"తెలుగదేల యన్న దేశంబు తెలుగేను,తెలుగు వల్లభుండ తెలుగొకండ,
యెల్ల నృపులు గొలువ యెఱుగ వే బాసాడి,దేశ భాషలందు తెలుగు లెస్స"

Friday, 25 June 2010

XIX Commonwealth Games,Delhi-2010


Queen’s Baton Relay –Miniature Sheet
XIX Commonwealth Games, Delhi- 2010
Date Of Issue:-25.06.2010.

The Queen’s baton has traveled through all the Commonwealth countries and landed in India on 25th June 2010 where it will spend 100 days touring the country.To commemorate this historic event India Post is happy to issue 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 India Gate in the background.
The Queen’s baton was launched on 29th October 2009 at Buckingham Palace in London, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II handing the Baton to Her Excellency the President of India, Smt. Prathibha Devisingh Patil. Abhinav Bindra, the Olympic air rifle champion, began the Baton’s journey with a relay around the Queen Victoria Monument.The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in India Friday through the Wagah Border with big celebrations as the Delhi Commonwealth Games remains 100 days away.

The relay was launched by Queen Elizabeth-II at Buckingham Palace last October and it’s nearly at the end of its journey. It’s the longest relay of all the previous Commonwealth Games, and by the end, will have covered 190 thousand km across 71 nations.

The Queen’s baton has a number of technological features including:
* The ability to capture images and sound
* Global positioning system (GPS) technology so the baton’s location can be tracked.
* Embedded light emitting diodes(LEDs) which will change into the colours of a country’s flag whilst
in that country.
* A text messaging capability so that people can send messages of congratulations and encouragements to the Baton bearers throughout the relay.

Monday, 7 June 2010

International Year of Biodiversity

International Year of Biodiversity- First day cover

Date of issue: 05-06-2010


International Year of Biodiversity

Miniature Sheet

Date of issue: 05-06-2010
Humans are part of nature’s rich diversity and have the power to protect or destroy it. Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services our lives depend upon Biodiversity .
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth.
The International Year of Biodiversity is a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the vital role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth.
India Post issued a set of 2 commemorative stamps (rs 5/- & 20/- ) and one Miniature Sheet on International Year of Biodiversity to enhance public awareness of conserving biodiversity.