Philatelic exhibition held in Baramulla
Baramulla, Oct 17: The Department of Posts organised a philately exhibition at Baramulla.
According to a communiqué, the exhibition, displaying more than 10,000 stamps was inaugurated by GOC 19 Infantry Division, Major General Bipin Rawat.
Two special covers depicting ‘Aman Diwas’ and ‘Kashmir Apple’ were also released on the occasion, it added.
Chief Postmaster General, J&K, John Samuel, also released “My Stamp,” the communiqué said, adding the stamp depicted the photo of Drishti, 1st standard student in Kendriya Vidyalya, Baramulla. “The exhibition comprises 50 frames on which collections of various philatelists and school going children have been displayed.”
Addressing the gathering, John Samuel said two special covers on Wular Lake and St. Joseph’s School, Baramulla would be released on October 18 as a part of the ongoing exhibition. Wular is one of the major tourist attractions in this area and St. Joseph’s School is a historical educational Institution in Baramulla, he added.
Letter writing contest and stamp design contest for school children was also held on the inaugural day. The Chief Postmaster General said that the first prize for the letter writing contest will be Rs 10,000, second prize Rs 5000 and third prize Rs 2,500.
The exhibition will be conducted for two days. Chief Postmaster General said, adding a philatelic exhibition would also be held at Uri on October 20.
This exhibition, it said was being held in association with Army Postal Service, adding Chief Postmaster General also launched ‘Apple Post’ in Baramulla.
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