Stamp of The Day

Postage stamps issued with pictures of wildlife/nature become Collector's items. In our routine brush with postage stamps most of us, unless we are ardent stamp collectors, miss these colourful stamps. brings you a feature wherein we examine each day a special stamp issued by the Department of Posts to commemorate an endangered species or to celebrate a beautiful natural heritage.

On 29th May 2006, a commemorative postage stampon “Kurinji “ was issued for a denomination of Rs 15/-

Kurinji  is thelegendary blue and white flowers of the Western Ghats, is said to have givenits name to Nilgiris and the plant itself is an indicator of the health of theeco system.  The flower is exclusive toIndia and some species are known to flower once in  twelve years.

-Department of Posts and Telegraphs India

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