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News : November 2016
Due to unavoidable circumstances news of November 2016 are not published on this page. Information will be updated very soon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to visitors.
Commemorative Stamp on Third Battalion The Garhwal Rifles released on 19th November 2016.
The Garhwal Rifles is one of the most decorated infantry regiments of the Indian Army. It was originally raised in 1887 as the 39th (Garhwal) Regiment of the Bengal Army. It then became part of the British Indian Army, and after the Independence of India, it was incorporated into the Indian Army. The 3rd Battalion 39th Garhwal Rifles was formed on 20 August 1916 from transfers from the 1st and 2nd Battalions and was stationed in India for the duration of the First World War. It became the 3rd Battalion 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles in 1921 and then the 3rd Battalion 18th Garhwal Rifles in 1922. The Battalion was first inspected by Brigadier-General O. M. R. Thackwell, Commanding 7th (Meerut) Divisional Area on 18 March 1917.
Commemorative Stamp on Third Battalion The Garhwal Rifles was released on 19th November 2016 jointly by Maj Mukesh Kapila of Army Postal Service and General Officer Command-in-Chief, South Western Command Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, UYSM, AVSM, VSM at Meerut Cantt.
PHILAMART – Online Philatelic Market Place exclusively for India launched.
"PHILAMART" the online philatelic marketplace exclusively for India has been launched on 16th November 2016 for buying and selling philatelic material.
This portal is exclusively for India. Please visit www.philamart.com for more information and registration. PHILAMART mobile app is also available on Google Play. As an inaugural offer listings are free till 31st December, 2016.
Renowned Philatelist Shri Yogesh Kumar passed away
Shri Yogesh Kumar from Bareilly, a renowned Philatelist, President-elect of the Philatelic Congress of India and an accredited International Jury passed away on 3 November 2016. Our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
Shri Ashok Kumar Bayanwala nominated for Roake Trophy of India Study Circle for Philately (UK).
Eminent philatelist of Ahmedabad and Postal Historian of Modern Indian Philately, Shri Ashok Kumar Bayanwala has been nominated by India Study Circle for Philately (UK) for his contributions to ‘India Post’ for the award of the Roake Trophy for this year. The trophy will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of ISC in London on 5th November 2016. Shri Bayanwala has been awarded Roake Trophy for the second time. Earlier in 1993 he was awarded with Roake Trophy.
Congratulations to Shri Ashok Bayanwala.