Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sikkim sports enthusiastic gets interviewed aired in Kolkata Local Channel

Roshan Prasad, 23 yr old from Singtam, Sikkim pursuing his Charter Accountant studies from Institute of Chartered Accounts of India at Kolkata was interviewed in Aakash Bangla Channel, a local TV channel from Kolkata for his collections on cricket and football memorabilia. The program was aired on November 13th at Bengali sports program “Khel at 11”.  Talking from Kolkata, Roshan told it was a pride moment for him to get such appreciation.

Roshan is a budding philatelist from Sikkim whose collection on cricket theme has attracted wider admirers.  His philatelic materials includes a rare withdrawn Bangladesh postage stamp with the unsanctioned ICC logo and second oldest cricket stamp of the world from Pakistan issued in 1962.  Also included in his collection is an Official envelope of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club which is the second oldest Cricket club of the world after Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

autographed by Sourav Ganguly

Another item of value in Roshan’s unbelievable collection is the medal of honour which was presented by the Cricket Association of Bengal to the former cricketers during its Golden Jubilee celebrations in the year 2005.This was gifted to Roshan by a former cricketer of Bengal Mr. Dipankar Ghosh. Roshan is also designing a “Special Cover” for Mohun Bagan AC to Commemorate 100 years of its IFA Shield triumph over East Yorkshire Regiment.
 autographed by Shyam Thapa

 He has received appreciation letters from the National Cricket Academy, Cricket Association of Bengal and Mohun Bagan AC. He has also received official envelopes of the Tata Football Academy, Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting Club and Press Club of Calcutta. Even official letters of Indian Sports channels like Zee Sports and ESPN Star Sports grace his collection. His autograph collection of players like Bhaichung Bhutia, Shyam Thapa, Surav Ganguly and others is his biggest pride, told Roshan.