25 October 2016

Commonwealth Games 2010 (2nd series) - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Talkatora Stadium 1.8.2010

India Post in the Commonwealth Games – 2010 series is happy to issue a set of commemorative postage stamps on Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Talkatora Stadium.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Delhi was constructed to host 9th Asian Gamesin 1982. The massive facility in an all-purpose sports arena hosting football and other sporting events, as well as large-scale entertainment events. The stadium can accommodate 75000 spectators. It is one of the biggest stadiums in lndia and the 57th the largest in the world. The upcoming Commonwealth Games  2010 will be held in this stadium from October 03-14, 2010. The stadium will also have two new venues, four synthetic greens for the Lawn Bowls event and a 2500 seat gymnasium for the weightlifting event. In addition 150 m long tunnel is being constructed for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the Athletics Events of XIX commonwealth Games.
Talkatora Indoor Stadium at New Delhi was constructed to host 9th Asian Games in 1982 with recycle building materials and fly ash and boasting on heat reflective glass.This is dome shaped stadium and eco-friendly with solar lights, energy efficiency lights, rain water harvesting and the wonderful green lawns. Talkatora Stadium is the unique example of modern architecture skills. It can accommodate 2,700 spectators. In this complex, boxing event of Commonwealth Games 2010 will be held on from 05-13th October 2010.

Rath Yatra, Puri 12.7.2010

A commemorative postage stamp was issued on 12 July 2010 to commemorate the Annual Puri Rath Yatra: The biggest and the grandest of all festivals, the highlight is the sacred journey of the statues of the Lord Jagannath of Puri with brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra from main temple to Gundicha Temple, where they remain for nine days. The mammoth wooden chariots carrying the three deities pulled by thousands of devotees, present a spectacular scene. The yatra (journey) begins on the second day of the lunar month (asadha). The Rath Yatra is also known as Car Festival. An annual festival commemorates the journey of Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. It also symbolizes a journey to light from the dark, which commences on the 2nd day of the bright fortnight in the month of Asadha (June/July).

24 October 2016

Birds of India 9.7.2010

A set of special postage stamps on the House Sparrow and Rock Pigeon was issued on 9.7.2010.

The Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), or Rock Dove, is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the “pigeon”.

The House Sparrow is a chunky bird, ranging from 14 to 18 centimetres in length. It has a large rounded head, a short tail, and a stout bill. Ranging in weight from 24 to 39.5 grams, with females usually smaller than males. The males are larger during the winter, and females larger during the breeding season.

Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS300) - Seahawks 7.7.2010

23 October 2016

World Classical Tamil Conference – Kovai 27.6.2010

Greek and Latin were the only languages initially considered to be classical languages. In the 19th Century scholars like William Jones  and Max Mueller  published their translations of ancient Sanskrit literature and, with that, Sanskrit was elevated to the status of a classical language too. In 1816, noted scholar Ellis  published his report and established that the Dravidian languages were different and distinct from Sanskrit and proved their separate antiquity and status. Government of India recognised Tamil as a classical language formally in 2004.

Kumaraguruparar Swamigal 27.6.2010

Kumaraguruparar Swamigal was born in 1625 at Srivaikuntam near Tiruchendur.  He learned classical Tamil from his father. From his youth, scorning worldly ways, he took to an abstemious and austere mode of life, and leaving home he wandered in the Tamil country visiting famous places of pilgrimage, worshiping and composing timeless Tamil poems in praise of the deities.

22 October 2016

XIX Commonwealth Games - Queen's Baton Relay 23.6.2010

To commemorate the XIX Commonwealth Games historic event India Post issued a set of two commemorative postage stamps to mark the baton’s entry into India as a herald to the Commonwealth Games 2010, one depicting the baton and the second, a proud Shera holding it with Delhi’s  lndia Gate in the background.