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215) Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post: Baba Amte (or Murlidhar Devidas Amte) (24.12.1914 – 09.02.1988) : Contributor to Indian Society and a Prominent Social Worker:



215) Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post:

 Baba Amte  (or Murlidhar Devidas Amte) (24.12.1914 – 09.02.1988) : Contributor to Indian Society and a Prominent Social Worker: 


Murlidhar Devidas Amte, who is popularly known as “Baba Amte” was born at Hingaighat, Wardha, Maharashtra on 24.12.1914. He came to be known as Baba, not because he was a saint but because his parents addressed him by that name. Baba Amte is particularly well known for his work as a Social worker and social activist, particularly in the cause of rehabilitation and empowerment of the poor people suffering from Leprosy.

His Family & Early life:

He belonged to a family of Brahmin “Jagirdars” (“landed gentry”), nevertheless despite his high class birth, Baba Amte was often seen eating with and sharing his belongings with the servants and playing with lower caste children. As a nine year old, he was so moved by a blind beggar that he dropped several silver coins in his begging bowl.

He obtained a degree in Law in 1936, and started his practice as an advocate in Wardha. Soon after, deeply moved by the poverty and degradation of the peasantry, he began organising farmers’ cooperatives. He was often seen working with sweepers (“safai karmcharis”) and carriers of night soil.

He worked as a volunteer at sites affected by disaster, such as the Quetta Earthquake of 1935, and the Bengal Famine in the early 1940s. Influenced by Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, he took an active part in the freedom struggle and was sentenced for organising the advocates to represent imprisoned Nationalist leaders.

He was influenced by Sane Guruji, a social reformer from Maharashtra.

Baba Amte gave up his property and legal practice to set up a “Shram Ashram” (meaning “Hermitage of Labour”) with the support of his wife, Sadhana (nee Guleshastri) whom he married in 1946 after he was moved on seeing her leave a wedding party to help an old servant.

He went to her parent’s house and sought her hand in marriage saying that he was the most suitable groom for her as they both shared common interests in helping the poor and down-trodden persons of Society.

 Social work:

He worked whole-heartedly to improve the dismal social and economic conditions of the social outcastes. It was the sight of a person in advanced stages of leprosy that was the turning point in his life and influenced him to take a pledge to work for the care and rehabilitation of leprosy patients.

He initially founded three ashrams for treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients, disabled persons and persons from the marginalised sections of the society in Maharashtra, India.

In 1949, he attended a six month course on leprosy at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. He even allowed his body to be used for an experiment to grow leprae germs. As it was ineffective, the experiment was abandoned later.

He started treating leprosy patients in 60 villages around Warora by moving across villages on foot. Initially, he set up 11 weekly clinics and later started “Anandwan” (Forest of Joy), where his wife & he dug out several layers of mud in temperatures sometimes as high as 47 degree C, before they would strike a water source.

On 15.08.1949, he started a hospital in “Anandwan” under a tree.

In 1973, he founded the “Lok Biradari Prakalp” to work for the Madia Gond tribals of Gadchiroli District.

Founding of a Charitable Organisation called “Maharogi Sewa Samiti” (“Chronically Sick Persons Welfare Organisation”) & “Anandwan” (“Forest of Joy”):

Also in the same year (1949), he founded the “Maharogi Sewa Samiti”, a registered charity, which remained a medium for his activities. He set up a commune for leprosy patients, (which was registered in 1951), along with his wife and two sons and six leprosy patients, which is called “Anandwan” (meaning “Forest of Joy”).

Anandwan soon became the nerve centre of Baba Amte’s relentless crusade for helping leprosy patients to become self-confident individuals capable of co-operative and creative leadership.

The inhabitants of Anandwan were trained into cultivating land so as to become self-sufficient and the establishment grew and included a clinic with two hospital wards, primary school for the visually impaired, school for hearing and speech impaired, a College of Agriculture and an orphanage.

In addition to Anandwan, Baba Amte, also founded “Somnath” and “Ashokwan” Ashrams for treating leprosy patients.

Baba Amte also worked tirelessly for improving the health of the tribals.

Concern about National Integration, Religious Harmony and Environmental Awareness:

With a view to bring about National Integration and keeping communal violence in check, Baba Amte undertook a pan-India “Bharat Jodo Yatra” (“Unite India Journey”) in December 1985 from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and covered different States reiterating his vision of peace, containing religious fundamentalism, linguistic and territorial differences/animosity and to keep the interests of the country above individuals as well as to generate environmental awareness.

In 1988, he undertook another Bharat Jodo Movement and travelled from Assam to Gujarat with the same vision in mind.

He was actively associated with the “Narmada Bachao Aandolan” and he voiced his protest against the displacement of persons affected by building a dam across the river Narmada.

Awards & Public honours:

Baba Amte was conferred upon, the Padma Shree in 1971 and the Padma Vibhushan and the Welfare of the Disabled Award in 1986.

He also received the Damien-Dutton Award in 1983 and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1985.

He was also conferred upon the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights (1988) and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 1999.

Some other Awards conferred on him include – “Rashtriya Bhushan”, FIE Foundation Ichalkaranji  (1978), Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work (1979), N.D. Diwan Award, National Society for equal Opportunities for the handicapped (NASEOH) Mumbai (1980), Ramshastri Award, Ramshastri Prabhune Foundation, Maharashtra, (1983), Indira Gandhi Memorial Award, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh for Outstanding Social Service (1985), Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, Delhi (1986), Fr. Maschio Platinum Jubilee Award, Mumbai (1987), G.D. Birla International Award, for outstanding contribution to Humanism (1988), Templeton Prize (1990), Mahadeo Balwant Natu Puraskar, Pune (1991), Adivasi Sewak Award, Govt of Maharashtra (1991), Kusumagraj Puraskar (1991), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Award, Govt of Maharashtra (1992), Shri Nemichand Shrishrimal Award (1994), Fr. Tong Memorial Award, Voluntary Health Association of India (1995), Kushta Mitra Puraskar, Vidarbha Maharogi Sewa Mandal, Amravati, Maharashtra (1995), Bhai Kanhaiya, Guru Harkrishan Education Trust, Bhatinda, Punjab (1997), Manav Sewa Award, Young Men’s Gandhian Association, Rajkot, Gujarat, India (1997), Sarthi Award, Nagpur, Maharashtra (1997), Mahatma Gandhi Charitable Trust Award, Nagpur, Maharashtra (1997), Gruhini Sakhi Sachiv Puraskar, Gadima Pratishthan, Maharashtra (1997), Kumar Gandharva Puraskar (1998),  Apang Mitra Puraskar, Helpers of the Handicapped, Kolhapur, Maharashtra (1998), Bhagwan Mahaveer Award, Chennai (1998), Diwaliben Mohanlal Mehta Award, Mumbai (1998), Justice K.S. Hegde Foundation Award, Karnataka (1998), Baya Karve Award, Pune, Maharashtra (1998), Federation of Indian Chambers of commerce and Industry (FICCI) (1988), Satpaul Mittal Award, Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust, Ludhiana, Punjab (1998), Adivasi Sevak Puraskar, Govt. of Maharashtra (1998), Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change (1999), Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Government of Maharashtra (2004), Bharatvasa Award (2008).

The proceeds of all the awards won by him which amounted to Rs. 15.00 million (approx.) were all given to Anandwan.

When many people impressed by the work done by him mentioned that he should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Baba Amte simply quipped that his was a “noble enterprise”.

Death and Legacy:

Baba Amte worked incessantly for the welfare of the sick and the social outcasts all his life. He passed away on 09.02.2008 at the age of 93.

He is survived by his two sons Vikas and Prakash who along with their families are fully involved in carrying on the work envisioned by their parents.

Anandwan – present day:

The values/Principles/beliefs which are the guiding light for Anandwan which Baba Amte believed in:

-       the inviolable, irreplaceable, intrinsic worth of each human being;

-      That, however, severe his or her disability may be, each person has uniquely invaluable gifts and capabilities to give to the World;

-      That, an attempt must be made to overcome and disability – however great it may seem;

-      That social prejudice, taboos and ignorance can all be overcome;

-      That as important as physical cure, if not more, is the restoration of the person’s sense of self-respect and dignity;

-      That to achieve this, the way forward is not charity, but empowerment, even to the most challenged.

The Community:

Starting from one hut, Anandwan today has several types of houses which provide shelter to the inhabitants. Basic facilities include – food, clothing, shelter and medical services. Senior citizens mentor young residents and help take care of the children.

Gokul – This is a residence for about 60 children who are either orphans or children of leprosy patients. Accommodation, clothing, books, stationary, medical care, transport facilities are available for going to school among other facilities.

Sneh Savali (established in 1983): This is a home for both male and female leprosy patients who are senior citizens. It houses about 200 persons.

Loti Raman Home for senior citizens (Wisdom Bank): Baba Amte always believed in the philosophy “Add life to years and not years to life. Tomorrow is dawning”. This vision focuses on benefitting from the wisdom, knowledge and experience of senior citizens who have been mong associated with the Organisation.

Sukh Sadan (The house of happiness): this is a commune of rehabilitated leprosy patients where each social family is formed by two couples, who commit themselves to care for an older couple, affirming the enduring values of the traditional Indian family unit. The home is designed in a manner that the room for the older couple is flanked, on either side, by the rooms for the younger couples. Through this bonding, the young repay the old for the legacy of well being that they inherit from them.

Today, there are four such communes at Anandwan. It is one of the largest communities of physically challenged persons in the World, with around 5000 inhabitants (which include about 1500 Leprosy patients and cured Leprosy patients and around 1000 persons with other physical disabilities).

Each commune has a kitchen, storeroom, land and clinic.

In addition, there is a “Mukti Sadan” (the “House of Freedom”), “Krishi Sadan” (the “House of Farming”), “Mitrangan” (the “Courtyard for Friends”) and “Muktangan” (which is a centre for cultural activities which also serves as a reading room, a children’s park and a shelter for animals. It also has an “Anandwan Emporium Sales Centre”).

Anandwan also has a hospital, a university and schools for the visually impaired children.

Stress on Renewable Energy Resources:

In Anandwan, there is a unique monument “the anonymous tree”. All events at Anandwan begin by placing a floral offering on this monument. Trees are an extremely important to Anandwan and visitor are encouraged to plant saplings.

Energy for cooking comes from the biogas plant and food is grown in Anandwan and Somnath fields.

Rainwater harvesting ensures that there is sufficient water for all requirements.

Anandwan has some of the cleanest toilets in rural India which have been designed in a manner that they use minimal quantity of water and maximise biogas production.

Eco-friendly buildings (plastic shreds mixed with cement, sand and mud are combined together to make a stabilised mud block) have been designed based on a design evolved in-house at Anandwan. The bricks are cured under water. This eco-friendly method of making bricks provides them adequate compressive strength without firing in a brick kiln.

Commercial activities:

Anandwan has expanded its commercial activities, where rehabilitated members of the community together produce a wide array of finished products – including – shoes, cloth, mattresses, carpets, ready-to-wear garments, leather products, metal furniture, iron beds, desks, benches, bicycles, metal storage bins, water coolers, air conditioners etc. Greeting cards are made out of discarded waste & natural products. The Anandwan Printing Press prints notebooks for the four colleges and schools run by Maharogi Sewa Samiti.

Agricultural, horticultural and dairy farm Products which were the first enterprise started at Anandwan contributes immensely to sustaining the Anandwan economy.

Sales from the commercial activities at Anandwan bring in incomes amounting to several millions of Indian Rupees which have made the Community self-sufficient and self-sustaining.

Anandwan is a self-contained village where everyone contributes their mite. Meals are cooked in communal kitchens, men and women work in the fields, plant trees in their spare time, and work in various workshops. These persons are highly motivated, with a sense of belonging to a shared community for which they are collectively responsible.

Several thousands of visitors come to Anandwan to witness the movement sparked by Baba Amte and his wife in caring for the sick and disabled persons and social outcasts, among others, which has today scaled immense heights and has given a sense of pride to its inhabitants, in that they are second to none in every sense of the term !!

Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on Baba Amte:

On 30.12.2014,, India Post has brought out a Commemorative Stamp on Baba Amte in the denomination of Rs.5/-. 
 Inscribed on the stamp are an image Baba Amte standing in Anandwan. Behind him is a garden of flowers and a rural building.The words “Samrat Ashok” are mentioned in both Hindi and English. The year of issue is shown as “2014”. The First day Cover’s (FDC) cancellation stamp is beautifully designed having two hands in a supportive mudra. The FDC has been issued by Pune GPO. On the left is an image of BABA AMTE” with his left hand raised and a folded hand with a bunch of three flowers.





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: Chandratal, 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 
  
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

"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 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 

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 

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. 

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 

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.

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

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 in 2007:

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

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

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 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







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