Stamp dedicated to 150th anniversary of Latvia University of Agriculture to be presented in ceremony

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Latvia University of Agriculture (LUA), on Monday, September 16, 2013, Latvijas Pasts will hold a first day cancellation event and ceremony for the stamp dedicated to the anniversary. The event will take place from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, and the ceremony with participation of representatives of Latvijas Pasts, the Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava City Council and the State Inspection for Heritage Protection will begin at 11 AM. The events will be held in the Jelgava Palace, 2 Lielā Street.

The stamp designed by artist Ludis Danilāns depicts the Jelgava Palace and the coat of arms of the LUA with the motto of the university: Proventus pro patria or For the Growth of the Fatherland. The denomination of the stamp is LVL 0.40 and EUR 0.57, corresponding to the cost of mailing an A-class letter within Latvia. The total print run of the stamp is 30,000, and the print run of the first day cover is 1,500.

In 1863, an Agriculture Faculty was established in the Riga Polytechnical Institute, creating the foundation of the present-day Latvia University of Agriculture. Over the years, it has grown into an important national university with eight faculties, around 5,000 students and a teaching staff of more than 300.

Latvijas Pasts actively contributes to promotion of the State higher education establishments by marking their major anniversaries. In 2012, Latvijas Pasts issued a stamp to mark the 150th anniversary of the Riga Technical University.

Click here to see the new stamp Latvia University of Agriculture - 150 and the first day cover.

About SJSC Latvijas Pasts

Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with more than 4,200 employees.

Additional information:
Zane Plone
SJSC Latvijas Pasts
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 67608504

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