27 June 2014

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking




26 June : International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed all over the world y’day !!

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. This resolution recommended further action with regard to the report and conclusions of the 1987 International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.


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Malaysia Post issued a set of 3 stamps on 26 June 1996 for this special day observed all over the world. Here are some more philatelic items issued on this theme .


Say No to Drugs  ! !



2014 Theme : A message of hope: Drug use disorders are preventable and treatable

Club News


Asian International stamp Exhibition TAIPEI 2015  will be held under FIAP Patronage  from 24-28 April at Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

Mr Umesh Kakkeri of Mumbai has been appointed as National Commissioner from India. He may be contacted at Email : umesh_kakkeri@hotmail.com Ph. No. 9969571767

HIMPEX 2014 : First H. P. State level stamp exhibition


For the first time the State Postal Department organized a three day, State Level Philatelic Exhibition from 9th June to 11th June, 2014 in Gaiety Theatre, Shimla. Passionate enthusiast and stamp collectors from all around the city and state participated and on 11th June the event culminated with the prize distribution. The Chief Guest for the occasion was the Chief Post Master General, AN Nanda and among others present were the R S Mishra, DSP, (HQ) HP, Dr S P Gupta, Accredited Jury, Dinesh Chandra Sharma, Apprentice Jury and M R Chaudhary, SSPO, Hamirpur.

The event began with the welcome address by Mr Chaudhary followed by the jury report by Dr Gupta. He informed that the exhibits were judged as per Rules India Post Handbook on Philately, which were appropriately modified for zonal and regional competitions. He said, “There was one seven frame exhibit, three five frame exhibits, 3 four frame exhibits, 18 two frame exhibits, and 35 one frame exhibits. Minimum 2 to 8 size frames were allotted to classes 5 to 10 after relaxation of the rules for the participants. There were quite a number of exhibits in each category”.




The award ceremony began first with the Youth Activity prizes followed by the Exhibition prizes. Most number of prizes in the former category were bagged by Major Dr Ritu Kalra, Anil Kapoor, Bhumika Sharma, Rajiv Khera, who all received Gold Medals. Jintendra Arora, NK Khera, Dhiraj Gupta, Neha Arora, Neru Arora, Snehlata, Guninder Singh Narang, Rakesh Walia, Kritika Kheda received the silver medal.

School students who were winners in the Letter Writing Competition held on 1st June were as follows:
Postman of My Street (Classes I to V)
1st Smriti Kaith, Class V, Auckland House School, Shimla
2nd Gopal Kumar, Class V, SD Sr Sec School, Shimla
3rd Prajjawal Sharma, Class V, DAV Public School, New Shimla

Environment (Class VI to VIII)
1st Akrit Sharma, Class VIII, DAV Public School, New Shimla
2nd Jayendra sing, Class VIII, DAV Public School, New Shimla
3rd Prachi, Class VIII, Government Girls SSS Portmore Shimla

Modernization of Post Offices (Classes IX to XIII)
1st Vaibhav Sharma, Class XII, DAV Public School, New Shimla
2nd Taniya Bhardwaj, Class XII, DAV Public School, New Shimla
3rd Chavi Sharma, Class X, DAV Public School, New Shimla


Bhumika Sharma of Solan receiving award from CPMG


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