Postal cover on Jamia Masjid released
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 30: To commemorate the arrival of Queen’s Baton in the Srinagar, the government has released a special cover of the Department of Posts depicting the picture of the Jamia Masjid in Shahr-e-Khaas.
An official handout Wednesday said the Minister for Youth Services and Sports, RS Chib in presence of the Minister for Health and Medical Education Sham Lal Sharma and Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University. Prof Riyaz Punjabi released the special cover.
The cover has been prepared and designed by the Chief Post Master General J&K Circle, Brig YPS Mohan (VSM), who was also present on the occasion.
The handout said: “The Jamia Masjid of Srinagar is situated at Nowhata, in the middle of the old City. It was built by Sultan Sikander in 1400 AD. Standing on 370 Wooden Pillars, with a magnificent Courtyard, the mosque was later enthusiastically repaired and reconstructed under the patronage of Maharaja Partap Singh”.
Chib, the handout said that such covers and stamps are released only on such special occasions.
He said that when the Baton entered India on June 25th a special Postal Stamp was also released by the Department of Posts at Bagah-Attari Border at Amritsar.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Naseem Lanker, Secretary Youth Services and Sports, BA Runyal, Deputy Commissioners, Srinagar and Budgam and the guests accompanying the Baton were present on the occasion.
“Sports personalities accompanying the Baton included Lt General Kadayan, Col KS Banshtu, Alka Lamba, Wing Commander VN Singh, Ankit Rampal, Nitan Singhal, Nivesh Kumar, and Lt Col Y Duhan were also present,” the handout said.
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