The Government has decided to release series of stamps on Singers, Writers, Freedom-fighters, Painters and Dancers. It has also decided that ceremonial stamps issued so far may also be made available in all post offices for easy purchase by the public. The philatelic advisory committee which met under the Chairmanship of Minister for Communication & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad also decided that stamps with picture postcards may be release on tourist places in India such as Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora, Belur Math, Khajuraho etc.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad also directed the department to conduct a letter writing competition at district level with suitable awards for the winner to promote philately among children’s. He also directed that a series of stamps on Charkha be released on 2nd October, 2015.
Further, Minister of Communication & IT also suggested having designs of philatelic stamps through crowd sourcing. Commemorative postage stamp on “Swach Bharat”, the theme of Clean India was released by Department of Posts, on 30.01.2015, the design was decided through open competition. A commemorative postage stamp on Women Empowerment is being released on 15th August, 2015, the design has been decided by crowd sourcing. The MOC&IT also desired to bring technology in philately. Mobile app should be developed so that people can have information about philatelic stamps. Social Media should be used for promoting philately.
Facebook on Philately has been introduced which has brought out awareness to the people throughout the globe. The Philatelic Advisory Committee (PAC) members comprising of eminent persons from various fields such as art, literature, music, dance participated in the meeting. In this context, it is to inform that the Philatelic Advisory Committee (PAC) members gave their valuable suggestions in the above mentioned fields and also discussed the steps to be taken for promoting Philately among the public of various age groups. Suggestions were made for promoting philately through Culture and Policies also. Joint Issues released by Department of Posts, promote Philately through Culture.
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