Special cover of Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium released
Department of Post : India released special cover of Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on 11th November 2017 at Rajkot. It is indeed matter of pride for everyone in Saurashtra that their stadium is notably recognised by India Post.
The special cover has graphic picture of the stadium, highlighting its signature the Media Box. Some of Special Covers are stamped by the stamp of Legend Sachin Tendulkar. Back of this cover has pictures of Stamps of Legendary Jam Ranji and Vinoo Mankad.
Shri Niranjan Shah, former Hon. Secretary of BCCI and Saurashtra Cricket Association was the Chief Guest. Shri B P Sarangi, Post Master General , Rajkot Region presided over the function. Shri Niranjan Shah also inaugurated the Philately Exhibition, Rajpex 2017 today at Dr. Shayma Prasad Art Gallery, Race Course, Rajkot.
The Special Cover of Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium was released in presence of Shri Niranjan Shah, Shri B P Sarangi, Shri Madhukar Worah (Hon. Joint Secretary SCA) and other dignitaries, guests and students.
In his speech, Shri Niranjan Shah profoundly thanked Department of Post : India for recognising the stadium. He added that this Special Cover will add up to pride and prestige of Cricket of Saurashtra.
Shri B P Sarangi, Post Master General, Rajkot in his speech gave brief details of the Stadium and much appreciated the design, facilities and infrastructure of the Stadium. He added that the stadium was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister (at the time Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat) Shri Narendra Modi on 6th January 2013. The foundation stone too was laid by him in presence of legendry Kapil Dev and other dignitaries on 19th January 2006.
Rajpex 2017, Philately Exhibition has had some of the most rare and exclusive collections of special covers, stamps etc. The exhibition was open for two days, 11th and 12th November 2017. Many of stamp/special cover collectors visited this excellent exhibition. Saurashtra Cricket Association sincerely appreciate everyone in General Post Office, Rajkot for their immense efforts