01 Dec Border Security Force Day – Special Cover 2006.
Border Security Force (BSF) was raised on 01 Dec 1965 in the wake of 1965 War. It a Central Armed Police Force entrusted with guarding India’s land borders during peace and preventing transnational crime. It is the World’s largest Border Guarding Force. It has also been termed as First Line of Defence of Indian territories. its motto is “Duty unto Death”.
It is the only Central Armed Force in India having its own Artillery, Air Wing, Water Wing & Camel Contingents.
Gallantry Awards – One Mahavir Chakra, 13 Vir Chakra, Four Kirti Chakra & 13 Shaurya Chakra.
It Has also been awarded 7 Padma Shri, 1 Dronacharya Award, 17 Arjuna Awards and 2 National Adventure Awards.
Our respectful homage to ALL the Martyrs of BSF who laid down their lives for the Nation.
A Special Cover was released at New Delhi on 01 Dec 2006 on BSF Day.
Calcutta (Kolkata) Police Force – Special Cover 1979
A Combined Police Parade was held on 10 Mar 1979 at Brigade Parade Ground Calcutta (Kolkata) in which Presentation of Medals was carried out . A Special Cover was issued on this occasion.The design of cover features Police Parade and President’s Police and Fire Services Medal.
Special Covers on Madras Day- 367th Madras Day – 2006
Madras Day – The Founding day of Madras is considered as 22 Aug 1639.It was on this day that a piece of land (where Fort St George stands today) was transacted by East India Company. The deal took place between Francis Day, his ‘dubash” Beri Thimmappa and their superior Andrew Cogan with the local Nayak rulers.
In 2005 three people – S Muthiah ,Sashi Nair and Vincent D’Souza joined together to celebrate 22 Aug every year as Madras Day . Three others joined this idea later and now it is celebrated as Madras Week.
Special Covers on Madras Day – A Special Cover was released on 22 Aug 2006 to celebrate 367th Madras Day. The Cover features Chennai GPO.