31 July 2023

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29 July - International Tiger Day


International Tiger Day

29th July is celebrated as ITDAY throughout the world since 2010. This year Eastern India Philatelists Association, Bhubaneswar in association with Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar displayed a 5 frame philatelic exhibition on the theme "Beyond the Stripes" to create awareness among General Public and school children. A meeting was organized inviting school children from Bhubaneswar where Sri Suresh Chandra Mishra, Retd DFO, Forest Department, Govt of Odisha, Chief Guest on the occasion addressed the gathering with his experience of Project Tiger inception in Odisha with two Tiger reserve Satkosia and Similipal. He also highlighted the story of KHAIRI a pet tiger with whom he was closely associated and spent lots of time and acquired knowledge about the big cat. 

Dr Bibhudatta Mishra and Mr Shantiswarup Rath, Philatelist, EIPA interacted with the school children about Indian Tiger Stamps, special covers, Miniature sheets etc. released from time to time by Department of Posts with the importance of philatelic materials interlinking the science and philately. The presentation highlighted the all-India Stamp designing competition on the occasion of 2009 and 2011 postage stamps that carry the images of the Tiger, drawn by school children. The meeting was attended by Philatelist Mr Anil Kumar Dhir, Mr C.R.Das, Mr Ajit Kumar Dash, Mr Ajit Kumar Raut, Dr P.K.Padhi, and interacted with the gathered students. 

An exhibition on TIGER by Mr Shanti Swarup Rath was the key attraction for the visitors organized by Regional Science Center. The center In-charge, Mr Kapil Jain, and the Education officer along with the staff of the center coordinated the program and expressed that the Center for the first time introduced philately which portrays wildlife science.

- Dr Bibhudutta Mishra, Bhubaneshwar

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