SIPA’11.. Philatelic exhibition from 7th October to 9th October 2011 concluded on 9theve at Chennai with grand closing ceremony function. Shri G. Balakrishna Das, the present president and one of the founder member of SIPA told this is the 13th Stamp Exhibition organized by SIPA. First Exhibition was a small exhibition and the second and the third was Indo-American Stamp exhibitions. SIPA was Organised ECOPEX, BIOPEX like environmental related exhibitions also. Present exhibition was arranged with 422 frames eye blowing philatelic materials which includes 4 frames from invitees, 13 frames of Pre-Independence, 10 frames of Postal History, 10 frames Fiscals, 22 frames of Rest of the World, 3 frames of Modern philately, 5 frames of Maximaphily, 17 frames of Postal Stationery, 48 frames of one frame exhibitions, 62 frames of Juniors and 13 frames of Schools. 50 numbers of dealer also presented all the 3 days. 3 Special covers were released during the exhibition.
On 07-10-2011 – Coral Reef – Gulf of Mannar
I personally met some Senior Philatelist of SIPA , Shri D. H. Rao and Shri G. Amarchand and shared their views on Philately during 60’s – 70’s and present. Now lack of guidance is visible in all corners. Nobody is there to guide, what to collect how to collect. Even I also felt while seeing the last 2-3 exhibitions the meaning of Philately is going out…… soon it may change as FINATELY….. only finance, is trade is going in the name of philately.