Our Very Own ‘Mattu Gulla’ of Udupi District Featured on Special Cover by Department of Post

Our Very Own ‘Mattu Gulla’ of Udupi District Featured on Special Cover by Department of Post

October 13:  ‘Karnapex 2019’a programme as a part of the 12th state-level philatelic exhibition, was held at Dr T M A Pai Convention Centre. The Department of Posts highlighted the significance of the ecological system of coastal Karnataka by releasing three special postal covers on the second day of Karnapex 2019.
The special covers featured ‘Mattu Gulla’ – a variety of brinjal which is grown only in the Mattu village of Udupi district. Along with Mattu gulla, the special cover even featured ‘Shankarapura Mallige’ – a special variety of jasmine from Shankarapura of Udupi; and Euphlyctis Aloysii – a rare frog species of the Western Ghats.

A booklet containing the stamps in alphabetical order in Kannada and also the permanent postal cancellation depicting Hombuja Kshetra Jain Mutt, an ancient Jain Heritage Centre in Shivamogga, were also released during the programme.
Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh was present during the occasion and suggested the Postal Department to make the postage stamp collection on Kannada letters available to schoolchildren. She also called upon the students to visit ‘Karnapex 2019’ philately exhibition.

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