Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha

S. SANKARANARAYANAN (Music philatelist and old time
associate of Sruti)

[su_quote]Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha (Shanmukhananda Sabha) is a leading cultural organisation in Mumbai, with a glorious record of service to fine arts to its credit. Over the past half century it has evolved into a centre for national integration and cultural synthesis. Established in 1952, the Sabha celebrated its diamond jubilee in July 2012. Earlier, it had celebrated its golden jubilee in August 2002. On both the occasions the Department of Posts, Maharashtra and Goa Circle, released special covers. That the Department issued two special covers on the same organisation speaks much about the prestige and reputation the Shanmukhananda Sabha enjoys in Mumbai.[/su_quote]

Special covers

Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha - Special Covers

The Golden Jubilee cover was issued on 31 August 2002. The cancellation depicts the emblem of the Sabha and indicates the occasion. The cover has a picture of the building of the Sabha with the figure 50 thereon and the inscription ‘Golden Jubilee Year’. The Diamond Jubilee cover, issued on 17 July 2012, has been cancelled with a stylised figure ’60’ as also a sketch of a diamond and the words “Six Glorious Decades of Fine Arts”. The cover has the emblem of the Sabha and symbols representing the performing arts …read more