Two days long Allahabad Philatelic Exhibition “Allaphilex-2013” concludedon 14 January, 2013at Gandhi Art Gallery of North Central Zone Cultural Centre. On the occasion of closing ceremony of the exhibition Justice PankajMithal of Allahabad High Court released Special Cover and Cancellation on the festival of MakarSankrantiaccompanied by Postmaster General, Allahabad Region, Lt. Col. A. K. Gupta, and Director Postal Services, Allahabad Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the exhibition Chief Guest Justice PankajMithalsaid that such exhibitions should be organized every year in order to develop Philately as a hobby. Post Master General, Allahabad Lt. Col. A. K. Gupta told that postage stamps are a source of knowledge and they may also prove helpful in enriching and strengthening our education system. Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region told that Postage Stamp is a tiny ambassador, which travels across countries and teaches them about his country’s civilization, culture and heritage.
|(Akshitaa (Pakhi), Youngest National Child Award Winner on My Stamp during ALLAPHILEX-2013)|
Philatelists in Senior and Junior category showcased various types of Postage Stamps. Out of which in Senior category, first award was given to ShriUmendra Kumar Jain for his exhibition on ‘Air India first flight cover’. Whereas second and third prizes were awarded to Dr. ChetanaBansal and Smt. ManjuRastogi respectively. While in Junior Category first prize was awarded to SrijanBansal for his exhibition on ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’, second and third prizes were given to ShriKritarthRastogi and Ayush Gupta respectively. Enthusiasm in visitors for ‘My Stamps’ scheme was spectacular.
Shri Rahmatullah, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Allahabad welcomed the guests and vote of thanks was given by Shri M. P. Mishra, Assistant Director. A number of Postal Officers/ employees and Philatelists including Shri A. P. Tiwari, Senior Superintendent Railway mail Service; Shri T. B. Singh, Senior Post Master, ShriMadhusudan Prasad Mishra, Assistant Director, R. N. Yadav, Assistant Superintendent, P. C. Tiwari, Vinay Yadav, PankajMaurya, VineetTandon were also present at the programme.