The establishment of the 1st Public Sector oil refinery at Nunmati near Gauhati (Assam) marks and important step in the growth of the oil industry in India. The Indian Refineries Limited was incorporated on August 22nd 1958.
Bhikaiji Kama was born on September 24th 1861. Her father was Framji Sorabji Patel, a business men of Bombay, she studied at the Alexandera Parseee Girls school in Bombay and was married to Shri K.R.Kama, a leading solicitor.
MALARIA continues to be the World’s greatest single cause of disablement and the World’s costliest disease. A Million people die of Malaria every year even now. Malaria is present in 140 Countries and territories inhabited by over 1000 million people.
The number of the great Indian one horned Rhinoceros sank dangerously low at the beginning of the present century. Sportsmen and Poachers shot it for its valuable horn, which is still mistakenly used in some parts of eastern Asia as an Aphrodisiac.
This year’s Children’s Day stamp likewise carries the theme as conveyed by the International Union for Child Welfare viz. “the rights of every child ; the responsibility of every adult and community”.
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