Published On : Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

Two postal stamps based on amazing image of tigress, her cub released

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari dedicated the two stamps on the occasion of World Tiger’s Day on July 29.

Two Tigers postal stamps
Nagpur:
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday (July 29) released two postal stamps on the occasion of World Tiger’s Day. The postal stamps are based on the amazing image of a tigress caressing her cub in Vidarbha’s Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The tigress and her cub were clicked by Amol Bais, a wildlife photographer of Chandrapur, while he was en route his jungle safari in the forests of the tiger reserve in January 2016.

The State Forest Ministry had selected the photograph and sent it to the Central Government with a request to release postal stamps based on the stunning posture on International Tiger’s Day. The Central Government accepted the request gleefully and dedicated two postal stamps today. The two prized postal stamps are in the denomination of Rs 5 and Rs 25.

The Post-Master General of Maharashtra Goa Circle Ashok Kumar Das was also present on the occasion.

Results of ‘Selfie With Tree’ contest declared:
The results of State Government-organized “Selfie With Tree” competition marking the “Ekach Lakshya, Don Koti Vruksha” campaign were declared on the occasion. The contest was held during July 1-7 tree plantation drive and was participated by thousands of enthusiasts from across the state. A total of 25 winners were selected from State. Five winners were from Nagpur Division among them. The winners Rishikesh Bawne, Manish Mantri, Suresh Paul, Devansh Chaurasia and Nitin Revatkar were awarded with IPhone 6 in the form of a prize.