Thursday, March 4, 2010

#109 India...Thanks Adivaragan!

The left stamp was issued in 2009 commemorating 50 years of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.

LBSNAA is a research and training institute on public policy and public administration in India. Operated by India's federal Union Government, LBSNAA is located in the remote town of Mussoorie in the foothills of Himalayas.

The academy's main purpose is to train civil service officers of the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Audits and Accounts Service, Indian Railway Traffic Service, and other government agencies undergo training at LBSNAA.

In India, most officers of the premier civil services of the country are selected through competitive civil service exams administered by the Union Public Service Commission. Applicants who are accepted attend LBSNAA for a four-month Foundation Course.

The 2 stamps on the right are Indian 2009 Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers issue.

In 2009, about 40 other countries issued stamps on climate change. The common theme is Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers. The international stamp campaign is being coordinated by Itella’s Philatelic Centre in Finland.
Each participant country will issue its stamps on its own schedule in the period January-March 2009. Each country will also decide independently on the illustration theme for its issue. A shared feature for the issues is the crystal insignia, shown on the stamps.

On the back of the cover are the Indian Railway Stations issue showing stations at Chennai,Mumbai,Howrah and Old Delhi.

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