O.P.Ramaswamy Reddiar was a freedom fighter and was the first Chief Minister of Madras Presidency. He had brought many social changes and was able to implement several far reaching schemes. He introduced the Employment Exchange system and established the Home Guard system.India Post issued a stamp on 25th August 2010 which completes his 30th year of death.
A private special cover with the cancellation of Mangalore Philatelic Bureau was handed over to the Deputy Commissioner Shri. V. Ponnuraj at Surathkal Lighthouse on 16th August 2010 by Lions District Governor 324-D5 - J.K.Rao MJF, at Amateur (HAM) Radio Special Event Station as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship week celebration.
This cover has Lions International President's Logo of Lighthouse and slogan "a Beacon of Hope" with Permenant Pictorial Postal Cancellation of 18th Century Monumental Lighthouse of Mangalore (WLOL IND 171) and is released on occation of International Lighthouse and Lightship Week 7th to 22nd Aug 2010 from India's only Special Event Amateur Radio Station - VU0LH being putup with assistance from Lions Clubs International Amateur Radio Club Station VU2LCI.
India Post released a stamp on Vethathiri Maharishi on 14th August 2010. He was a yoga guru and his contribution to yoga and meditation is of great importance. He established a World Community Service Centre having its headquarters at Chennai with more than 1500 meditation centers in India and abroad. He was also a practitioner of alternative system of medicines like Siddha, Ayurveda and Homeopathy. On 9th Jan 1975 he was invited to the United Nations to give talk on the "Value of Yoga and Meditation". He has written many book and poems in Tamil and English.
A special cover on National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka, was released to celebrate the golden Jubilee year ( 2009-2010) on 06.08.2010.
The photograph depicts Shri. U. Srinivas Mallya, founder of the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal. It is one of the Technical institutions of National Importance and it enjoys a very good reputation at National and International levels.
The Jewel of Muscat is a replica of a 9th-century Omani ship, built through a joint effort by the governments of Oman and Singapore.
On 3rd July 2010, Jewel of Muscat arrives in Singapore to a spectacular and joyous welcome. She is welcomed by the President of Singapore H.E. S R Nathan and H.H. Sayyid Harib Bin Thuwainy Al-Said, representative of H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of the Sultanate of Oman. In a formal ceremony Jewel is handed over to the people of Singapore as a gift from Oman. Jewel will now be prepared for transfer to her permanent home the Experiential Maritime Museum at Sentosa Resorts World.
A stamp was released Syed Mohammed Ali Shihab Thangal on 2nd August 2010, a great religious scholar and social worker. He worked for the uplift of the downtrodden and in providing them with quality and value based education.He was also involved in politics as the president of the Kerala Muslim League.
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