On a arise of Shiv Jayanti (February 19), a special cover on “Shivneri Fort” was expelled by Ganesh Sawaleshwarkar, Postmaster General, Pune Region. Amol Jagtap, Chief Executive Officer, Kirkee Cantonment Board, Pune, was a arch guest during a function. This was a second special cover in a array of ‘12 Special Covers’ to be expelled once a month.
As Pune hosted a initial ever Test compare between India and Australia during a MCA’s International Cricket Stadium, Gahunje, a special cover on “First Ever Test Match in Pune” was expelled by a Postmaster General on Feb 23 before a start of a match. The compare was scheduled from Feb 23 to 27, though it finished on a third day with Australia violence India by 333 runs.
During a recover of special cover, Vinod Rai, Chairman of a Committee of Administrators (COA); Sumitha Ayodhya, Director of Postal Services, Pune Region; Ajay Shirke, Former Secretary, BCCI; Anhay Apate, President, MCA; Riyaz Bagban, Secretary, MCA; and other bureau bearers of a MCA were present. The cover was presented to Virat Kohli, captain of a Indian cricket team.
Last month, on a arise of Martyr’s Day on (January 30), a philately arrangement patrician “A reverence to Mahatma Gandhi” was organized during Pune GPO and a duty enclosed a special cover on “Ahmednagar Fort”. Recently, India Post had expelled “My Stamp on Roses” on a arise of Valentine’s Day.
All these special covers and stamps are accessible for sale during Pune HO, Pune City HO and other Head Post Offices in Pune Region.