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INDIA POST WILL RELEASE A 'SPECIAL CANCELLATION”

INDIA POST WILL RELEASE A 'SPECIAL CANCELLATION”

Context:

India Post will release a ‘Special Cancellation’ on the occasion of International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21, 2021 to capture the essence of the day.

Background:

  • Yoga and IDY have been popular subjects for philatelic commemorations over the years
  • In 2015, the Department of Posts brought out a set of 2 Commemorative Postage stamps and a miniature sheet on the International Day of Yoga.
  • In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a set of Commemorative Postage Stamps on Surya Namaskara to mark the commemoration of the 2nd International Day of Yoga.
  • In 2017, the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of stamps showing 10 yoga asanas to commemorate the International Day of Yoga in New York.

India Post:

  • India Post, earlier known as the Department of Post, is a government-operated postal system of India.
  • It works under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Communications.
  • Warren Hastings had started the Postal Service in British India, under the name ‘Company Mail’ in 1788.
  • Lord Dalhousie modified it into a service under “Crown” in 1854.

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