Release of ‘Special Postal Cover’ by Hon’ble Union Minister for Urban Development



Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao (popularly known as A.S.Rao) (1914–2003) was an eminent Indian scientist and founder of the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Rao represented India at many international conferences on scientific development including UN conferences on peaceful uses of atomic energy. He also served on the editorial and advisory boards of many scientific journals including many international journals of repute. Recognition of his services to the nation has brought Rao many awards and honours:

On 16th November 2014 a Special Postal stamp was released on the occasion of his birth centenary. This special cover was released in his memory by Postal Department and the chief guest Hon’ble Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs has released the special stamp to the public. The Chief Postmaster General Sri. B. V. Sudhakar, IPoS, was a guest of honour. Other Hon’ble members of legislates councils, Parlament and Rajya Sabha were present. The celebration was Presided by Hon’ble MLA Sri. N.V. S. S. Prabhakar. DrASRAO


During this special celebration, I had the opportunity to meet with Hon’ble Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Sri. M. Venkaiah Naidu garu and handed over hard copy of the requisition regarding the Swachh Bharat Awareness Fund that I shared with you all online on this platform. Lets hope that the Hon’ble minister will find time to review our suggestions and once again will brain-storm on the subject matter.

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