Thursday, October 11, 2007

Stamp Collecting Month & Letter writing

Colorful world of Stamps and as a hobby collecting them is great fun and exchanging with friends. October is the month for the World Post Day. Celebrated on 9th October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern, it was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services. A World Post Day message from the Director General of the Universal Postal Union is sent each year to all Posts.

The Gujarat Postal Circle had organised a State level philately exhibition and quiz for different schools in Ahmedabad from October 6-8. Students of VIII-X standard from North Gujarat, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar participated in the regional level competition at Philatelic Bureau, Ahmedabad GPO. The qualifying candidates then participate in the State Level Contest.
Stamp Collecting is a great hobby - it combines learning of geography, travel, history and even admiring people and fond cartoon characters. Philately is an all time favorite hobby also one of the channels for education - The World Post Day can revive the fading Letter writing to epals. Most of us have stopped using a writing instrument with the new tech gadgets.Here's the Google search above where you can find a host of Indian stamps on the WEB . Find the Project of the Month 'Stamps' and an activity with whole month collecting stamps and writing letters to friends.

Btw, here's seven mini stamps featuring the brilliant jackets of the HP Books has been released by Royal Mail in UK (Harry Potter stamps ) with 3,40,000 people pre-ordering it even before it's release. Enjoy!
- ilaxi patel
Newspaper for Kids with Resources for Parents & Teachers
Author of : Guardian of Angels

1 comment:

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Enjoy!