TANAPEX -2017 – 11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition .
11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition was held in Chennai from 5th to 8th Jan 2017. A set of Special covers were issued to commemorate this event.
The Special cover “Logo on Leaf” was issued to mark inauguration of TANAPEX 2017. Drawing on Peepal Leaf is an ancient craft which emanated from India.especially from Tamil Nadu.The tree is considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists since it is believed that Buddha sat under this tree and attained enlightment.
TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER LOGO ON LEAF
The Silk Saree varieties of tamil Nadu include Kanchipuram, Arani & Thirubhuvanam silk. A special cover was issued on Silk Sarees on 05 Jan 2017.
A Special cover was issued on Spice of India Turmeric on 06 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 2017- SPECIAL COVER SPICE OF INDIA TURMERIC
Lord Arthanareeshwarar temple situated at Tiruchengode in Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu is about 2000 Years old. It is a rare half male half female form of the deity. A Special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017
TANAPEX 2017-SPECIAL COVER ON LORD ARTHANAREESHWARAR TEMPLE
The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal library is one of the few Medieval Libraries that exist in World today.The Maratha King Serfoji II (1798_1832) was an eminent scholar who took steps for enrichment of the Library. It has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and papers written in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,Marathi.the collection comprises 47,424 number of manuscripts and 73,399 books.The library has Published 578 books.
The Annual Chariot Festival of Arulmigu Thyagarajaswamy Temple Tiruvarur is celebrated during April-May corresponding to Tamil month of Chithirai. The main attraction of the festival is the the procession of temple Car of Tiruvarur which is 96 feet high and weighs more than 300 tons. A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.
Kakarla Tyagabrahmam(1767-1847) or Saint Tyagaraja was one of the greatest composers of carnatic Music or Indian classical Music.One of his most famous compostions is called Pancharatna Kritis (Five Gems). A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.
SPECIAL COVER -250 YEARS OF THYAGABRAHMAM 2017
Samikannu Vincent(1883-1942) set up business in 1905 as a film exhibitor.Started the concept of screening films in Tents and tent Cinema cocept became popular.He built the first tent Cinema in Madrascalled Edison’s GrandCinema Megaphone on Esplanade. He built South India’s first permanent Cinema Theatre called Variety Hall in Coimbatore in 1914.A Special Cover was released on 07 Jan 2017.
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA- SAMIKANNU VINCENT.
T P Rajalakshmi was born in Thiruvalyaru and came to be fondly known as Cinema Rani. First woman actor of Tamil Cinema and First Woman Director in South India Cinema. Rose against British rule and was imprisoned many times.A Special cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA – TP RAJALAKSHMI
M G Ramachandran popularly known as MGR was a charismatic actor a Legend of Tamil Cinema.He was also the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state from 1977 -1987. A Special Cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
Three Girls was painted by Amrita Sher-Gil .It was the first Painting after her return from Europe following her art studies in Paris. She first studied at Grande Chaumiere with Pierre Valliant and later at Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1930-34).
This painting won her a Gold Medal from the Bombay Art Society in 1937. The award launched Amrita who was later to be celebrated as the first lady of the Indian canvas and influence generations of Modern painters in India.A change in her visual language is observed when compared to that of her paintings done in Europe. The influence of Gaugin in the flattened treatment of figures is noteworthy.The use of red becomes predominant in her work thereafter.
In a coffee table book “A Life Well Lived” ,celebrating family traditions, by Karanvir Singh Sibia he mentions about the three sisters who had modelled for the iconic paintings and shows a photograph of the sisters with Amrita. He mentions that his mother and her two sisters were the models for this work. Amrita met them during her visit to her grandparents and she was so fascinated by the charm and innocence of her Punjabi nieces that she decided to paint them. This painting was done in March 1935 in the tennis court of Majithia House in Amritsar with repeated sittings over two to three weeks.
A Special Cover was issued in Delhi on 31 Jan 2013 to mark the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Amrita Sher-Gil .The cover illustrates “The Three Girls” painting.
Uniformed Groups in Schools – Stamps of Singapore 2007.
The Formation of the Uniformed Groups for the students in schools aimed to nurture and develop youths into resilient,responsible,compassionate,and protective leaders through fun,meaningful,challenging and comprehensive development programmes,These Uniformed Groups are important platforms for the development of leadership ,character & citizenship in students.
In Singapore there are nine Uniformed Groups. In this colorful set of nine stamps the uniforms and crests of all nine Uniformed Groups in Singapore are proudly featured.
The Nine Uniformed Groups and their respective dates of Formation in Singapore are
1901- National Cadet Corps.
1910- The Singapore Scout Association.
1917-Girl Guides Singapore.
1927-The Girls’ Brigade Singapore.
1930-The Boys’ Brigade Singapore.
1935-St John Ambulance Brigade Singapore.
1952-Red Cross Youth
1959- National Police Cadet Corps.
2005- National Civil Defence Cadet Corps.
A FDC with these nine beautiful stamps issued on 19 Sep 2007 is listed.
Ukraine issued a miniature sheet 12 Dec 2013 on Pectoral Chain. It is a fine piece of Fine art Jewelry which is a Gold scythian pectoral or neckpiece from a royal kurgan in Tolstaya mogila, ordzhonikidze,Ukraine dated second half of 4th century BC.