June 12, 2017

3085 INDIA / CHINA - Joint India (Chennai) - China (Ningbo) International Postcrossing Meetup, May 7, 2017

On May 7th, 2017 took place this meetup, actually two meetups which holded in same day, at the same hour (China is 3 hours earlier than India) in Chennai (India) and Ningbo (China). Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India. Ningbo is a sub-provincial city in northeast Zhejiang province in China, with a port which is among the busiest in the world.

With this occasion, the postcrossers from the two countries issued a special postcard, one alone, on which are joined yoga postures and kung fu stances. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India, and has as ultimate goal moksha (liberation). Kung fu is an umbrella term for the Chinese martial arts, several hundred fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.

About the stamps
The first stamp, depicting B R Ambedkar, is part of the definitive series Builders of Modern India, about which I wrote here.

The second stamp is part of the series Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, designed by Nenu Gupta, and issued on August 5, 2016.
• tennis (5 INR)
box (5 INR) - It's on the postcard 3085
shooting (25 INR)• fights (25 INR) 

About the last stamp, issued to honor the Third Battalion the Garhwal Rifles, I wrote here

Sender: Prakashraj G. and the postcrossers who participated to the Postcrossing Meetup which held in Chennai on May 7, 2017.
Sent from Chennai (Tamil Nadu / Belgium) on 08.05.2017
Designers: Ren & Yao Xuenan

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