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Stamps of 2023

Surakshit Jayen Prashikshit Jayen
Date of Issue:
Denomination: 500p
Number of stamps printed: 266600
Description: The Department of Posts has issued a commemorative postage stamp on the theme “Surakshit Jayen, Prashikshit Jayen” to commemorate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD). PBD is an annual event celebrated on January 9th to recognize the contributions of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The day also serves as a platform for engagement and networking between the Indian diaspora and the Indian government.

FDC of Surakshit Jayen Prashikshit Jayen

Major Durga Mall
Date of Issue: 23.01.2023
Denomination: 500p
Number of stamps printed: 302850
Description: Major Durga Mall was a Gorkha soldier who fought for India’s independence in the Indian National Army (INA). He was captured by the British and hanged in 1944, at the age of 31. Mall is considered a martyr by many Gorkhas and is remembered for his bravery and patriotism.

India-Egypt Joint Issue
Date of Issue: 25.01.2023
Denomination: 500p+500p
Number of stamps printed: N/A
Description: India-Egypt relations are strong and have been growing in recent years. The two countries share a common history, culture, and religion. They are also important partners in trade and investment. The Ganges and the Nile are two of the world’s longest and most important rivers. They are both sacred to Hindus and Egyptians, respectively. The rivers provide water for irrigation, drinking, and transportation. They are also important sources of hydroelectric power.

Ram Chand Maharaj
Date of Issue: 02.02.2023
Denomination: 1500p
Number of stamps printed: 327600
Description: Ram Chand Maharaj (1873-1931) was a spiritual teacher from Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is known for his rediscovery of the ancient Indian system of transmission called Pranahuti, and for his teachings on the importance of meditation and inner peace. His disciples founded the Shri Ram Chandra Mission and Ramashram Satsang, which continue to spread his teachings around the world.

Commercially used FDC of Ram Chandra Maharaj

General K.S.Thimayya
Date of Issue: 04.02.2023
Denomination: 500p
Number of stamps printed: 302005
Description: General Kodendera Subayya Thimayya DSO (31 March 1906 – 18 December 1965) was a highly decorated soldier of the Indian Army. Serving as Chief of Army Staff from 1957 to 1961, he played a significant role in the lead-up to the 1962 conflict with China. Thimayya’s exceptional combat skills and leadership earned him recognition as the Indian Army’s most distinguished officer. He also served in various international roles, including commanding the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus until his untimely demise.

Commercially used FDC of General K.S.Thimayya