15 December 2010

SINE - A National Stamp Show...

Hi ! I am on vacation and traveling most of the time so could not send updates of recent national stamp exhibition, SINE which I visited on 11th & 12th. Here is a brief report of the exhibition. I am writing this post from my hometown Kanpur and shall write in detail after reaching Kullu on 19th December. It was a good experience of SINE, the national exhibition, jointly organized by Stamps of India & Bhartiya Daktickit Sangstha. The venue of the exhibition, NSIC Exhibition Ground was the best suitable place for this exhibition. The frames used in the exhibition were of high standard and the exhibits were well displayed in the frames so that exhibits sheets could not be affected or spoiled in any manner. The organizers need great appreciation for using such special frames of high quality. In this National Exhibition total 770 frames were exhibited by 266 participants from all over the country including youth category. The exhibits were judged by a big team of Jury members of different specialized philatelic fields.

In award ceremony 12 gold,56 silver and 73 bronze medals were awarded. Mr. Shanti Sukhani presented the Jury report. Mr Dipok Dey, Mrs Savita Jhingan and Jury Mr Sahdeo Sahoo gave away the prizes to the winners. The award of best thematic collection went jointly to “Sports in modern world” of Mr Dinesh chandra Sharma and “Images of summer Olympic” of Mr Jaggannath Mani of Bangalore. Mr Kishor Chandak of Solapur was honoured with Grand prize and jury felicitation. He was awarded for his 8 frame exhibit on “Cancellations of pre stamp era” a totally research work.A National Grand Prize was given to Rajesh jhunjhunwala. National Grand Youth Prize was awarded to Subhankar Tripathi.

There was shortage of frames so the exhibits were changed on 12th to exhibit maximum number of frames. The exhibition was visited by philatelists and collectors from every part of the country. This certainly gave a big chance to the collectors to meet and interact with each other. at a common platform. The stalls of dealers were crowded with collectors, searching for their required items. The number of medals and frames were limited so some exhibits were deprived of awards and display. But it was a great effort by team members of SINE to hold such a big show with limited finances and without any support from India Post. Due to some unavoidable reasons any special cover could not be released during this big event. But a big Get-Together of Philatelists from different parts of the country at this exhibition was wonderful. Heartiest Congratulations to the whole team of this exhibition who managed and organized this successful exhibition on their own. To arrange and manage a national level exhibition without support from Postal Department is not an easy task. The organizing team of SINE needs a big hand from whole philatelic community of the country and best wishes to them for organizing more such shows in the future. This is all for Today......Glimpses of the exhibition with some memorable moments in Next Post.....Till Then ....Have a Great Time !!

See complete Award List -


Read report by Dr Pradip Jain, Balod (CG)


1 comment:

Dr.Satyendra Kumar Agrawal said...

A NATIONAL exhibition claimed of INTERNATIONAL level but poorer than even a DISTRICT level Exhibition. Not more than 30% exhibits were on display rest were kept packed in envelopes. How they were judged , God knows. Till the end of the exhibition, Award List was not available.
YES, the frames were beautiful but to look the exhibit, you have to bring STOOLS with you.
JJ we should be honest and have courage in reporting the facts.
Why No Postmark, No Souvenir, No special Cover, when every thing was ready at Dipok Day's end as he told during exhibition in informal talk with fellow philatelist ?
Is it not the time to demand for the audited report for any such events in future ?

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