Thursday, October 21, 2010

Young Philatelists in the Making

Bangalore, India's Deccan Herald reports, "India Post had organised various competitions for 185 students from 20 schools across the City. J P Sarda, General Secretary of Karnataka Philatelic Society educated children on how to collect and maintain stamps."

According to the piece, "Young philatelists in theCity had an insightful session on how to collect stamps as India Post had organised Philafest 2010 here on the occasion of Philately Day on Wednesday."

Srisha and Ashwin from Jyothi Kendriya Vidyalaya are quoted in the piece saying that they have a passion for collecting stamps and, “Stamps improve our knowledge about other countries culture and heritage. We learn a lot from collecting stamps from different countries.”

Srisha has more 80 stamps to his credit. Ashwin has a fascination for stamps of different shapes. Though he has a collection of more than 800 stamps from different countries, Indian stamps are the best, he says.

Shown above, children taking a stamp quiz during the Philately Day activities.

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