Jul 5, 2008

Golden jubilee of Madhav Institute of Technology and Science

Name of Stamp:Madhav Institute of Technology and Science,Gwalior.
Issue date:30th JUNE 2008
Details:His Highness Sir Jiwaji Rao Scindia, Maharaja, erstwhile princely state of Gwalior established the Madhav Institute of Technology and Science in 1957 with the prime objective of providing Technical Education at undergraduate and post graduate levels along with conducting research activities.
Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India laid the foundation stone of the Institute on October 20, 1956 and Dr S Radhakrishnan, the then President of India inaugurated the building on December 11, 1964. The current president of the governing body is Maharaja Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is also a Member of Parliament and the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology.
Brahma Prakash designed the Stamp and the First Day Cover. Alka Sharma designed the pictorial first day postmark. Brochure containing write-up and technical data was issued on the occasion.
The First Day Cover and the Brochure are priced at INR 2.00 each.
Security Printing Press, Hyderabad printed the stamps by wet offset in the quantities of 0.8 million.
Remark:This time no materials(Stamp,FDC & brochure) was available in our Bhubaneswar philatelic bureau so unfortunately I have not able to make First day posting to my friends by registered post.The round circle is the error in spelling.

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