Sunday, July 03, 2005

Indian stamp club wants some younger members - Hey don't we all?

Officers of the Ludhiana Philately Club in India feel that without younger members their club isn't what it used to be, reports the Ludhiana Newsline.

Recalling the early seventies (when the club was started) Yashpal Bangia, president of the club said, ‘‘When we started this club, all members were young with great enthusiasm. We used to hold many functions and activities."

"Earier we used to hold about five functions a year which are now reduced to one in year.’’

Suraj Jaitley, a renowned philatelist, said, ‘‘The club is working but if we have some young office bearers with us, they may give some new directions to the club and enthusiasm will also be more.’’

He said, ‘‘The electronic media and the fast, result-oriented games have also affected this hobby to some extent. Children prefer to play such games instead of nourishing hobbies like philately.’’

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posted by Don Schilling at 5:18 PM