Department of Posts have issued Commemorative Postage stamps on various institutions and personalities related to Allahabad from time to time. Now a new name will be added to this list on 5th November, 2013. Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region told that Department of Posts will issue commemorative postage stamp on 5th November, 2013 on Boys’ High School, Allahabad for its contribution in the field of education. Earlier Department of Posts has issued Commemorative Postage Stamp on Anglo Bengali Inter College on 23rd December, 2002 also.
It is worthwhile to mention here that Boys’ High School, Allahabad was established on 5th November, 1861. Alumnus of this school have carved out a niche for themselves in a number of fields including judiciary, executive, legislative, defense forces, and cinema. Personalities like super star of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan are from this school. This postage stamp will be released by Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mr. B. L. Joshi on 05th November, 2013 in the premises of Boys High School, Allahabad.
Director, Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav said that this postage stamp will be released in the denominations of rupees 5 along with First Day Cover and information brochure. Information about the college will be printed in the Information brochure. Philatelists and people with interest in postage stamps may get these stamps with special cancellation on 5th November itself, and preserve it for their collection. Besides this, this stamp will be made available in Philatelic Bureaues across the country.