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Rainbow Stamp News January 2013

Rainbow Stamp News January 2013

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Monthly e-Stamp Bulletin Edited by Jeevan Jyoti for free circulation among philatelists
Monthly e-Stamp Bulletin Edited by Jeevan Jyoti for free circulation among philatelists

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Welcome the New Year with a bang ! A bundle of firecrackers
 — 
colored redfor luck
 —highlight the U.S. Postal Service’s 2013
Year of the Snake stamp
!!
Happy New Year !!
 
Shimla January 2013 Vol. VI Issue # 61
Monthly e-Stamp Bulletin Edited by Jeevan Jyoti for free circulation among philatelists
 
Readers are requested to send reports of philatelic activities in their area for publication.Short write ups by the readers about their journals, societies, publications and philatelicrequirements can be sent for inclusion in this bulletin toj.jyoti9@gmail.com or rainbowstamp2008@gmail.com and by post to
 –
 Ms. Jeevan Jyoti, c / o Mr. Ajay Srivastav, CCF, GHNP & Pin Valley National Park,SHAMSHI, Kullu -175126. (H.P.) India
 
Note-
This bulletin is only for circulation among a limited group of philatelists without anycommercial purpose. The bulletin will be sent to the readers only on request. Those who wish toreceive it regularly please reply giving the name of your city / country with the subjectSUBSCRIBE
RAINBOW
 
Dear Reader, 
With this issue of Rainbow, I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Now Rainbow Stamp News enters the 6
th
year of publication. I am sure you will like forthcoming issues of Rainbow with a variety of articles on different subjects by somenew writers.The year 2012 ended with a wonderful issue of Miniature sheet on Light Houses of Indiaby India Post. This is the most magnificent MS issued by India Post this year !! Wehope to see many more such beautiful items from India Post in the coming years .Theyear 2012 was also special for philatelists with a special date 12.12.12 and many tried their best to make this date very special by getting cancellation at different places withvariety of postmarks. INPEX 2013 is being organized in February at Mumbai. It is time for all philatelists tomeet 
and enjoy this big philatelic event.
. Best wishes to all participants and Organizers
 for a grand and successful event…
 Wishing you all a very Happy, Bright and Colorful New Year !!
 
-- Jeevan Jyoti 
 
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Contents
 
From the Desk of Naresh AgarwalRecent Indian IssuesIn The NewsInterview
Beginners’ Section
 Specialized SectionNew Issues from Other CountriesThe Lighter SidePhilatelic Clubs and SocietiesBlogs & Websites on PhilatelyLiterature on Indian Philately
Editor’s Mail Box
 New Philatelic PublicationsPromotional SectionCurrent Philatelic Magazines
 –
Newsletters
 
 
From the Desk of Naresh Agarwal
 A matter seldom fires up when a few philatelists of higher stature sit together and discussabout the recognition they have got. It is seen that the awards which are received byphilatelists at any National or International Level give pleasure and importance to them only asthose medallions or awards either remain in lockers or deep back on the show cases and areseldom seen and appreciated by the viewers. Those awards are never brought in to light byany other agency not even Department of Posts which has an established philatelic wing andspends huge amount on promotion of philately, so to say. Even at Circle level where CPMG or 
Director level office bearers sit, don’t keep record of it what to say display of names and
pictures of such eminent philatelists from their own circle. One of my friends told me that hehad made a beautiful showcase on one of the walls of his hobby room for placement of hisprizes, awards and medals. Nice to know that he is the sole viewer and the one to appreciatehis own achievements. Pleasure not shared. The question is what exact recognition one haseven if he gets medals/awards at any International Show.
Let’s view it in a different way. Cricket is a game or a sport of throwing and hitting ball, Hockey
is a game of dribbling and hitting ball, Badminton is a game hitting shuttle cock with racket,
dancing is an art form… and so on…… if all these are so highly appreciated world over by thepeople, by the govts. … then what’s that there is not in philately? Does it not require
time,vision, search and research, application, thinking and above all it is highly educational. Itshould also be given a recognition as the other sports and games are given. If not individualsor institutions, at least govt. should appreciate the medal winners at different levelappropriately and also those who are involved in promotional activities of philately.It is fact that high officials of Govt., deptt. of post just ignore the philatelists of National or International repute. These philatelists are only used when it comes to organizing any
exhibition. That’s all. What to talk of honoring them, they are not even invited in various local
philatelic or postal functions. This is a serious matter and needs a serious concern andconsideration. What is the stature of philately and so the philatelists? What exact honor isgiven to the philatelists?In lots of fields people have been honored for their achievements. They have been bestowedbest of the civilian awards by the government. Philately is no less than those many sports. Thecollection and display rules set are as stringent as for any other game or art form. Any way the
major points which come out of the above discussion…
one is the recognition to philately andother is recognition of philatelists. I feel govt. and administration in India has failed in doing soin all respects.If such is the case.. Why a philatelic wing by Deptt. of Post? why so much of Infrastructure byformation of Bureau and counters?. Why amount in crores of rupees is spent every year?

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