Sunday, July 17, 2011

India Post Reopens National Philatelic Museum

India's Department of Posts (DoP) has reopened its renovated National Philatelic Museum and "will exhibit rare postage stamps from across the world and also provide a platform to philatelists to exhibit their collections," according to an article that appears on the website.

Radhika Doraiswamy, secretary Department of Posts is quoted as having told reporters,"The museum will provide enhanced and interactive platform for promoting philately and will stimulate interest for stamp collection among children."

The article goes on to say, "The museum has bays dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and the prime ministers of India, along with freedom fighters. It also has stamps on several themes such as science and technology, transport and wildlife.

"There are stamps from abroad, and displays from the Army Postal Service and India Security Press, Nashik. The museum also has an amphitheatre for talk shows and presentations along with a reference library. In the artists corner, the department has showcased the actual designing of a stamp and also plans to invite artists from time to time to give live demonstrations."

Shown above, Radhika Doraiswamy unveiling a plaque at the museum's reopening.

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