Google Doodle marks M Visvesvaraya’s 157th Birth Anniversary
India celebrates 15 Sep as Engineers Day in honour of Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya (15 Sep 1861 – 12 Apr 1962). Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was 19th Diwan of Mysore and an Engineer ,Scholar & Statesman . He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955.
Google Doodle marks M Visvesvaraya’s 157th Birth Anniversary today(15 Sep 2018).
India Post issued a postage stamp in the denomination of rupees five on 23 Feb 2018 on B Nagi Reddy. A FDC with stamps is listed.
Busipally Nagi Reddy ( 1912 -2004) was a Telugu Movie producer who was awarded Dada Sahib Phalke Award in 1986, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada in 1965 and Filmfare award twice for Telugu Films.
He Produced Hindi films like Julie(1975) and Swarag Narak (1978).
He set up Vijaya Vauhini Studios in Chennai ,Started Andhra Jyothi Newspaper in 1945 and Children’s magazine Chandamama in July 1947.
He was served as Chairman Board of Trustees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams between 1980 and 1983.
First Day Cover on Indian Cavalry – Battle of Haifa – Israel 2018
The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments Mysore Lancers and Jodhpur Lancers that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. In the autumn of 1918, the Indian Brigade was a part of the Allied Forces sweeping northwards through Palestine in what is seen as the last great cavalry campaign in history.
Captain Aman Singh Bahadur and Dafadar Jor Singh were awarded the Indian Order of Merit and Captain Anop Singh and 2nd Lt. Sagat Singh were awarded the Military Cross in recognition of their bravery in this battle. Major Dalpat Singh of Jodhpur Lancers was awarded a Military Cross for his bravery.
The Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers now represent the 61st Cavalry Regiment of Indian Army.
Israel issued a stamp on 06 Feb 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of Battle of Haifa with Indian Cavalry at Haifa.The Tab shows the Jodhpur Lancers insignia.
The First Day Cover Design Features the Memorial for fallen Indian Soldiers at Haifa.
Stamps on Bicentenary of Sir Mark Cubbon – Commissioner of Mysore – 1985
Mark Cubbon was born at Maughold ,Isle of Man in 1785.His uncle Colonel Wilks got him cadetship in Indian Army in 1801 and from that time he adopted India,especially the State of Mysore as his second country and spent the rest of his life in its service.
Cubbon served in the Army with distinction and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1826. In 1831 after a rebellion in Mysore two Commissioners were appointed to take over administration and by 1834 he was appointed sole Commissioner of Mysore,a large province in Southern India with an area of approx 27,000 square miles.He served with enthusiasm and diligence for 27 years and services were recognised by his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General (1852) and awards of C.B (1856) and K.C.B (1859).
Sir mark Cubbon was an efficient administrator upheld the native institutions and natives had belief in him. In 1861 Sir Mark Cubbon resigned due to ill health and died at Suez on his way home to Isle of Man. He is buried in Kirk Maughold Churchyard close to his birthplace.
In Bangalore (now Bengaluru) Cubbon Park was named in his memory and a fine equestrian statue remains an enduring memory.
Isle of Man issued a set of three stamps on 02 Oct 1985 to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth. The designs on stamps are
12 pence – Kirk Maughhold .Parish Church stands in background
22 Pence – Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon K.C.B Commissioner for the Goverment of the Territories of the Rajah of Mysore.
45 Pence – Statue of Cubbon by Baron Marochetto an outstanding Italian sculptor unveiled in 1866 in erstwhile Mysore.
The First Day cover shows the location of Province of Mysore in the then Map of India.
Cubbon park now has been renamed as Sri Chamarajendra Park and is landmark in the heart of city known for its green parks.
The Service Cross Medals – Honoring Extra Ordinary Heroism – Stamps of USA 2016.
The USPS issued a set of four stamps on The Service Cross Medals -Honoring Extra Ordinary Heroism. The stamps were issued on 30 May 2016 . The Medals are
Distinguished Service Cross – It is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of United States Army (Previously to USA Air Forces also). Awarded for extra ordinary heroism.
Navy Cross– It is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a members of United States Navy,U.S Marine Corps (Coast Guard when operating under authority of Navy). Awarded for extra ordinary heroism.
Air Force Cross- It is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of United States Air Force. Awarded for extra ordinary heroism.
Coast Guard Cross– Military decoration of U.S Coast Guard.Established on 15 Oct 2010. For extra ordinary acts of heroism by a member of U S Coast Guard when not operating under the authority of U S Navy.