January 23, 2012

Seventh Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition to be Inaugurated on January 22, 2012

Seventh Delhi State Level Philatelic Exhibition”Dharohar-2012” is being organized at National Science Centre from 22nd January to 24th January 2012.Disclosing this during a press conference Ms. Rameshwari Handa ,Chief Post Master General(Delhi Circle) said here today that the previous State Level Philatelic Exhibition was held in the year 2008.The Exhibition will be inaugurated by Ms. Manjula Prashar, Secretary Posts. During ‘Dharohar-2012’, 230 frames would be displayed. Three broad categories include Invitation 29 frames; Competition (Senior) 70 frames and Competition (Youth)131 frames. The Exhibition ‘Dharohar-2012’ is being organized in collaboration with the National Science Centre. 

To mark this occasion, Special Covers On National Science Centre and Dilli Haat will also be released by Delhi Postal Circle. During the function a Philatelic k it is also scheduled to be released in order to promote Philately among young kids. My Stamp facility will be an additional attraction for the visitors of the exhibition. Numerous other activities are planned during “Dharohar-2012” for the school children. These include workshop on Astronomy for kids, Workshop on Films and Philately, Painting competition, Quiz and Magic Show. The winners of Painting competition organized by Delhi circle on Children’s day on the theme “Post Office 2050” will also be rewarded with Cash prizes, Medals and Certificates. 

Closing ceremony will be held on 24.1.12 at 4 p.m. Special cover to promote the awareness about Biodiversity Parks in Delhi as well as Butterflies of Delhi is being launched. A Special Cover representing best designs of winners of the Painting Competition organized by Delhi circle on the theme “100 Years of New Delhi” will also be released. Cash Prizes, medals & certificates will be awarded to them during the Closing ceremony. 

As a precursor to this event, four District Level Philatelic Exhibitions were organized. KALINDI – A river of Stamps by New Delhi South Division in October 2011 at WWF, Godrej Auditorium, 172-B, Lodi Estate, New Delhi. DWARKAPEX 2011 – by New Delhi West Division also in October 2011 at Bosco Public School, Sunder Vihar, New Delhi. NILAMBARI 2011 by Delhi North Dn. In November 2011 at St.Xavier’s Sr.Sec. School, Delhi. ARAVALI-2011 A series of Stamps by New Delhi South West Division also in November 2011 at National Rail Museum, New Delhi. 

Over 150 children from 30 schools had participated in the Philatelic Exhibitions and displayed their Stamp Collections. Over 6000 children had attended the exhibitions and over 1500 children had participated in the Painting Competitions, Quiz Competitions.

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