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International Tiger Day: Now, see the big cat on postal covers

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MB GIRISH
Published Jul 26, 2018, 5:26 am IST
Updated Jul 26, 2018, 5:26 am IST
The special cover will be released in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Saturday on the occasion of International Tiger Day-2018.
A file photo of the famed tiger ‘Prince’ photographed by retired director of Bandipur National Park B.B. Mallesh.
 A file photo of the famed tiger ‘Prince’ photographed by retired director of Bandipur National Park B.B. Mallesh.

Chamarajanagar: To mark International Tiger Day and create awareness among people on conservation of the big cat, a special postal cover on tigers will be brought out by India Post attached to the department of posts in association with the state forest department. The special cover will be released in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Saturday on the occasion of International Tiger Day-2018. The special cover will also be displayed at philately expos in the country to sent out a message on tiger conservation. As many as 6,500 special covers will be printed and the forest department will keep about 5,500 with them for use in official communication. Some will be sent to Philately account holders while others will be on sale for the public with each special cover costing Rs 25.

Bandipur was chosen for the release because the officials concerned wanted a special cover on tigers to be released in a forest and Bandipur with the highest number of tigers, was the automatic choice. It was India Post Public Relation Officer Madhu Kiran who took the initiative to bring out the special cover and coordinated with the KFD to make it happen, said sources.  

 

The release function of the special cover will also have a talk on tiger conservation which will be attended by school children from the vicinity of Bandipur Tiger Reserve and local elected representatives. The special cover will be released by Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Charles Lobo and the function will be attended by Punati Sridhar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests among others. 

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