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Friday, November 25, 2011

Two-Day Philatelic Exhibition“Aravali-A Series of Stamps” Begins at Rail Museum

A two-day District Level Philatelic Exhibition“Aravali-A Series of Stamps” organized by the Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts (DoP) was inaugurated here today by Lt General V K Pillai, SM, General Officer Commanding, HQs, Delhi Area in the presence Ms Rameshwari Handa, Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Circle. A special cover on Barsilight Railways was also released on this occasion. A set of “My Stamp” was also presented to Shri Manu Goel, Executive Director(Heritage) Railway Board.
In his inaugural address Lt General V K Pillai said that Department of Post has special place in the lives of men in uniform as letters carry emotions to and fro from their homes. He disclosed that that he himself has a good collection of stamps.
Speaking on the occassion Shri Manu Goel shared long association of Deprtment of Posts and Railways. He informed that names of the trains with suffix Mail, like Punjab Mail used to imply that mail was transported by that train.
               Ms Rameshwari Handa, Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Circle said that Communication and movement is common to the three institutions of DoP, Railways and Army. She said it is an excellent opportunity for all to share and learn from each other.
India Post carries out various activities to create awareness about importance of Philately by organizing road shows, exhibition, quiz competition, Philatelic Workshops, Stamp Designing Contest etc, at different places in order to facilitate school children to attend easily. This year, Delhi Postal Circle is organizing a series of philately exhibitions. This i Philatelic Exhibition in South West Division during 24th and 25th November 2011 at National Rail Museum is third such exhibition, which would certainly be a place of interest for the children. Children from around 50 schools will participate in this event. The exhibition has been named as “Aravali - A Series of Stamps”. Students of age group up to 18 years will participate in the exhibition and display their exhibits. The exhibition will be informative and of educational experience for all the children. Different activities like Design a cover (Painting competition) on the theme of 100 years of Delhi and quiz competition will be held during the exhibition.
The closing ceremony will be held tomorrow at 11.30 a.m, in which the winners of the painting competition and quiz etc will be awarded.
Source : PIB Release, November 24, 2011

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