Philatelic Exhibition in Kashmir after Three Decades

A four-day-long state level Philatelic exhibition and post official festival Chinar-2011\"\" started here today after a gap of more than three decades. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra inaugurated the Jammu and Kashmir Postal Circle at S K International Convention Complex (SKICC) on the bank of world famous Dal Lake. The Governor, who was the Chief Guest at the function, observed that stamps have been an important source for learning about the geography, history, culture, national personalities and other important aspects of any country. He said stamps, since they first came into use, about 150 years ago, have acquired an important role, all over the world. He said if we were to put in chronological order all the stamps issued in India for the past over a century, they would provide an exciting glimpse into our history. The Governor said despite the\"\" advent of electronic communication systems like Internet and video-conferencing, the role of the Postal Services continue to remain important, at least in all the developing countries. He suggested to the Chief Post Master General J&K, John Samuel, to consider taking all necessary measures to significantly improve the mail delivery and other postal services in the state, particularly in the remote areas, for the larger benefit of the common people. In this context he felt that the Postal Department should launch a publicity drive to educate the people to write the Pin Code on every letter put into the Mail Box, as this would facilitate quick delivery of mail. The Governor released a Special Cover on Chinar 2011 and launched the first ever My Stamp in the country by which the people will get the personalised stamps with their photographs on it. The Governor congratulated Mr Samuel and the officers of his Circle for organizing such a large Philatelic Exhibition, displaying nearly 100,000 stamps and First Day Covers. He also lauded Mr Samuel for organizing several programmes for the School children to participate in the Exhibition. The Governor was honoured Mr Samuel, presenting to him a wooden model of the floating Post Office in the Dal Lake. Mr Samuel dwelt on the improvements recently brought about in the functioning of the Department of Posts in the state and the new initiatives which are being particularly taken to improve the delivery system to ensure against delays. He gave details of the 4-day Philatelic Exhibition being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Postal Circle in Srinagar after 32 years. He also gave details of the major events being organized during the Exhibition.(Source-UNI )

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    “all the stamps issued in India for the past over a century, they would provide an exciting glimpse into our history” comment above.

    Pre independence ( printing before1947) stamps are of raja-rani ki kahani hai.The post Independent issue have started telling stories of our great saint ,freedom fighters,our cultural heritage,nature flora and fauna, music and musicians ,covering all the aspects of Indian concern since 1947 .Only 5 to 9 in , no stamp was issued in 1955 and from1997 more than 70 stamps were issued .

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