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Philatelists from Odisha wins awards at National Philatelic Exhibition

Bhubaneswar: Philatelists from Odisha won several prizes at the National Philatelic Exhibition ‘Amritpex 2023’ held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Spread across a floor area of 1,00,000 square feet and had 1,400 frames,  over one lakh stamps collected by 300 participants were exhibited during the five-day exhibition which large number of visitors.

The exhibition showcased 20,000 exhibits in 13 categories and featured workshops, panel discussions, and cultural programs. The exhibits displayed 5000 years of India’s history, culture, art, and heritage through stamps and pictorial collections.

The themes included Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and New India, Nari Shakti, Yuva Shakti, Nature and Wildlife, and India’s Culture and History.

Over 40 philatelists from Odisha participated in the National Exhibition. They won 4 vermeil, one special prize, 9 large silver, 10 silver, one special prize, 5 silver bronze, 6 bronze, one certificate of participation, four in one frame exhibit, and 5 in AKAM Class.

A book on the ‘Special Covers Of Odisha’, written by Dr. Bhibhudata Mishra, and published by the Eastern India Philatelic Association was also released.

Anil Dhir, a fellow of the Philatelic Congress of India, said, “There are eight Philatelic Clubs in Odisha with around 300 members. Philatelists from Odisha have been making their name by getting awards in both national and international exhibitions.”

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