Malayala Manorama Newspaper & National Philatelic Museum, New DelhiWe all know the fact that Malayala Manorama is a famous newspaper which is published daily in our Kerala state. This was founded in the year 1888 & now it has editions like Kollam, Kottayam, Kannur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Palakkad, Chennai, Pathanamthitta, Mangalore, Bangalore, Bombay, Dubai, Delhi, Bahrain etc. Kandathil Varghese Mappillai was the founder of this newspaper & the first issue of this newspaper was published in the year 14 March 1890. The famous poet Raghavan Nambiar, Villuvarvattathu from Thiruvalla was the person who suggested the name Malayala Manorama to the newspaper. Another point is that the symbol of elephants for Malayala Manorama newspaper was granted by Kerala Varma. The latest news regarding Malayala Manorama is that this newspaper got an important place in National Philatelic Museum. I know now you are in a curiosity to know more about the National Philatelic Museum & how Malayala Manorama is related to this museum? So read the following points to know about these facts.
National Philatelic Museum, New Delhi: It's important features & location
The National Philatelic Museum was inaugurated by the Department of Posts (DoP) on 11 July 2011 in New Delhi. As the name (National Philatelic Museum) indicates, this museum will exhibit rare postage stamps collected from different parts of the world. Radhika Doraiswamy, the secretary of Department of Posts mentioned that this museum will be opened from Monday to Friday & there will be an entry fee (amount not yet been decided). Another fact is that if any school groups wish to visit the National Philatelic Museum on Saturday, it will be opened on special request. The important features of the National Philatelic Museum includes an amphitheatre meant for talkshows & presentations, reference library, artist corner, stamps related to wildlife, science & technology, transport, bays dedicated to freedom fighters, prime ministers, Mahatma Gandhi etc. The National Philatelic Museum is located in Dhak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk on Parliament Street or Sansad Marg. You can reach this museum either by local buses, auto rickshaws, taxi & metro rail. The nearest railway station is New Delhi railway station. Patel chowk is the nearest metro station while Indira Gandhi international airport is the nearest international airport. It should be noted that this museum contains an extensive collection of rare stamps & it is also known as a philatelist's paradise. When you visit this museum, you will definitely get a lot of information regarding India's postal history as well as foreign stamps. Now you may be thinking about how Malayala Manorama, a daily newspaper gpot connected with National Philatelic Museum?
How Malayala Manorama is related to National Philatelic Museum in New Delhi?I have already mentioned in the above point that Malayala Manorama was founded in the year 1888. Inorder to celebrate the centenary year of Malayala Manorama newspaper, a stamp was issued by the postal service on 23 March 1988. Now you can see this stamp in the National Philatelic Museum, Newdelhi. The stamp paper used was that of a un-water marked adhesive coated stamp paper. Some of the important details of the stamp are given below.
Name of the stamp: Malayala Manorama Newspaper
Color of the stamp: Black & Blue
Date of issuing the stamp: 23 March 1988
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