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23 July : Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad's birth anniversary.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak"Progress is implied in independence. Without self-government neither industrial progress is possible, nor the educational scheme will be useful to the nation…To make efforts for India’s freedom is more important than social reforms."- Bal Gangadhar Tilak


"If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland."- Chandra Shekhar Azad


First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India
By Ashok Kumar Bayanwala, Ahmedabad.

First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in IndiaThe first scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India was introduced on 7th January 1988, in between Gangtok (Sikkim) and Bagdogra (West Bengal), without any fun fare or advertisements. That is why, the Helicopter Mail Service (HMS) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands which was introduced on 27th January 1988 with much fun fare and with special cancellation, is known as first HMS of India. Though, actually flown covers of HMS of A & N Islands of 1988, are not known, till date.

Before dealing with Helicopter Mail Service, one should know the history of helicopter service in India....


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