Bhutanese cuisine employs a lot of Red Rice, Buckwheat and Maize. Buckwheat is mainly eaten in Bumthang, maize in eastern districts and rice elsewhere. The diet in Hills also includes chicken, Yak meat, dried beef, pork, pork fat and lamb.
A Miniature sheet containing Nine stamps was issued by Bhutan Post on 09 Oct 2015 on Foods of Bhutan. All stamps are of Nu 15 Denomination. The Foods featured are
Bhutanese cuisine employs a lot of Red Rice,Buckwheat and Maize. Buckwheat is mainly eaten in Bumthang, maize in eastern districts and rice elsewhere. The diet in hill also includes chicken,Yak meat, dried beef,pork,pork fat and lamb.
A set of stamps was issued by Bhutan Post on 09 Oct 2015 on Foods of Bhutan. A miniature sheet of two stamps shows two varieties of Bhutanese cuisine.
Puta – Puta is a coarse ground buckwheat served in Bhutan.Buckwheat is a versatile foodgrain and can be used in several culinary preparations. PUTA is a buckwheat noodle like preparation also known as Noodle salad.
Ema Datshi and Rice – Ema Datshi is a spicy dish made with large , green chili peppers in a cheesy sauce which might be called the National Dish. Ema means chili and datshi means cheese.
In the early 1940s, The British Government decided to improve the quality of milk in Bombay City. The Bombay Municipal Corporation Milk Supply Scheme was started in 1945. Polson a private enterprise at Anand organised a strong network of contractors and traders to procure milk from farmers of Khaira District of Anand. The company made the minimum price to farmers and reaped big profits by selling it at high prices to Bombay Municipal Corporation. The farmers complained to Sardar Vallabhai Patel who advocated Milk Cooperatives which gave rise to Amul Dairy Co-Operative.
The First Farmers integrated Diary Co-operative was established in Anand town of Kaira District of Gujarat in 1946, to fight against the exploitation of farmers by private traders. This co-operative is popularly known as AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited). AMUL was a result of a powerful socio-economic movement which shook the British Bureaucracy.
Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel (1903-1994) was the founder of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union and later the Amul co-operative movement in Anand. He is known as the father of the Co-operative movement in India. He was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Ramo Magsaysay award for Community Leadership.
Dr Verghese Kurien (1921-2012)- Tribhuvandas Patel picked up Verghese Kurien as a young manager for the co-operative movement. He helped in setting up the AMUL cooperative and is known as Father of White Revolution in India. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize among so many other awards.
A Special Cover was issued at Anand on 03 Oct 2003 on Birth Centenary of Tribhuvandas Patel. It features the AMUL logo and photograph of Tribhuvandas Patel and Dr V Kurien.
The Melbourne Moomba Festival – Australia Souvenir Cover 1985
Australia issued a Souvenir Cover on 01 Mar 1985 on Melbourne Moomba Festival. “Moomba” is an aboriginal word meaning get together and have Fun”. It was first celebrated in 1955.It is held in the Alexandra Gardens beside Yarra river.