“Philately day’’ was celebrated by Postal Dept. as a part of National Postal Week on 12th Oct 2018. On this occasion various programmes were held at Lucknow, including Philatelic workshop, letter writing competition and quiz competition for students to promote philately.
On this occasion in inaugural function in Lucknow GPO Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Lucknow (HQ) Region said that philately is not the only collection of stamps but it is also includes study of stamps. Postage Stamps may also help in enriching and strengthening our education system. He said that every stamp has a story of their own and there is a need to link young generation with this story. He called Postage Stamps are “Carrier of emotions”, which carries emotions from one person to another.
Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, told that generally Postage Stamps may look like a small piece of paper but there value and importance is much more. In fact Postage Stamp is a tiny ambassador, which travels across countries and teaches them about his country’s civilization, culture and heritage. It is an icon of a country’s people, their belief and philosophy, history, culture, heritage, ambitions and expectations. It is filled with enchanting vitality.
On this occasion Mr.Yadav also told about interesting story about a European woman of 19th century who had an idea to decorate her dressing room with Postage Stamps, she collected sixteen thousand stamps from her acquaintances and for remaining she released an advertisement in “Times of London” and requested the readers to send used postage stamps to complete her collection. Thereafter collecting of stamps gained popularity as a hobby in the whole world in due course of time.
Chief Postmaster, Lucknow GPO Mr. Yogendra Maurya urged to School and Students to open Philatelic Deposit Account in Post Offices to get Stamps at their door step every month. He said that knowledge may also be acquired through Postage Stamps. The winners of various competitions were also distributed prize on the occasion.Function was also graced by RN Yadav, Assistant Director, CP Singh, MP Mishra, Deputy Chief Postmaster, BS Bhargava, President Lucknow Philatelic Society, Dinesh Chandra Sharma, Navin Singh.