Philately exhibition in Srinagar GPO on Gandhi anniversary

Winners of national letter writing competition to be awarded

Srinagar: Department of Posts is organizing a special philately exhibition on 2nd October in Srinagar GPO Complex.
In this exhibition the renowned philatelists from Jammu and Kashmir regions, Dr Semin Rubab, Aashiq Hussain, Chetan Kohli, Dr Puri, and Sanjay Gupta will display more than 2000 rare stamps issued by postal organization of India and abroad on Mahatma Gandhi.
The best 9 letters chosen in the National Level Letter Writing Competition under the “Dhai Akhar/Letter Writing Campaign which run from 24th June, 2017 to 15th August, 2017 will be awarded Circle level cash awards in the exhibition. The best three letter writers who secured 1st Position in different categories are Kasak Katoch Jammu, Samriti Sharma Sunderbani Rajouri and Aqib Bashir Frisal Kulgam and will be awarded cash award of Rs 25,000- each.
Kibra Javaid PCHSS Srinagar, Sanaya Mahajan of KC International School Jammu and Falah Fida Wani Hawal Srinagar who secured second position in the respective categories will be awarded Rs 10,000- each while as Shabir Ahmad, St. Paul’s Academy Srinagar, Kanhiya Lal Sharma, Samba Jammu and Hamid Ali Shah, Jammu University will be awarded third prize of Rs 5,000- each in the respective categories.
Sources from Department of Posts said that the letter writing competition was open for all citizens and sizeable number of participants participated in it across the state of J&K. The theme of the Letter Writing Competition was “Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi), you inspire me…”. A special cover on Dhai Akhar Letter writing campaign will also be released by Department of Posts in the exhibition.

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