APS Cover Jan 2019 – Platinum Jubilee – No 10 Squadron Indian Air Force
No 9 Squadron of IAF was formed on 20 Feb 1944 at Lahore. The Squadron crest is “Winged Dagger and this squadron is known as “DAGGERS”.It took part in World War II in Burma sector and since then it has taken part in all major conflicts and battles. It has graduated from Vampires and Maruts to MIGs It received Presidents’ Standards in 1985. It was awarded two Vir Chakras in 1971 operations.
Squadron Leader H Moolgavkar was the Commanding Officer of the sqn in 1947-48 operations against Pakistan when he was awarded Maha Vir Chakra. He rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshal H Moolgavkar, PVSM, MVC, LOM and became Chief of Air Staff Indian Air Force from 1976 to 1978
APS issued a cover on 20 Feb 2019 to mark its Platinum Jubilee of raising.
APS Cover Jan 2019 – 136 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological, Mahar – First Raising
136 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Ecological, Mahar was raised on 09 Dec 2017 in Maharashtra . It is a specialised Army Departmental Ecological Bn raised primarily to improve the green cover in arid Marathwada region, on request and funding by Govt of Maharashtra.
In one year of raising it has planted 66,000 saplings, covered an area of 184 Ha for plantation, Water Harvesting by drip irrigation, Unit Nursery to reduce costs of saplings and Maint of saplings.
APS issued a cover on 16 Feb 2019 to mark its First Raising Anniversary.
APS Cover Jan 2019 – Bicentenary – 16th Battalion The Madras Regiment
16th Battalion The Madras Regiment (Travancore) was raised as Second Travancore Nayar Infantry on 28 Jan 1819. It saw action in WW II in Persia and Iraq in 1944.The Battalion was integrated with Indian Army in Apr 1951 and in May 1954 re-designated as 16th Battalion The Madras Regiment. It won its first Gallantry medal in Cachar operations in 1958
APS issued a cover on 28 Jan 2019 to mark its Golden Jubilee.
APS Cover Jan 2019 – Platinum Jubilee – 9th Battalion The Rajput Regiment
9th Battalion The Rajput Regiment was raised as the First TA 2nd Queens Light Infantry in 1921. Between 1939 and 1941 it carried out railway protection duties at Allahabad in addition to guarding German and Italian PsOW. In 1941 it was re-designated as 9th Bn The VIIth Rajput Regiment. It was deployed in Burma (Myanmar) along the Arakan Coast during WW II. It was de-mob in 1946 and re-raised in 1967.
APS issued a cover on 18 Jan 2019 to mark its Golden Jubilee.
First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India
The Ardh Khumb Mela at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) was held from 15 Jan 2019 to 04 Mar 2019 (55 days). 120 million Hindu Devotees participated in this social and religious congregation at Sangam confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Logo of 2019 Kumbh shows Sadhus bathing in the confluence of Sangam.
India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on this event 0n 02 Feb 2019. The 2019 Kumbh logo features on the First-day cover. A First day cover is listed.
Provision of access to financial services to low-income households and small businesses has been a long-standing goal of Government Of India. The setting up of India Post Payments Bank will translate into more than three lakh Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks providing assisted banking at doorsteps in rural, urban and remote areas. IPPB is a seminal part of an objective to promote financial inclusion of the weakest and least accessed segments of the country.
India Post issued a Rupees Five denomination stamp on 30 Jan 2019. The stamps have been printed by Wet offset process at Security Printing Press Hyderabad. The Print quantity is 5.0 Lakhs (500,000). A FDC is listed.
India Post issued a stamp of Rupees Five denomination on 25 Jan 2019. It featured a religious personality Mahamati Prannath (1618-1694) who belonged to Pranami Sampraday. He wrote Kuljam Swarup or Tartam Sagar. A FDC with stamp is listed.