Stamp released on 100th year of aerial mail service launch

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Allahabad, Feb 12 (PTI) To commemorate world''s firstaerial mail service, which was launched here on this day in1911, Governor of Uttar Pradesh B L Joshi today released apostage stamp dedicated to the 100th year of the historicevent.

Besides releasing the stamp, the Governor also flaggedoff a Chetak helicopter at the Central Air Command of theIndian Air Force in Bamrauli near here. The chopper flew toNaini, a township situated across River Yamuna.

On February 12, 1911, the world''s first aerial mailservice was launched with a helicopter carrying 6,500 lettersfrom Allahabad to Naini, a statement said.

Besides the Governor, Air Marshal G S Kochar, AirOfficer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command, andsenior officials of the Indian Postal Department were presenton the function.

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