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Patna Postal Circle Organizes Stamp Mania

Patna Postal Circle Organizes Stamp Mania
January 31, 2012

The postal department seems to be in tandem with the state government which is celebrating 100th year of its establishment. On Monday the Dept. of Post, Patna circle has announced to organize a 4 days “Stamp Exhibition Expo-2012” from 10 to 13 February. The exhibition will be held in the Wheeler Senate Hall at Patna University. This being the centenary year of Bihar, “Celebrating Bihar”, is the theme of the coming stamp show and obviously it is a historical and remarkable occasion. Rare postal stamps, stationeries of earlier days including some other things of rarity will be at display at the exhibition. Officials of the Patna Postal Circle called a press meet in the conference hall at the Meghdoot Bhawan in GPO (General Post Office) in Patna on Monday and informed the media about this. A colorful world of stamps will be at display on this occasion. Some of the star attraction will be:- First Copper stamp released from Patna in 1774 may be shown. First Postal Stamp Penny Black (replica). Sindh Daak(replica). Such event will be helpful in popularizing Philately as hobby and passion. On this occasion people could get their picture on postal stamps, and with this innovative idea department seemed to sure, that this will attract large crowds at the exhibition. A large number of schools say 40-45 in numbers has already applied to register their participation at the exhibition. Moreover, Philatelist, Children, Individuals and students are approaching daily in big numbers and registering themselves. Approximately 1200 registrations for self-portraying stamp already been booked, informed the officer. Lord Buddha, Aryabhatt, Chanakya, ChandraGupta, SherShar and few other great peoples of Bihar will be felicitated in an artistic display. Buddha Circuit, Jain circuit, Gandhi circuit, Sikh panth and Sufi are some of the special subject on which special presentation is being made to be broadcasted at the proposed exhibition.  Any one can contact or registration at following numbers:- 0612-2236927/2226395/2232000.  On this occasion a logo based on green and yellow pattern will be released representing “Harit Bihar”  and  “the rich art and ultural heritage of bihar” respectively.