This special cover was released on 4th April 2012 as continuation of MGM Group's efforts to earnestly and actively protect, promote and propagate Odihsa's natural beauty, rich architectural heritage, its green cover and diverse wild life habitats as a part of the group's social responsibilities.
MGM group, a diversified business house of Odisha, is dedicated to putting into best use Odisha's precious natural resources in a sustainable manner and adding value through forward integration.
In keeping with its commitment to ec0-friendly and responsible investments, the group has also made a foray into h-tech horticulture and renewable energy generation.
La Martinere School,
Kolkota was established in 1836 along with two schools in Lucknow and one in Lyons at France.
The education system of La Martiniere is a fusion of global education with strong local roots.
The contribution of the schools to society has won accolade and all round appreciation.
La Martiniere has one of the most distinguished histories of any school in Kolkata, or in fact, India.
School has achieved an enviable reputation in the field of academics as well as extra-curricular activities.
It is without doubt one of the top schools in Kolkata
The Post of Vietnam has issued a set of four stamps commemorating the coming Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London.
The 30th Summer Olympics will take place from 27/7 to 12/8/2012 in London (UK), bringing together nearly 10,500 athletes from over 200 countries, involving in 302 contents of 26 games, with the goal of building a peaceful and better world, through education for young people in sport irrespective of caste, rich and poor in the spirit of friendship and solidarity.
Vietnam sports delegation will participate in 10 sports competition in Olympic Games, such as weight lifting, gymnastics, fencing, taekwondo, swimming, athletics, badminton, shooting, etc.
The nominated area, Xinjiang Tianshan, includes six National Nature Reserves and National Park, and the six districts have different scientific and aesthetic values. They include the geology and geography of the Tianshan Mountains, vertical natural biogeographic belts, habitats of wild plants and animals, the beauty of mountainous natural landscapes and so on. These districts and their various assets together form the special natural heritage value of Xinjiang Tianshan, six districts of which have different features and can not be replaced by each other. (1) Tomur Peak National Natural Reserves is the typical representative of the South Tianshan Mountains. It contains one of the largest concentrations of huge mountain glaciers in the world. It is one of the regions in the world where snow leopards and their prey are the most abundant. It represents the complete vertical series of natural landscape belts of South Tianshan, as well as the grand geography of the red Tertiary canyon landscape. (2) Kuerdeny National Nature Reserve is the typical representative of the middle Tianshan Mountains. It is the seedbed and the world's core area of Picea schrenkiana. It is also the distribution centre and seedbed of wild apples, wild walnuts, Prunus dornesticus etc. and it represents the complete vertical series of biogeographical belts of the middle Tianshan Mountains. (3) Tianshan Tianchi National Park is the typical representative of East Tianshan, a site of renowned beauty, and recognized as a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve. The glaciers in this region are the most sensitive indicators for climate change in the extremely arid zone. (4) Sayram National Park is the typical representative of the faulted basins of the Tianshan Mountains . The complete lacustrine sedimentation sequence has recorded the evolution of the climate and environment since the Quaternary. Sayram is the largest lake and alpine lake inflow lake in the Tianshan mountain ranges of Xinjiang. There are colorful flowers and grassland around the lake which represent the beauty of the alpine meadows on the Tianshan Mountains. It is probably the core area of Ranodon sibiricus, as well as ancient wild fruit forests. (5) Bayinbuluke National Nature Reserve represents Tianshan tectonic basins and typical wetlands, and is the southern margin of the breeding ground of Cygnus cygnus. (6) Nalaty National Park is the typical representative of Tianshan integrated natural beauty.
(1) According to Geological World Heritage: a Global Framework (2005) and the newly- inscribed World Natural Heritages from 2006 to 2009, There are 12 properties have been inscribed on the World Heritage List for outstanding universal value for the mountains, and 5 properties with significant mountains values, but which are inscribed on the World Heritage List for other reasons. Comparison with those 17 properties, Tianshan possesses the prominent mountain geology, biology and aesthetic values in background of temperate arid zone, which are incomparable. Comparison with 15 properties with significant glacier values, the nominated area is the prominent representative for outstanding glacier value in the Central Asia arid area. Tomur Peak is a concentration of Tianshan mountain glaciers, which is across China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, is the biggest glaciation center in the Tianshan Mountains. Within China, the nominated heritage accounts for 81% of the total ice area and 71.3% of the total volume respectively, that is incomparable for three neighboring countries. (2) Compared with the four Tianshan nominated heritage of neighboring countries, Xinjiang Tianshan accounts for 2/3 of the total Tianshan, which represents the characteristics of natural geography and biodiversity and ecology evolution in East and Central Tianshan. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan account only for the remaining 1/3, which represents the system characteristics only of the Western Tianshan. (3)As far as 34 biodivetsity hotspots are concerned, there is no World Natural Heritage in the Mountains of Central Asia. Compared with neighboring countries which are located in the same "Pamir-Tian-Shan Highlands" biogeographical provinces, the nominated area has great resemblance in ecosystem and plant-animal succession, but Xinjiang Tianshan is the most important habitat for Picea schrenkiana, Uncia uncia, Cygnus cygnus,and Ranodon sibiricus etc., which can not be replaced by the nominated area of neighboring countries
The nominated area possesses the most complete vertical series of botanic distribution belts in Tianshan, including desert zone, desert steppe, shrubbery, river valley forest, wild fruit forest, mixed forest of spruce and broadleaved trees, pure Picea schrenkiana, cypress and shrubs, alpine meadows, and glaciers and snow-covered peaks. The nominated area includes the major ecological formations of Tianshan, such as Form. Picea schrenkiana, Form. Malus sieversii+Armenica vulgris, Form. Betula tianschanica, Form. Populus tremula, Form. Juniperus sabina, Form. Sabina pseudosabina, Form. Tamarix ramosissima, Form. Haloxylon ammodendron, Form. Bothriochloa ischaemum, and Form. Thylacospermum caespitosum,etc. The nominated area contains over 1800 plant species, for example, endangered plant Goodyera repens (CITES 2007)and endemic plants Saussurea involucrata and Tulipa sinkiangensi. The nominated area has more than 400 animal species, including representative endangered animals, such as Uncia uncia (IUCN 2009；CITES 2007), Cygnus cygnus (IUCN 2009; CITES 2007), Cervus elaphus (IUCN 2009), Podoces biddulphi (IUCN 2009), Ovis ammon (IUCN 2009), Ibex sibiricus (IUCN 2009) etc.
(3) Habitats for snow leopards. Snow leopards have been identified by IUCN as being endangered. They only inhabit Central and Southern Asia. The number of snow leopards in the world is estimated at about 2,500 and there are more than 1,650 snow leopards living within Xinjiang. Around the Tianshan Tomur Peak, the number of the snow leopards is over 600 and good populations of prey species argali and ibex remain. (4) Habitats for Ranodon sibiricus, they have been identified by IUCN as being endangered and requiring protection. They are the most primitive species of amphibians and this kind of species only inhabit springs along the border Alatau Mountain between China and Kazakstan. Four isolated habitats have been discovered recently and they are all located within Wenquan county of Xinjiang. The number of this animal has been estimated at less than 6,000. (5) Breeding ground of swans. Bayinbuluke National Nature Reserve includes the largest breeding ground and habitat of swans in China, with an area of 1,368 km2. There are, in total, 128 kinds of birds including Cygnus cygnus, Cygnus columbianus, Cygnus olor, wild geese etc. The number of these birds reaches over 100,000 and the number of Cygnus cygnus is the largest, totaling 3,000-7,000.
Camel Mazayina is divided into two categories:
Asayel and Majahim.
Asayel camels were referred to as Humr Al-Niaam in the tradition of the noble Prophet (Peace Be upon Him).
They were also known as Red Nouq (Camels).
They were mentioned in history when Antar abin Shaddad (the legendary warrior and poet) went to the west of the Arabian Peninsula to fetch them as dowry for his beloved Abla.
Their origin and places of presence are the UAE and Oman.
-Majahim's origins were in Najed, in Saudi Arabia
Nguyễn Văn Cừ (09-07-1912 - 28-08-1941) was descended from an intellectual family, Phù Khê commune, Từ Sơn district, Bắc Ninh province.
He was general secretary of the Communist Party of Indochina (1938-1940).
He was a revolutionary activist, a steadfast communist, a leader in the promotion of spiritual struggle frank criticism and self-criticism to improve the Party's power expressed through his "Self criticism".
He was arrested, sentenced to hard labour, sent to Con Dao and sentenced to death by French colonists on the 28th of August 1941 in Hóc Môn (Hồ Chí Minh city).