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Monday, February 25, 2013

Postal department stamps its class

BERHAMPUR: Stamps of pre-independence era and present times on various aspects like sports, cinema, personalities and India's rich cultural heritage and biodiversity are being displayed at the two-day district-level philatelic exhibition 'Rushipex-2013', which opened at post master general (PMG) office here on Saturday.
Different dances, monasteries, flora and fauna of various countries, including India, Nepal, Bhutan, North Korea and South Korea and the UK, depicted through stamps are also on display in the exhibition, organized by postal department (Berhampur division). Berhampur University vice chancellor JK Mohapatra inaugurated the exhibition.
'Odisha in Stamps' - a special section has also been put up, where stamps from different periods were displayed. Special covers and old postal letters of various countries with brief backgrounds are also displayed in at least 70 frames.
"The stamps are not merely collection of pictures. These reflect the rich cultural heritage and political history of the country. It's an occasion for the students to understand rich culture of other countries too," the vice chancellor said.
The exhibition was organized to encourage the younger generation to develop philately as a hobby and educate it on significance of stamps, said PMG ( Berhampur) SP Rajlingam.
He also highlighted different activities of India Post.
Archaeologist Jeevan Kumar Patnaik said, "Stamps on particular subjects will help a lot of researchers." There is a also a provision for sale of some old Indian stamps at the exhibition.
Source : The Times of India, 24, Feb, 2013

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