FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Sept 8: District level philatelic exhibition, ‘SILPEX – 2016’, will be held at Banga Bhawan, Silchar on September 16 and 17. The two-day philatelic exhibition, organized by the Department of Posts, Cachar Division, will feature rare postage stamps for people, students and participants to see and admire. Departments of Posts have always laid special attention to philately and as such, the department eagerly assists to organize such stamp collection exhibitions. In this regard, an exhibition cum competition of stamp collection has been organized. This was stated in a press meet at Banga Bhawan here on Wednesday.
Vimal Kishore, senior Superintendent of Post Office, Cachar Division, said, “The iugural function and exhibition will be held on September 16, which will be followed by a quiz and art competition. There will be two groups in Art Competition, A and B, for both senior and junior students. Judges and philatelists, Vishal Sanganeria and Sampath Sethi from Guwahati along with local philatelists will decide the winners of the competition.”
He also said that the exhibition would display the stamps in two categories, competitive class and invitee class.
“Stamps have a long history of its own. Proper collection and sequencing of stamps can rrate stories about the then times. It will be beneficial for the students to attend such exhibitions, as they will be able to have a glimpse of history. Commemorative stamps are usually found everywhere. A large number of demands have been placed for the new Mother Teresa postage stamp,” said Vimal Kishore.
He added that a stamp featuring Kamala Bhattacharjee, one among the 11 language martyrs, would be made after authenticating the documents.
“We have received a memorandum in this regard and it will be released soon after the procedure is over,” he added.
Speaking about the Art competition, he said that two separate themes have been selected for the two Groups, A and B. Participants in Group A, students from Class I to V, will have to draw anything on ‘tural village scenery’, while the other Group where students from Class VI to X will participate, will draw the topic, ‘Tourism in India’. The students will be selected and sent to the exhibition cum competition by their respective schools.