Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doot Centenary Commemorative Postage Stamp to be released in Ahmedabad on January 15th 2011

                                                            GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TO HONOUR 'DOOT' CENTENARY WITH POSTAGE STAMP


The Government of India, through its Department of Posts, will issue a commemorative postage stamp on Saturday, 15th January to mark the completion of one hundred years of the Gujarati Catholic Periodical 'DOOT'. 


'DOOT' was first launched in January 1911, through very humble beginnings, from Mumbai.  It originally catered to the miniscule Catholic community of Gujarat.  But over the years, it has grown by leaps and bounds and caters to a cross section of society, belonging to all religious and cultural backgrounds in Gujarat, in other parts of India and abroad.  For the last several years, it is being published and printed from Anand.


It has the distinction of being the second oldest Gujarati periodical in the country.  Another distinguishing feature of this monthly magazine is the fact that it has been published uninterruptedly for one hundred years! 


Its contents include constitutional, moral and social values.  It has a readership of over fifty thousand. Themes in the magazine in the past have included issues on "Gandhian thoughts", "Sixty years of India's Independence", "Indian diversity", "Corporal punishment for children" and "the Role of women in today's India".


The 'DOOT' Centenary commemorative stamp will be released by the Smt. Humera Ahmed, the Chief Post Master General of Gujarat at a public function


On       :           Saturday, January 15th, 2011


At        :           4.00 pm


At        :           Loyola Golden Jubilee Auditorium

                                    St. Xavier's School, Memnagar Road, Ahmedabad


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PRASHANT   (A Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace)
Street Address : Hill Nagar, Near Kamdhenu Hall, Drive-in Road, Ahmedabad - 380052, Gujarat, India
Postal Address : P B 4050, Navrangpura PO, Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat, India
Phone : 91  79   27455913,  66522333
Fax : 91  79  27489018


1 comment:

Ŵitti said...

Hallo to India!
I just received a letter with this commemorative stamp and wanted to know more about it - Thank you very much for this great information!
Best wishes & greetings from the Baltic Sea,