Singtam: Shital Pradhan and Roshan Prasad from Sikkim received Sapphire award each at "Stampmania 2009" the First National One Frame Philatelic Exhibition held on 18-20 December 2009 organised by Baroda Philatelic Society, Vadodara. Around 448 philatelists from India had participated in the competition. The awards were categorized as Diamond, Ruby, Silver, Sapphire, Topaz and Certificate of Participation.
Shital Pradhan had received the award for his theme “Sikkim through Philately” in ‘Not yet categorized’ category while Roshan Prasad received Sapphire award for his “Cricket – Indian Sub Continent” in thematic category. Roshan Prasad had represented the Sikkim Philatelic Society at Vadodara and had also received special award from the organizing committee. Four Philatelists from Sikkim had sent their exhibits in the national event that had Sumina Parajuli receiving the Topaz Award while Deepen Pradhan received the Certificate of Participation.
It is an honour for our young budding philatelist from our state to compete at national level philatelic competition and receive an award. This achievement shall encourage our Sikkim Philatelic Society too, said Ganesh Pradhan, President, Sikkim Philatelic Society. Sikkim Philatelic Society congratulates each of them for their success, he further added.