The Indian Post is going to release a ‘Special Cancellation’ on the occasion of International Yoga Day (June 21) to capture essence of the day. It is a unique initiative to mark commemoration of 7th International Day of Yoga.
- Yoga and International Yoga Day are popular subjects for philatelic commemorations for years.
- The Department of Posts launched a set of two Commemorative Postage stamps and a miniature sheet on in 2015 on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2016,
- PM Narendra Modi released a set of Commemorative Postage Stamps on Surya Namaskara to commemorate 2nd International Day of Yoga.
- United Nations Postal Administration issued a set of stamps showing 10 yoga asanas to commemorate the day in New York in the year 2016.
Activities by Post offices
All Post Offices in Delhi are affixing message “Be with Yoga, Be at Home” on mail being booked and delivered. Video is also being played in 60 Post major Offices of Delhi to promote Yoga among visitors of Post Offices.
International Day of Yoga
The day is celebrated on June 21 every year since 2015. It was incepted in UN General Assembly in the year 2014.
Indian Post, earlier known as Department of Post, is a government-operated postal system of India. It works under jurisdiction of Ministry of Communications. Warren Hastings had started the Postal Service in British India, under the name ‘Company Mail’ in the year 1788. Lord Dalhousie modified it into a service under “Crown” in the year 1854.
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