Khajuraho Millenium -Stamp of India -1999.

Khajuraho Millenium -Stamp of India -1999.

The Temples of Khajuraho were built during the 9th to 12th century. Most of the temples are decorated with sculptures of Gods, Goddesses, apsaras etc. They are Hindu and Jain temples.

Date of issue- 06 Mar 1999     Print run- One million.

The stamp depicts one of the sculptures “Apsara removing a thorn from her foot” .A picture of Visvanatha temple dated 999 AD is shown on First Day Cover. FDC is listed with the cancellation of 1 CBPO.

INDIA FDC KHAJURAO
INDIA FDC 1999- KHAJURAHO TEMPLE
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National Police Memorial Delhi – Miniature Sheet India 2018

National Police Memorial Delhi – Miniature Sheet India 2018

21 Oct every year is observed as Police Commemoration day in honour of 10 Policemen martyred in Hot Springs area of Ladakh by Chinese troops. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the National Police Memorial to the Nation on 21 Oct 2018 at Kautilya Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi. It is spread over an area of 6.12 acres and consists of 30 foot (9.1meter) tall and 238-tonne black granite central sculpture, Museum and Wall of Valour. It also commemorates the 34,844 Policemen from all Central and State Police Forces of India who have laid down their lives. This is the latest, beautiful and a fantastic addition to Delhi’s rich architectural heritage. The entry to the Memorial is free. It is spread over a large area with beautiful ambience. The newly built underground museum is an excellent place to visit with artefacts, history, badges, books, uniforms over the ages. The wall of valour has names of all martyrs inscribed on it.

The Underground Museum has a Philatelic section where stamps, First Day Covers and Special Covers on Police Forces are displayed.

India Post issued a Miniature Sheet on 22 Dec 2018 containing two stamps on National Police Memorial. The stamps were printed at Security Printing Press, Hyderabad. Quantity printed was 534000 of each stamp and 1.6 Lakh miniature sheets were printed.

INDIA MS 2018 POLICE MEMORIAL
INDIA MS 2018 NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL
POLICE MEMORIAL 1
NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL
POLICE MEMORIAL 3
HOT SPRINGS PLAQUE =WALL OF VALOUR -POLICE MEMORIAL
POLICE MEMORIAL 5
WEAPONS DISPLAYED AT POLICE MEMORIAL

 

 

 

Maxim Card – Muthuswamy Dikshitar 1976

Maxim Card – Muthuswamy Dikshitar 1976

Muthuswamy Dikshitar (24 Mar 1775 – 21 Oct 1835) was a South Indian Poet, Singer and Veena player and a legendary composer of Indian Music. He is considered one of the Trinity of Carnatic music others being Tyagaraja (1767-1847) and Syama Sastri (1762-1827). His compositions were in Sanskrit.

A Stamp was issued on 18 Mar 1976 to commemorate his 200th Birth Anniversary.A Maxim ard cancelled on 18 Mar 1976 at Tiruvayur (his birthplace) is listed.

INDIA MAXIM CARD MUTHUSWAMY
INDIA MAXIM CARD 1976 -MUTHUSWAMY DIKSHITAR