Report by-Anil Kr. Pujara
The dawn of year 2011 saw 1st meeting of Central India Philatelic Societywhich was held on Sunday 2nd Jn. 2011 at Satna (M.P.) at the residence of Mr. Sudhir Jain Secretary. It was well attended by 23 members from Satna and neighbouring areas like Rewa, Maihar, Panna etc. Meeting was presided over by Mr. Ramesh Lajpatrai President of the Society. Mr. Rajendra Agarwal \”Shashi\” Joint Secretary of the Society welcomed all the members and Mr. Thakur Khilwani P.R.O. of the Society presented Report of the activities of the Society during the whole year 2010.Following decisions were taken unanimously in themeeting –
1. Central India Philatelic Society will organize next Regional Exhibition CITPEX-2011 in the month of May / June 2011.
2. Philatelists should discourage pre-mature issues.
3. Postal Department should organize Madhya Pradesh Philatelic Exhibition MAPPEX at the earliest as there is long gap from last Mappex.
4. Atleast six members should visit INDIPEX 2011 at Delhi.
All members congratulated Mr. Sudhir Jain for winning Bronze medal in the recently conlcluded Stamp of India National Exhibition SINE for his thematic exhibit on JAINISM . All the members gave him best wishes for his exhibit on th etheme ROTARY ON STAMPS which will be exhibited in the forthcoming World Philatelic Exhibition scheduled to be held in Feb.2011 in New Delhi i.e. INDIPEX-2011.
Mr. Ashok Mahule informed that his one old coin of Rewa State was printed on the cover of recent Todiwala Auction Catalogue and sold at Rs. 30,000/- at Kolkata.
Mr. Sudhir Jain being a very Senior Philatelist is having very good collection of Indian Currency also. He displayed his recently prepared one frame exhibit on Puri Rath Yatra issue and recent addition in his Currency Note Collection.He has interest in varied areas including Bells, Match Boxes etc. Mr. Vinod Sahu and Mr. Ashok Mahule distributed gifts and some members exchanged their materials.