10 May 2012

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Coins on Tagore

To commemorate 150th Birth anniversary of Tagore, Kolkata Mint recently issued a 5 Rupees PROOF coin in a nice black presentation pack.

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courtesy : Shrikant Parikh – Ahmedabad





C.R.Andhare and Naresh Agrawal talking to children

In Indian Philatelic scenario, there has been tremendous decline in birth and growth of new philatelists only because of less interest among the school children in stamp collection. The reason being pressure of studies, development in communication systems leading to intensive use of mobile phones and e-mails and also growth of private courier service. A strong need of introducing and inculcating the hobby of stamp collection among the school children is felt today as future of philately lies in these children only.


To move a step in this direction to take the children in to the world of stamps, Adharshila Vidya Mandir School at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh organized a philatelic workshop on 06.05.2012 during its 15 days summer camp which saw various different creative activities. Mr. C.R. Andhare and Mr. Naresh Agrawal philatelists of international repute from Bilaspur introduced students of class II to class Xth. During this workshop students were introduced to the postal stamp, its feature and its importance as a collectable and educational item. They were taught how to collect, preserve, arrange and organize stamps. There were different thematic exhibits on display and PPt. presentation. The workshop was well attended and created interest amongst many of children. Stamps and covers were distributed amongst the children. Local print media also wrote high of this activity.

- Naresh Agarwal, Bilaspur

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