Philatelic Exhibition Starts at Punjab University

Exhibition of rare postal stamps issued by Government of India started at Punjab University (PU), Chandigarh today. The exhibition of rare postal stamps is being organized at Gandhi Bhawan by the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies inpunjab exhibition collaboration with Department of India Postal Services (HQ), Punjab Circle, Chandigarh.Director Postal Services, (H.Q.) Punjab Circle, Chandigarh, Mrs. Manisha Bansal Badal inaugurated the exhibition. In the Exhibition, the Postal stamps related with Freedom Fighters like Gandhiji, Subhash Chander Bose, Sardar Patel, Sarojini Naidu and others have been displayed. The Exhibition would continue upto October 2. Apart from the exhibition, the Postal Department also set up a Counter of Stamps where one can have its own picture in the form of Postal Stamps recognized by the Postal Department.

Two minute silence was observed to pay the homage to all the freedom fighters.In her address, Director Postal Services, (H.Q.) Punjab Circle, Chandigarh, Mrs. Manisha Bansal Badal mentioned that the Postal concept is similar to the principals of Gandhiji and Shastriji’s where both of them wanted the masses to connect oneself through communication and writing a letter is also away of connecting oneself with others. She also mentioned that the most of the Post offices are in rural areas not for the means of Profits but for connectivity. She also emphasized that along with the internet age, we should also use Postal Letters to connect with others.

In the second session, Pandit Onkar Chand Ji delivered a Lecture on ‘Contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai in Indian Freedom Struggle’, in which he emphasized that in the age of information and internet, transparent accountability, Truth and Ethics as practised by Lala Lajpat Rai have acquired Added significance to counter the challenges of corruption, criminalization and terrorism. He also stressed that we have to follow the ideal nationalist policies so that we can stand economically in front of the problems we are facing today. In the end, he answered the questions raised by the Faculty members, Research scholars and Students of the Department.

The programme was attended by a large number of Faculty members, Research Scholars Students and various officials from Postal Department. In the end Ms. Anshul, research Scholar of the Department proposed a vote of thanks who attended both the events. (Source-Punjabnewsexpress)

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