Special cover released by the postal department during Jampex. Picture by Bhola Prasad
Jamshedpur, March 26: Dimna lake and Dalma sanctuary have found a place on postal covers.
department of Jharkhand circle released a special cover on Dimna lake
and Dalma sanctuary during Jampex, an annual district-level philately
exhibition at the general post office (GPO) in Bistupur today.
are definitely the city’s landmarks but some 50 years down the line
they might not remain as picturesque as they are now. The next
generation would probably forget the history of these landmarks. To
inculcate the knowledge of the city’s heritage among the next
generation, these postal covers have been launched,” said Anil Kumar,
the director of postal service, Jharkhand circle.
This is the first time that steel city hotspots have made it to the postal covers.
special covers contain pictures of the two tourist hotspots. On the
back of the cover, there is a written text and a brief description
about the two landmarks.
lake is a great source of water supply and the most attractive tourist
spot. It must be conserved. Dalma wildlife sanctuary has forest wealth.
Hence, by releasing the special cover, the postal department wants to
spread awareness among people to protect these landmarks,” added Kumar.
cancellation stamp was also issued today, comprising pictures of
elephants and other animals found in Dalma wildlife sanctuary. The
postal department presented a cover stamp and a brochure on Bollywood
actress Madhubala. The cover was formally released in Mumbai on March
sale on the first day of the release, the special covers were a hit
with students and other visitors. The officials at the GPO said over
500 covers were sold today, on the first day of the release. Each
article — comprising brochures, special cover and stamps — was
available for Rs 2.
apart from the display of articles at the exhibition, there was also a
separate section, where city-based philatelists showcased their
The section comprised rare philatelic collections from 118 countries.
Students from city schools also participated in the quiz conducted by the postal department.