Mrs. Sheuli Berman, Postmaster General said that the need of the hour is to take Philately between the youngsters and children of the country. Explaining about My stamp scheme of department she also urged the people present in the programme to ensure their active participation in this cause.
On this occasion Special cover with pictorial cancellation on state tree of Rajasthan Khejri was also issued. Director Mr. Yadav said that The Desert Tree, as it is also known as, was the lifeline of the people in Western Rajasthan in the earlier times. It provided firewood and even acted as a cash crop. Khejri covers about two-thirds of the total geographical area of the State and and is of immense significance culturally and economically, said Mr. Yadav. This cover will be made available in different Philatelic bureaus of India in Rs. 5/-only.
In this exhibition the Philatelists of the city showcased various types of Postage Stamps. Thousands of Stamps were displayed in 40 frames, which include a wide range of colourful collection of stamps. Beside of First stamp of India issued after independence ‘Tricolour’, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Freedom Struggle, The Postman and Postal services, Glorious Rajasthan and Jodhpur, Close of heart & Tajmahal, many stamps on Environment, Bio diversity, Space, Girls-empowerment were also displayed. It included not only stamps issued in India but also included rare postage stamps and postage stationary issued in Foreign Countries. Other than senior Philatelists of the city, students and children also exhibited their postage stamps collection. It is worthwhile to mention here that such type of exhibition was being organized after 3 years. Earlier Philatelic exhibition in Jodhpur was organized in 2012.
(Courtesy : Hindustan Times, 8 Dec. 2015)