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Monday, 23 November 2015

228) 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS–III): Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India:



228) 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS–III) 26 to 29.10.2015: i)Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India: ii) A Commemorative Proof coin set of two coins of the denominations of Rs.500 and Rs.10 issued by the India Government Mint, Kolkata:


The Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS–III) was held recently in New Delhi from 26th to 29th October 2015.

The first two Summits were held in New Delhi (2008) and Addis Ababa (2011).

The Third India-Africa Forum Summit was the first time when the leaders of all 54 African countries with whom India has diplomatic relations participated.

The India-Africa strategic partnership stems from long standing maritime trading and cultural links across the Indian Ocean. The bond between India and Africa extends to the common struggle our peoples waged against imperialism, colonialism and apartheid, culminating into a collective action for demanding a more just and fair international political and economic order that is sensitive to the developing countries concerns at International Fora, the rapidly growing trade and investment links and an extensive and growing development partnership and the bilaterally friendly relations between India and African nations.

The multi-faceted India-Africa development partnership based on equality, friendship and solidarity represents South-South co-operation in all its dimensions. This encompasses human resource development through scholarships, training, capacity building, financial assistance through grants and soft credit to implement various public goods projecs, particularly for education, health-care and infrastructure, trade priorities, technology collaborations, humanitarian, financial and technology assistance in emergency situations. Also cooperation extends in deployment of peace-keeping troops who also conduct a range of development and humanitarian tasks. Cooperation in negotiations in multilateral fora for common causes and concerns et al.

During the last two decades, India-Africa trade has multiplied over 20 times and doubled in the last five years to reach almost 80 billion dollars in 2014-15.

Investment by Indian companies in Africa has grown substantially and is estimated to be around 30-35 billion. (Even my wife Sumita and I happened to visit Ghana in February 2003 at the invitation of our friend Arvind or “Mr.Arvin” as the Ghanaians call him fondly, who has got a substantial Teak timber business in Krobo village about 100 km from Kumasi, the second largest town in Ghana and toured the length and breadth of Ghana. We have recounted our experiences with the Ghanaians in 10 articles the link of the first one is as follows: 1) Colours of Africa: A visit to Ghana: The Adinkra Symbols ).

Since the Second India-Africa Forum Summit, over 24000 scholarships have been provided to African countries. These include more than 300 training programmes conducted at over 60 institutions in addition to the higher education scholarships at various universities.

In the last decade, a total of about 9 billion USD in concessional credit has been approved for nearly 140 projects in more that 40 African countries by Indian Government, with a special focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and SIDS (Small Island Developing States) partners. In all about  60 projects have already been completed.

The Third India-Africa Forum Summit has taken place in the year which marks the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. It is the first since the achievement of 50 years of pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. It is also the first since the landmark 50th Anniversary of the Group of 77 last year. The Summit followed weeks after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the deliberations held at the Third International Conference for Financing for Development in addis ababa some time ago.

2015 is also the year when the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris will finalise a post 2020 Agreement on Climate Change and a World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial in Nairobi.

India and Africa have worked together to develop a common understanding of the core priorities for an inclusive economic growth to eradicate poverty and allocate adequate resources for sustainable development.

The Third India-Africa Forum Summit provided a unique opportunity to forge the long-standing bong between India and Africa for charting the way forward and strengthening this bond.

Expectations of African nations:

Several of the 54 African leaders who came to the Summit had several expectations from the Summit. For example, Cameroon sought India’s help in fighting the Boko Haram terror group which has now spread from Nigeria to other African countries, while South Sudan asked for India’s assistance in managing livestock. Cape Verde asked for Indian help with reconstruction on one of its Islands destroyed during a volcanic eruption, while South Africa pushed for defence technology development. Some African Nations wanted India to assist with security training, agriculture, human resources, energy and transnational crimes.

The ground reality:

India has not been able to deliver on Africa’s expectations, at times. Nevertheless, the Summit reached a general consensus that the future is India’s and Africa’s to shape as a common destiny, which was the highlight of the Summit.

Commitments/Proposals made by India during the Summit:

Financial Commitments:

India’s commitment of 10 billion US dollars in concessional credit to Africa over the next five years, in addition to India’s 7.4 billion US dollars credit already extended to African Nations and assistance of 600 million US dollars over and above the 1.2 billion committed earlier, would go a long way in meeting Africa’s expectations from India.

UN Reforms, Cooperation on International terrorism, Climate Change mitigation etc.:

India pushed strongly for UN Reforms while seeking to build bridges on International terrorism, climate change and WTO related issues.

 On UN reforms, there is scope for India and Africa to speak in one voice, which has been found wanting in the past. As proposed by Morocco, this can be rectified through a new model of South-South co-operation whereby India and Africa can further build up trust by remaining invested in an equitable partnership.

In a slew of bilateral meetings with 19 Heads of State, among several engagements with the Heads of the 54 African Nations invited to the Summit, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought focus on the need for UNSC reforms and support for early adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. Some delegates felt that the UN had become ineffective because of differences among veto wielding powers.

India has also pushed for collaboration on climate change mitigation ahead of the Paris Climate Conference. Both India and Africa have huge potential in renewable energy resources like solar power where Indo-African co-operation can be substantially scaled up. For India, 175 Giga Watts of additional renewable energy capacity by 2022 and reduction in emission intensity by 30-35% by 2030 are being envisaged. India has also pledged to deepen Indo-African partnership on clean energy sustainable habitats, public transport and climate resilient agriculture.

India is proposing to launch an “Alliance of solar-rich countries” or the “Alliance of Sunshine Nations” in the Paris Climate Conference on 30.11.15. It is expected that as many as 107 sunshine countries from across the globe will join the Alliance – the concept of which has been conceived by India. Most of the countries that are expected to join the Alliance get nearly 300 days of sunshine in a year and therefore are the most suitable to move on the solar energy path if they get cutting edge technology and adequate finance. For India, enormous efforts are in place within its modest resources to combat climate change.

i) Commemorative stamps issued on the occasion of the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit by the Department of Posts, India:

The Department of Posts has brought out four Commemorative stamps in the denomination of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five) depicting the popular Wildlife both in India and Africa – the stamps depicting the Indian Wildlife are the Indian Lion (Rs25/-),  the Black Buck (Rs.5/-) and the Indian Rhinoceros (Rs.5/-), while the stamps on the African Wildlife depict the African Lion (Rs.25/-) Thomson’s Gazelle (Rs.5/-) and the African Rhino (Rs.5/-).
 The First Day Cover (FDC) depicting the six stamps described above The Cancellation Stamp of Pune GPO depict the Indian Elephant and the African Forest Elephant. 

 A Miniature sheet of Stamps, showing The Indian Lion, African Lion, Indian Rhino, African Rhino, Thomson's Gazelle and the Black Buck.

 The First Day Cover (FDC) depicting the Miniature Sheet of six stamps described above The Cancellation Stamp of Pune GPO depict the Indian Elephant and the African Forest Elephant.   



The above is an image of six stamps issued on the “Krishnamrig” (in Hindi) or the Black Buck.



The above is an image of six stamps issued on the Thomson’s gazelle.



The above is an image of six stamps issued on the “Bhartiya Gainda” (in Hindi) or the Indian Rhinoceros.


The above is an image of six stamps issued on the “Afriki Gainda” (in Hindi) or the African Rhinoceros.





                      The Brochure issued on the occasion.

Miniature Sheet with Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing:

Also, for the first time, India Post has brought out innovative Miniature Sheet with Hot Foil stamping and embossing. The Indian Rhino, African Rhino and Black Buck are Hot Foil stamped with Gun Metal Foil, the two Lions with Gold foil and the Thomson Gazelle with Copper Foil. All these stamps are embossed. This sheet is priced at Rs.300/- per Miniature sheet. I have today (02.12.2015) received the miniature sheets from an authorised vendor of Indiapost:

 The Cover of the stamp album titled "Tritiya Bharat Afrika Shikhar Sammelan (in Hindi) and "3rd India-Africa Forum Summit" (in English).
 Page 2  (inner page) of the stamp album showing the emblem of India-Africa Forum Summit, New Delhi 26th-29th October 2015. On the lower periphery is mentioned the slogan - "Reinvigorated Partnership - Shared Vision".
         Page 3 of the stamp album showing the Hot Foil stamps.                
 A metal foil imagery above and the stamps as they appear to the naked eye below. 
 The Back of the stamp Album showing the logo of the Department of Posts, India
 Commemorating the 2011 Second India-Africa Forum Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:



 An image of the 2011 stamps released during the 2011 Second India-Africa Forum Summit held in Addis Ababa.
 An image of the Miniature stamp sheet issued from my collection.


Posted on 28.04.2017:

 ii) Commemorative Coins issued by the India Government Mint, Kolkata:
I have yesterday received India’s first Rs.500/- Coin (along with a Rs.10/-coin) minted by the Kolkata Mint to commemorate the 3rd INDIA-AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT held in 2015.



The Cover of the Coin Album containing the two commemorative coins.

In the centre is the logo/emblem of the Summit which shows a lion with its full grown mane representing features of both the African and Indian Lions. Part of the mane is argent (silver coloured) while part of the mane shows the continent of Africa and India coming together symbolising the close cooperation between African nations and India in every sphere of growth and development. The album is titled “Teesra Bharat-Africa Manch Shikhar Sammelan” (in Hindi) and “3RD INDIA-AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT” (in English). On the lower periphery is mentioned “Smarak Sikke” (in Hindi) and “Commemorative Coins” (in English). On the extreme right bottom is mentioned “Proof Set” (indicating that this is the highest quality of coins minted under this coin programme).



This page of the album shows the Obverse faces of the two coins of the denominations of Rs. Rs.500/- and Rs.10/-.

On the left periphery is the name of the issuing country “Bharat” (in Hindi) and on the right periphery is mentioned “India” in English. In the centre is the Lion Capitol of Emperor Ashok, the legendary Emperor of Ancient India, which is the emblem of the Government of India, below which is the slogan “Satyamev Jayate” (in Hindi – meaning “Truth will always prevail”) – coined by Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of the Banaras Hindu University, which has been taken on the emblem since the early 1980s.

Below the emblem are the denominations of the two coins: Rs. 500/- and Rs.10/-.



This page of the album shows the Reverse faces of the two coins.

On the upper periphery is mentioned “Teesra Bharat-Africa Manch Shikhar Sammelan” (in Hindi) and “3RD INDIA-AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT” (in English) on the lower periphery.

In the centre is the logo/emblem of the Summit which shows a lion with its full grown mane representing features of both the African and Indian Lions. Part of the mane is argent (silver coloured) while part of the mane shows the continent of Africa and India coming together symbolising the close cooperation between African nations and India in every sphere of growth and development.



             This image shows the Reverse face of the Rs. 500/- coin.



           This image shows the Obverse face of the Rs. 500/- coin.

The specifications of the Rs.500/- Coin are:

Metal Composition: Quaternary Alloy: Silver: 50%, Copper: 40%, Nickel: 5%, Zinc: 5%; Shape: Circular/Round; Outside Diameter/Size: 44.0 mm; Weight: 35 grams; No. of Serrations: 200



              This image shows the Reverse face of the Rs. 10/- coin.



            This image shows the Obverse face of the Rs. 10/- coin.

The specifications of the Rs.10/- Coin are:

Metal Composition: Outer Ring: Aluminium Bronze: Copper: 92%, Aluminium: 6%, Nickel: 2%; Centre Piece: Cupro-Nickel: Copper: 75 %, Nickel: 25%; Shape: Circular/Round; Outside Diameter/Size: 27.0 mm; Weight: 7.71 grams.








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







2 comments:

  1. Jayashree Mukherjee has commented:
    "Very Nice!."

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    1. Thank you, Boudi. This stamp set is really an innovative one from the Department of Posts, India. A lot of thought and work seems to have gone into its making.

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