IFR- Stamp expo from February 4 to 8

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cdr.G.Srirama Rao, Indian Navy (Retd.) who is a philatelist and numismatist will display his collection of the stamps, First Day covers and Special covers issued on the Indian Navy since Independence, earlier President’s Fleet Reviews apart from his collection of stamps, coins and currency notes on the topics of music in the Naval Section of the Visakha Museum from February 4 to 8.

The earlier exhibition in the IFR when was held in Mumbai in 2001 was reviewed by the then President K.R.Narayan, he said. The first Fleet Review on the East Coast was held in 2006 and was reviewed by the then President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and during the present IFR, stamp and First Day coves would also be released by President Pranab Mukherjee on February 6 at the Naval Base here.

Rehearsal till February 2, 2016:
For IFR, the rehearsal would be conducted between 9.30 and 11.15am today which would be visible to the people on the beach and public do not need any passes to witness the review. The rehearsal would be repeated on February 2, 2016. On February 7, an International City Parade would be conducted on the Beach road and it would be witnessed by the Prime Minister. The rehearsals for the ICP would be conducted on Wednesday evening. Naval bands from five countries including the US, Australia and Sri Lanka would be participating in the ICP. The Navy is planning to organize band concerts by the foreign navies at the IFR Village and other parts of the city for the benefit of public.

Issue of passes from today:
Forty thousand passes will be issued to members of public from the 105 Mee Seva and eSeva centres in the city from today for the IFR according to Joint Collector J.Nivas. Each Mee Seva centre will issue 800 to 1000 passes and each eSeva Centre will issue 800 passes on production of Aadhaar card.

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