

For getting this concessional postage facility the publisher has to apply on prescribed forms every three years to renew the facility along with enclosures of proper records which are maintained by the publishing office. This is a very cumbersome job & we as a Pensioner's Association (being Publisher of our monthly magazine "Samvad") are following this 
procedure for the past decade or so. 

Saving huge sums on account of postages:

To save thousands of rupees on a/c of postages, we have to do this. Otherwise we have to pay Rs.4/- as postage per issue of "Samvad" every month. And our membership is at present more than 12500 & increasing every month. So calculate the amount of postage that would have been incurred by us every month. 

There is another facility also granted to us by postal authorities as per rules that we can dispatch Samvad without affixing 25 paise postal stamps as our number of articles to be posted every month is quite large & it is not possible for the post office to provide us that many number of stamps every month. So they give us a bill of postages every month & we have to pay it and show their receipt next month when we go to Market Yard PSO (Postal Sub-Office) on 25th of the month. 

In India, there are periodicals like India Today, The Week, and so on....... who have been granted such concessions "Without Prepayment of Postage". 

You will observe that on last page on top, there is printed this authorization granted by postal authorities." 

Posted on 19.07.2016:

I have yesterday received a Commemorative Uncirculated Rs.10/- Coin from the Hyderabad Mint on the “International Yoga Day-2015”.



                                 The Cover of the Coin Album
The Coin Album Cover shows the Emblem of the “International Day of Yoga – 21 June” with an inscription below the stylised image of the Yoga practitioner “Yoga for Harmony & Peace”. The inscriptions on the album are “Smarak Sikka” (in Hindi) and “COMMEMORATIVE COIN” (in English).



                         The inner pages 2 and 3 of the Coin Album



                                     Page 2 of the Coin Album

The text on this page reads, inter alia:

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.

It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness. Yoga is not a religion it is a way of life. Yoga transcends age, culture and unites the world.

On 01.12.2014, the 193 member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) established 21st June as the “International Day of Yoga”. The first International Day of Yoga was observed the world over on June 21, 2015.

The Logo of the “International Day of Yoga”:Folding of both hands symbolises Yoga, the union, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of the universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body and man and nature, a holistic approach to health and well-being. The logo reflects harmony and peace which is the essence of Yoga.

On 21st June 2015, about 35,985 people, including the Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations performed 21 Yoga Asanas (postures) for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi”.



Page 3 of the Coin Album shows a woman sitting in the Padma Asana posture (Lotus posture) meditating as part of her Yoga exercises/routine. This page also has the Obverse face of the Rs.10/- coin contained in the Coin Album.

The specifications of this coin:

Denomination: Rs.10/-;

OUTER RING (ALUMINIUM BRONZE): Copper-92%, Aluminium – 6%, Nickel – 2%.

CENTRE PIECE (CUPRO-NICKEL): Copper–75%; Nickel: 25%.



                                  Obverse of the Rs.10/- coin
The Obverse of the coin shows the Emblem of the Government of India – the Lion Capitol, together with the inscription “Satyameva Jayate (meaning “Truth Always Prevails”). The country name is given on the left and right peripheries – “Bharat” (in Hindi) and “India” (in English). The denomination of the coin “Rs.10” is given at the bottom of this face.



                                  Pages 4 and 5 of the Coin Album



Page 4 of the Coin Album contains the Reverse of the coin, images of persons performing various Asanas of Yoga and more specifications of this coin:

Dimensions:

Diameter: 27.00 mm; Weight: 7.71 gms.



                       Reverse of the Rs.10/- coin
The Reverse of the coin shows the emblem of the International Day of Yoga. On the outer periphery starting from left to right is “Antarrashtriya Yog Divas” (in Hindi) and “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA” (in English). Below the emblem are the date “21 JUNE” and the year of issue “2015”. The “Star” Mint Mark of the Hyderabad Mint is below the year of issue.



Page 5 of the Coin album shows an image of the Reverse of the Rs.10/- coin, a Rs.5/- stamp issued on the occasion and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yogic exercises together with 35,985 people on Janpath, New Delhi.



The Back Cover of the Coin Album gives a brief description about the Hyderabad Mint.

Posted on 30.06.2017

An International Yoga Day emblem "Rangoli" ("Rangoli" is an art form of India in which patterns are created on the floors, in living rooms, courtyards, at the entrance of a building, park or house etc. using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand, powder , or flower petals). 
This Rangoli was created by a group of young students outside the "Jogger's Park" venue where the third International Yoga Day activities were being held on 21.06.2017, in which we were all taking part.













Links to posts on Indian Post-Cards:

1) Historical First Day Covers on Post Cards compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle on Post Independence India

2) For Part I of the DYKS (32) "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" (Part I) - Description of 16 birds with picture postcards)

3) For Part II of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

4) For Part III of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas" please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

5) Two Series of Postage Stamps issued during the reign of George V: Inauguration of New Delhi in 1931 and Silver Jubilee of the reign of George V in 1935 compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle   

6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

7) Himalayan Lakes: Chanratal, Roop Kund, Sela, Tsangu and Tsomo Riri: A set of five post cards issued by India Post in 2015 

8)  Incredible India: (Part I) A set of 48 Post Cards issued by India Post in 2015
9) Incredible India: (Part II) A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
10)   Incredible India: (Part III): A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
 11) Olympic Events: A set of 12 Post cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016  

12) "Orchids": A set of 12 postcards issued by the Karnataka Postal Cicle of India Post, with designs inspired by 6 Stamps on Orchids issued by India Post on 21.10.1991 and 6 Stamps issued on 08.08.2016 

13) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 Post-cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

14) Sundarban (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

15) Sundarban (Part II): A set of 48 Post cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

16) Sundarban (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

17) Football Legendaries: A set of 18 Postcards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

18) Wild India - Mammals: Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

19) Wild India - Mammals (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

20) Wild India - Mammals Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

21) Butterflies of India (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

22) Butterflies of India (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

23) Butterflies of India (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

24) Beetles: A set of five stylised Post Cards issued by the Chennai Postal Circle of India Post 

25) Endangered Species (Birds): (Part I) Greater Adjutant Stork: A set of four picture Post Cards issued by India Post 

26) Endangered (Bird) Species: (Part II) The Lesser Florican: A set of four post cards issued by India Post 
  
Maximum or Maxim Cards: 

1) Did You Know series (33): 1) Maxim or Maximum Cards 2) A set of 5 Maximum Cards issued by the Department of Posts, India to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad 

2) Orchids: A set of six Maxim or Maximum Cards issued by the Karnatala Postal Circle, India Post on 08.08.2016

3) Exotic Birds: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 05.12.2016 

4) Nature: India: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

5) Headgears of India: A set of 16 Maxim Cards issued by Chennai Postal Circle of India Post on 10.02.2017 

6) Means of Transport through the Ages: A set of 20 Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.03.2017: 

"My Stamps" Albums:

1) "Ajanta & Ellora Caves": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita and Rajeev

 2) "Ghats of Varanasi": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita

3) "Sun Temple, Konark": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

4) "Fairy Queen": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

5) "Mahabodhi Temple": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 
  
 6) "Port Blair Island": "My Stamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev

 Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2017:

1) Splendour of India: Happy New Year: A set of 12 Stamps issued by India Post on 01.01.2017

2) 350th Prakash Utsav: Guru Gobind Singh Ji: A commemorative Stamp of Rs.10/- brought out by India Post on 05.01.2017

3) India-Portugal: Joint Issue: A set of two Stamps commemorating the Dandiya and Pauliteiros Dances issued by India Post on 07.01.2017 

4) Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (or MGR) Birth Centenary : A Commeorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 17.01.2017 

5) Nature: India: A set of six commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

6) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB): A commemorative stamp of Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 30.01.2017 

7) Headgears of India: A set of 16 stamps issued by India Post on 10.02.2017 

8) Bicentenary of the Raising of the Poona Horse Regiment  (July 1817 - July 2017): A Commemorative 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 11.02.2017 

9) Centenary of Ramjas College: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 13.02.2017 

10) Ladybird Beetle: A set of four Stamps brought out by India Post on 23.02.2017 

11) Yogada Satsang Society of India Centennial Celebrations: A 00 Paise or Rs./ stamp issued by India Post on 07.03.2017

12) Means of Transport Through The Ages: A set of 20 stamps issued by India Post on 25.03.2017 

13) Kotmi Sonar Crocodile Reserve/Park: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle on 29.01.2017 during a Philatelic Exhibition titled "BILASPEX 2017" 

14) Cub Scouts: Celebrating the Centenary of the Cub Scouts Movement in India and abroad in 2016 by issuing a commemorative stamp by India Post on 30.03.2017

15) Shivneri Fort: A Special cover brought out by Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 30.03.2017  

16) Ahmednagar Fort: A Special Cover brought out by the Philatelic Bureau, Pune and Maharashtra Postal circle of India Post on 30.03.2017 

17) World Theatre Day: A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 27.03.2017 

18) Coffee Stamp Rs.100/- (Part I) : The Strange Case of "Non-Fragrance" Wet Off-Set Stamps passed on as "Coffee Fragrance Stamps" by India post, thus defrauding/cheating its customers, released on 23.04.2017 

19) Coffee Stamp Rs.100/-: (Part II) The Strange Case of "Non-Fragrance" Wet Off-set Stamps passed on as "Coffee Fragrance Stamps" by India Post, thus defrauding/cheating its customers, released on 23.04.2017 

20) Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ambedkar Institute of telecom Training, Jabalpur: 75 years of its establishment: A commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 22.04.2017: 

21) Logo on Leaf (Cachet): TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 05.01.2017: 

22) Traditional Sarees of Tamilnadu: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 05.01.2017 

23) 250 Years of Thyagabrahmam or Tyagayya or Saint Thyagaraja: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017

24) Thiruvarur Temple Car: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017 

25) Lord Arthanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode:TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017  

26) Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library: TANAPEX 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017 

27) Spice of India: Turmeric: TANAPEX - 2017: A Special Cover released on 06.01.2017 

28) Legends of Tamil Cinema: 1) Samikannu Vincent 2) T.P. Rajalakshmi 3) M.G. Ramachandran : TANAPEX 2017: Three Special Covers issued on 07.01.2017   

 29) "Deekshabhoomi": The place of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's initiation into Buddhism: Two Commemorative stamps of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination issued by India Post on 14.04.2017

30) Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Tarigonda Vengamamba & Atukuri Molla: A set of 3 Stamps of 500 Paise each issued on 26.04.2017

31) Ramanujacharya: Millennium (1017-2017): 1000th Birth Anniversary: A commemorative stamp of 2500 Paise or Rs.25/- brought out by India Post on 01.05.2017 

32) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI): A 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 05.05.2017 
  
33) Champaran Satyagrah Centenary: (1917-2017): Three commemorative stamps issued by India Post in the denominations of Rs.5/-, Rs.10/-, and Rs.25/- on 13.05.2017: 

 34) Torna Fort: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 29.03.2017

35) Sinhagad Fort: A Special Cover brought out by Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2017
Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2016:

1)  Special India Post Cover  carried in a dedicated Hot Air Balloon flown during the II International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, released by Tamilnadu Circle of India Post in January 2016

2) "Vibrant India": Postage Stamps issued by India Post on this theme

3) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nasik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 1) Spl. Covers on Pandu Leni Caves and Smt. Kusum Dhirubhai Mehta released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 16.01.2016 

4) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.2016: (Part 2) Spl.Covers on Kalaram temple and Nashik "Grape City & Wine Capital of India" released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 17.01.2016 

5) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 3) Spl. Covers on "Nashik Dhol" and "Dr. Anand Gopalrao Joshi" released by Maharashtra postal Circle on 18.01.2016 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 

7) Celebrating 75 Years of setting up of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal : Commemorative Postage Stamps brought out by India Post. 

8) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06 - 09.02.2016: (Part 1): Spl. Covers on "Indian Dak Runner" & "The PUNPEX-16 logo" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 06.02.2016 

9) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 2): Spl. Cover on "Butterflies of Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

10) PUNPEX - 16  held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 3): Spl. Cover on "Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

11) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 4): Spl. Cover on "Migratory Birds of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh" released on 07.02.2016 

12) "Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib": Spl. Cover released by HP Postal Circle, of India Post 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

14) "Jal Mahotsav" on the River Narmada from 12-21.02.2016: Spl Cover issued by the Department of Posts, India 

15) "Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv", Ujjain 22.04.2016-21.05.2016: MAPPEX-2016 Spl Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, India Post on 07.02.2016 

16) Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh: MAPPEX 2016: A Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General , Indore Region, Indore, on 05.02.2016 

17) Golden Jubilee of The Statesman Vintage & Classic car Rally": Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi on 28.02.2016 

18) Mahamaham Kumbha Mela Festival, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu: February 13-22, 2016. Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai, India Post. 

19) "Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli " in New Delhi: "UTSAV 2016"- A Special cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 17.02.2016 

20) Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Birth Centenary celebrations : A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi, India Post on 15.02.2016

21) Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued on 17.02.2016 by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi 

22) National Science Centre Delhi: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi , Department of Posts, India on 16.02.2016 

23) Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Vasantrao Srinivassa Sinai Dempo: A Rs.5/- Stamp issued by  India Post on 04.03.2016 

24) 150th Anniversary of the Allahabad High Court : Commemorative Stamps & Coins issued by the Department of Posts, India & India Government Mint, Mumbai respectively 

25) National Archives of India (Part 1): 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Commemorative Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India on 13.03.2016 

26) The Gilgit Record (Manuscripts): National Archives of India (Part 2) A 30 paise Stamp issued in 1979,  by the Department of Posts, India. 

27) "A Minor Rock Edict" of Samrat ashok found in Gujarra , Distt. Datia M.P. : A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region, MP Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India

28) "Batesara Group of Temples": A Special Cover issued by Indore Region, M.P. Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India 

29) "India-UN Women HeForShe Programme": Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post  

30) Fire Services of India: A Rs. 5/- Stamp issued by the department of posts, india to honour the "Fire Services of India

31) Govardhanram Tripathi: Commemorative Rs.5/ Stamps brought out in his honour by the Department of Posts, India. 

32) The "Everlasting Flame international Programme 2016": A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts, India. 

33) "Ahimsa Ball": Commemorating the 10th Installation Ceremony of the Ball: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 26.04.2016 

34) "BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 14-16 April 2016, held at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle on 14.04.2016 

35) "25th Shukla Day Coin and Philately Fair" held from 22-24.04.2016 at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 22.04.2016 

36) "Indian Coast Guard Air Station Chennai Silver Jubilee": A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 07.03.2016 

37) Swami Chidananda: A Rs.5/- Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 21.05.2016, celebrating his Birth Centenary. 

38) "Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016 

39) Tata Power: Commemorating the centenary of the establishment of The Company by India Post, by issuing Rs.5/- stamps on 10.06.16 

 40) "Surya Namaskar": The theme of second International Day of Yoga: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 21.06.2016

41) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Jharkhand: DEOPEX:2016: A Special Cover issued by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

42) "Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar": DEOPEX-2016: A Special Cover issued on him by Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

43) "Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur": A Special Cover issued by the Rajasthan Postal Circle, India Post on 28.02.2016 

44) "Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme - 2016": A Spcial Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 03.05.2016 

45) The Indian Institute of Architects: Commemorating the Centenary year of the Institute by issuing a Special Cover by Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 12.05.2016  

46) Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300): A Special Cover issued on the Induction of MiG-29Ks and de-induction of Sea Harriers in the Squadron, by the Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 11.05.2016 

47) State Trading Corporation : Celebrating 60 Glorious Years: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, India Post on 18.05.2016 

48) Christ Church Fort Teppakullam, Tirichirappalli: 250th Anniversary Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle, India Post on 17.05.2016 

49) "BSE" (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange): Commemorating the 140th Year of its establishment: A Rs.5/- commemorative stamp brought out by India Post on 09.07.2016 

50) "VIKAS PARV - CHHAU DANCE": A Special Cover issued by Jharkhand Postal Circle on 17.06.16 

51) 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on 26-27 May 2016 at Shillong: A Special Cover brought out by the NE Postal Circle of India Post, on 03.06.2016 

52) Platinum Jubilee of the First Philatelic Bureau set up in Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 21.06.2016 

53) Chennai Book Fair: A Special Cover issued by the Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 01.06.2016

54) Chennai Book Fair (Part II) A.K. Chettiar : One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

55) Chennai Book Fair (Part III): T.Janakiraman: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

56) Chennai Book Fair (Part IV): P.V. Akilandam: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

57) Chennai Book Fair (Part V): D. Jayakanthan: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

58) Chennai Book Fair : (Part VI): Pudhumaipithan: One of Six Eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

59) Chennai Book Fair: (Part VII): Va Ramasamy: One of six eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

60) Tadoba Andhari National Park: Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on "International Tiger Day" at Nagpur on 29.07.2016 

61) Tara Mata Temple Shimla: Famous Temples of Himachaal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover issued by HP Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

62) Bagla Mukhi Temple, Bankhandi, Kangra: Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover released by the H.P. Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016  

63) Chintpurni Temple , Chintpurni Una, HP: Famous temples of Himachal {radesh Sries: A Special Cover released by H.P.Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

64) Ter-Centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur: A Special Cover brought out by Delhi P0stal Circle of Indiapost on 20.06.2016 

65) "Rio 2016" Summer Olympics: Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016

66) "Orchids": A set of 6 Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post on 08.08.2016  

67) Indian Metal Crafts: A set of six Stamps issued by India Post on 26.08.2016 

68) Independence Day - Tourism in India: A Rs. 25/- Commemorative Stamp issued by India Post on 15.08.2016 

69) "Kargil Diwas" - A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 26.07.2016 

70) Jagadguru Shri Shivrathri Rajendra Swamy : A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out on his Birth Centenary on 27.08.2016 

71) Lady Hardinge Medical College: Commemorating the Centenary of establishment of LHMC by issue of Rs.5/- stamps by India Post on 23.09.2016 

72) Swachh Bharat Mission: Second set of Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 02.10.2016

73) Induction of C-130: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise issued by India Post on 06.10.2016 

74) Central Water and Power Research Station, (CWPRS) Pune: A commemorative Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post commemorating the Centenary Celabrations of establishment of the CWPRS

75) Kanger Valley National Park, Jagdalpur: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle, India Post on 26.06.2016 

76) Jagadish Chandra Bose (Great Scientist): A Special Cover brought out by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 15.02. 2016 

77) "Near Threatened Birds": (Series I): Stamps issued by India Post to create awareness about four Near Threatened (NT) Bird species on 17.10.2016 

78) "Varanasi City": A set of Commemorative Stamps brought out by India Post on 24.10.2016

79) National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas): Salute to the Unifier of India: A Commemorative postage stamp brought out on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by India Post on 31.10.2016 

80) 50 Years of Haryana: A Commemorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 01.11.2016 

81) Mahseer: A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region of the Department of Posts, in coordination with the Forest Department Madhya Pradesh on 09.09.2016 

82) Third Battalion:The Garhwal Rifles: A Commemorative postage stamp issued to celebrate the Centenary of the Battalion's Raising day in 1916. Stamp issued by India Post on 19.11.2016 

83) "Picnic": The theme of Children's day 2016: Two commemorative stamps brought out by Indiapost in the denominations of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- each on 14.11.2016 

84) Nobel Prize Winners of India: A Special Cover brought out by Rajasthan Postal Circle of India Post in co-ordination with the Philatelic Society of India and St. Xavier's School, Jaipur on 21.10.2016 

85) Chilika Lake: A Special Cover issued by the Odisha Postal Circle of India Post at the National Philatelic Exhibition on Nature and Environment - 30.09.2016 to 02.12.2016 on 30.09.2016 

86) Exotic Birds: A set of six Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 05.12.16 

87) Akshardham Temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj: A set of two stamps issued by India Post on 07.12.2016 

88) AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences): A Rs. 5/- commemorative stamp issued on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of establishment of AIIMs on 03.12.16

89) Season's Greetings: A set of two Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 23.12.2016 

90) Samrat Vikramadittya: A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out by India Post on 22.12.2016 

91) 150 Years of setting up of the first building of Hardayal Heritage Public Library in 1866: Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 26.12.16 

92) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 26.12.2016 

93) Deendayal Upadhyaya: Birth centenary commemoration (1916-2016) A Commemorative stamp of Rs.10/- issued on him by India Post on 29.12.16 

94) Legendary Singers of India: A set of 10 stamps issued by India Post on 30.12.2016 

95) State Bank of Mysore (SBM): A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 16.12.2016 

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2014 and 2015:

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil - A set of four stamps issued by India Post.

2) Commemorative Stamps on "Swachh Bharat" Mission

3) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

4) Commemorative Stamps on "Indian Ocean & Rajenda Chola I"

5) International Day of Yoga - "Commemorative Stamps & Coins" 

6) India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Commemorative Stamps

7) Commemorative Stamps on 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of "Engineers India Limited"

8Bicentenary of the "Old Theological Seminary" (OTS) Kottayam, Kerala

9Commemorative stamps issued on Nabakalabera (Jagannath Temple, Puri)

10) Commemorative stamps issued on an Indian Game called "Sagol Kangjei" originated in Manipur, from which Polo was adapted all over the World  

11) Samrat Ashok - Commemorative Stamps issued on the legendary Emperor of Ancient India 

12) Women Empowerment - Commemorative Stamps

13) Baba Amte - Commemorative Stamps 

14) Did You Know Series (4): A sample of the beautiful stamps brought out by Department of Posts, India 

15) 10th World Hindi Conference held at Bhopal - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts India

16) 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War: Commemorative stamps issued by Department of Posts, India. 

17) Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedker by Department of Posts, India with a stamp titled "Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution" 

18) The "Charkha" or the Spinning Wheel: Commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India 

19) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

20) 50th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF): Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

21) 3rd India- Africa Forum Summit at New Delhi - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India 

22) Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post.

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post.  

24) India-Singapore Joint issue: 50 Years of Bilateral Relationship: Two Commemorative Stamps issued by India-Post. 

25) Celebrating 60 years (Golden Jubilee) of EEPC India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

26) Centenary of the setting up of the Zoological Survey of India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

27) Celebrating Children's Day on November 14th - Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post. 

28) Musicians of India - Commemorating Classical Musicians of India by issue of Stamps by India Post. 

29) Sumitranandan Pant (poet and writer) : Commemorative postage stamps issued on him by India Post 

30) Golden Jubilee of the Establishment of the IDSA, New Delhi: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

31) 100 Years of Return of Mahatma Gandhi to India in 1915: Commemorative postage stamps issued by India Post 

32) Commemorating Alugumuthu Kone, one of the first Freedom Fighters against the British: Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

33) Centennial of the Patna High Court of Judicature: Commoemrative Stamps issued by India Post  

34) Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla: A Commemorative 500 Paise Stamp issued by India Post on 20.06.2014 

35) Commemorating 150 Years of the Kuka Movement: A commemorative Stamp brought out by India Post on 24.12.2014

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on stamps issued in 2013: 

1) Commemorative Postage stamps on the "Wild Flowers of India" issued by India Post.

2) 100 Years of Indian Cinema: 50 commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

3) INS Vikramaditya: Celebrating the induction of the Aircraft Carrier into the Indian Navy: A Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 04.12.2013

4) 50 Years of Nagaland: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 01.12.2013 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2012:

1) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part I) - Warli Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012

2) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part II) - Shekhaati Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012 

3) History of the Ancient & Modern Olympics and Paralympics & commemorative coins issued during the London Olympics and Paralympics: Also, includes a set of four stamps issued by India Post on 25.07.2012

4) National Mathematics Day: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 22.12.2012 

5) The Scinde Horse: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 16.11.2012 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2011:

1) Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.100/- issued on Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Cloth for the first time ever by India Post.

2) Commemorating 100 Years of the Establishment of the ICMR: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 08.11.2011 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2010:

1) Princely States of Indore, Sirmoor, Bamra and Cochin : Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

2) Crafts Museum, New Delhi: A set of two Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 21.12.2010 

3) Lalit Kala Akademi: A Rs.5/- stamp brought out by India Post on 31.12.2010 

4) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2010

5) Central Bank of India: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- celebrating the Centenary of the establishment of the Bank brought out by India Post on 23.12.2010 

List of Commemorative stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2009:

1) The Silent Valley: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee (25 Years) of setting up the Silent Valley National Park by issue of a stamp on 15.11.2009 

2) Pterospernum acerifolium (or Muchkunda): A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 06.03.2009 

3) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2009 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts issued in 2008: 

1) Centenary of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Commemorative Stamps brought out by Indiapost in 2008

2) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 Years of Banking in India: A Rs.5/- Commemorative Postage Stamp issued depicting the SCB Mumbai Heritage Building 

3) "Aldabra Giant Tortoise": A commemorative postage stamp brought out by India Post in 2008 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2007:

1) 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post  

2) International Day of Disabled Persons (Since renamed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities): A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 03.12.2007 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts  in 2005:

 1) Celebrating 200 years of exciting heritage of State Bank of India

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2004:

 1) XVIII Summer Olympic Games, Athens Greece (2004): A Presentation set of four stamps issued by India Post on 13.08.2004

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 1996:

1) Spirit of the Olympic Games, Athens-Atlanta: Celebrating the Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games: A set of two stamps issued

List of Commemorative Stamps issued  posts in 1964:
 
1) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & the INA: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 23.01.1964

Commemorative stamps issued in 1931, 1947 and 1950:

1) Three Series of original Indian stamps which depict : Inauguration of New Delhi (1931), First Independent India postage stamps (1947) and Republic of India Inauguration (1950)

 Postage Stamps from Thailand depicting Buddhist Jataka Tales:

1) Thailand postage stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Magha Puja Day (Part I)

2) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Asalha Puja Day (Part II)  

3) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Visakha Puja Day (Part III)

4) Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales

Other Postage stamps from Thailand:

5) "Nang Yai" (or Shadow Play Puppets"): International Letter Writing Week - 2008: Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by Thailand Post on 04.10.2008

Forever Stamps from United States Postal Service (USPS):

1) Forever Stamps: A Series of Stamps commemorating the "US Civil War 1861-1865"

2) Forever Stamps: The Hindu Festival of Lights - Diwali (2016) 

Postage Stamps from the Bailiwick of Jersey

1) "Man of Steel": A Superman movie. Jersey post stamps commemorating a local lad Henry William Dalgliesh who played Superman in the Movie 

Postage Stamps from Gibraltar:

1) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal guidepost/landmark in Liberty and Freedom: A miniature stamp sheet issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau

Postage Stamps from Great Britain/UK:


1) Celebrating the Centenary of Agatha Christie's first Crime Novel and 40th Anniversary of her passing away by issue of a set of 6 stamps by Royal Mail, UK 

2) Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday: A Souvenir Sheet issued by the Royal Mail, UK featuring four generations of Windsors on 21.04.16

3) Songbirds of Great Britain: A set of 10 Stamps issued by Royal Mail UK on 04.05.2017
 
Postage Stamps issued by Hongkong Post:

1) Working Dogs in Government Service: A sheetlet showing six dogs issued by Hongkong Post in June 2012

Postage Stamps issued by New Zealand Post

1) ICC Cricket World Cup - 2015 14 Commemorative Stamps issued with the theme "Have A Ball"

International Philately Exhibitions :

1) World Stamp Show New York 2016

2) Thailand 2016 - FIAP 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition 10-15 August 2016

3) PHILATAIPEI 2016: World Stamp Championship Exhibition 21.10.2016 to 26.10.2016

4) National Postal Week: 09 to 15.10.2016



8 comments:

  1. Choudhary Roy S has commented:
    "Waah... So nice....!!!"

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    1. Thank you for your appreciative comment.

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  2. Jayashree Mukherjee has commented:
    "Very informative as usual".

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  3. Maggie Ksing has commented:
    "Sumi, when did you do this sketch, it is quite good."

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    1. Sumita Chaudhry has replied:
      "Actually still working on it. Rajeev was in a hurry to put it up".

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  4. Poonam Gupta has commented on Sumita Chaudhry's sketch:
    "Wow. Great bhabi ... It's really very nice ..."

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    1. Sumita Chaudhry has replied:
      "Thankyou Poonam. But you know it can never be anywhere close to the original".

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