Sunday, March 7, 2010


We members of Orissa philatelic Association deeply regret to write that Noted Philatelist of Hyderabad,Shri M.G. Pittie passed away we  express our  deep condolences. It is a great loss to Indian Philately. He was the past President of Philatelic Congress of India. He was also the Secretary General from 1982-1987, Vice President from 1990-1998 and the President from 1998 -2000.  His collection of stamps and Postal Stationery of Hyderabad and Gwalior State won many national and international awards. Shri M.G. Pittie had also the honour of being Senior Consultant, Federation of International and Asian Philately. Mr.M.G.Pittie was on FIAP Executive Committee Board from 2001 - 2005 as Vice President.He was an inspirer to our members in perticular Indian states stationeries collections.Our Past Secretary Late Major S.C.Mohanty and present Secretary Mr.Pradip Mohanty  got lot of inspiration from him.He was a good freind  of Mr.Sahadeva Sahoo,Past President of PCI and Orissa Philatelic Association

Our deepest condolences from our whole Philatelic Community to all the family members of Shri M.G. Pittie.


                  Best example of callousness of India Post

   I have received one Speed Post cover from ASHWINI KUMAR DUBEY,Gorakhpur,UP
 The cover bears "delivery "postmark of chaurichaura on 24-2-10
but addressed to Cuttack with  speedpost lebel is for Chennai  with
date 24-2-10 and barcode no also different

Ashwini I am thankful to get your cover and
your constant effort  to aware  us regarding

   In 1922 on 4th February an angry violent nationalist mob  
at "CHAURICHAURA" Gorakhpur killed 22 policemen
Mahatma Gandhi stopped NON CO-OPERATION movement
after this event.