JAMMU, Nov 18: To celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, J&K Postal Circle is organizing “GANDHIPEX-2019″‘- two-day philatelic exhibition on November 20-21 at KV No 1, Gandhi Nagar Jammu.
This was informed by Gaurav Srivastava, Director Postal Services (HQ), Jammu and Kashmir Circle, while briefing media persons about several events and highlights of the exhibition, here today. He said that this exhibition is being organized to connect the public, especially younger generation and school students with the Postal Services. This exhibition will promote Philately in Jammu & Kashmir.
Mr Srivastava informed that there will be around 15000 rare stamps on display carrying many interesting topics including Harry Potter, Princess Diana, some magnificent cars, Hollywood, Railways, and Environment, Stamps on Fauna of Kashmir, Defence Services, Animal Kingdom, beautiful birds and many more exciting things.
“However the main focus will be the display of stamps issued by Department of Posts on Mahatma Gandhi. These stamps are the treasures that one should not miss to see. Two special covers and a set of 10 Picture Post Cards on Mahatma Gandhi will be released by Jammu & Kashmir Circle on Mahatma Gandhi which will be the highlight of the exhibition,” he said.
“My stamp’ facility will be available on both days of exhibition, to let people get personalized stamps with their photographs on it. “Just imagine how nice it would be sending letters to friends and relatives with your smiling photo on the stamp. Workshop on Philately for students will be held on both the days which will guide the students on the art of stamp collecting. There will also be replica of Post Office which will display the different services including new service introduced by J&K Postal Service,” he elaborated.
Director Postal Services also informed that Letter writing Competitions, Special Cover Design Contests on the topic “Save Environment” for school students will be held on both the days of exhibition. Winners of three best letters and special cover designs will be awarded. Quiz Contest for school students will also be held on General Knowledge and Current Affairs including one round on Postal Services. Each school can send one team with two members to participate in the quiz and the winner will get Chief Postmaster General’s trophy and awards.