Thursday, November 29, 2007

Country of dreams comes to life on paper

Country of dreams comes to life on paper

Statesman News Service
SILIGURI, Nov. 28: Brijit Aich and Prabir Dutta were adjudged first and second respectively in Group A of a stamp-designing contest.
It was organised by the department of posts, North Bengal and Sikkim Region as part of their two-day philately festival and seminar here today. Anamika Singh and Mainak Chakravorty were declared first and second in Group-B, while Sreyoshi Bannerjee and Megna Dey were adjudged winner and the runner-up in Group-C.
Over 200 students from various schools in the town took part in the competition, whose subject was: “India of My Dreams.”
The winners were awarded attractive trophies.
The prizes were given away by Mr Sanjiv Ranjan, director, postal services, North Bengal and Sikkim Region.
A workshop was later organised to enlighten the participants, their guardians as well as the guests and visitors at the festival on the various aspects of stamp collection.
The workshop was conducted by noted philatelist Mr Ashit Ghosh and a senior employee of the postal department, Mr Sudip Mandal. Around 10,000 stamps are on display at the Ramkinkar hall during the festival, at the ongoing festival.