Delhi: chance to get acquainted with the country’s rare stamps


– Photo: Amar Ujala


Mahakumbh of stamps is organized in Pragati Maidan. Rare stamps from the country can be seen here. Here are letters sent from Madras City to London in 1818, letters sent from Calcutta Round Post Office in 1834, and countless letters sent from one city to another in the country in the early 18th and 19th centuries .

In the exhibition, 1400 frames of stamps and more than a lakh stamps are on display. The exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Communications and India Post, has been named Amrutpex-2023. The Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav launched it on Saturday. The exhibition runs until February 15 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hundreds of people viewed the rare Indian stamps on the very first day of the exhibition in Pragati Maidan’s new hall five. People loved the stamps depicting the history, culture and art of India. Displayed here is a collection of stamps issued on Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Ramayana, Buddha, trees and plants, animals and birds, butterflies, flowers, historical buildings, railway stations, etc. The fair also features a digital experience with stamps. Workshops and seminars on stamps are organized. New stamps are also issued.

Rare collection of Parliament Museum present

Rare collections from the Indian Parliament Museum are also on display here. National and international stamps will also be available. Available here are postage stamps on letters issued for the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in India in 1989 and in Germany in 1980. Stamps issued at the completion of the country’s 50th anniversary of republic, stamps issued at the first meeting of the Indian Constituent Assembly are on display in the exhibition.

Vaishnav honored 10 children

At the launch of the exhibition, Ashwani Vaishnav released a film on India Post’s transformative journey and commemorative stamps on the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. After this, 10 children were congratulated, who won the competition for designing stamps about independence. More than 50 stalls are set up for the sale of philatelic items during the event.

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