Monday, December 13, 2010

Sikkim wins Silver and four Bronze at National Philatelic Exhibition

I won two bronze medal along with another bronze for Sristikaa's Bronze medal
New Delhi: Roshan Prasad became the first Sikkimese to receive a Silver Medal in a National Philatelic Exhibition. He received Silver for his three frame exhibit on “Cricket” at Stamps of India National Exhibition held at Okhla, New Delhi. Sikkim went on to win four more Bronze medals at the Exhibition.

Dipok Dey handing me the medal
Shital Pradhan won two bronze medals for his single exhibit on “Sikkim through Philately” and on literary competition section for his article on Sikkim Rocket mail Experiment published at Talk Sikkim, a monthly magazine from Gangtok. Deepen Pradhan won for his single exhibit on “Pre Independence Stamps of India” while Sristikaa Pradhan, only girl entry from Sikkim won a bronze for her single frame collection on “Buddha” at Youth category.

Deepen Pradhan with his Bronze Medal
Ganesh Padhan, President of Sikkim Philatelic Club along with Shital Pradhan and Deepen Pradhan were present at the prize distribution ceremony. Ganesh Pradhan told we are happy about the result and hope to better this in days to come. This is for the second time Sikkim had participated at National Level Philatelic Exhibition and we are happy to see our young philatelist winning 5 medals. We only could wish we too had such stamp exhibition in Sikkim to promote philately in our state. I would like to mention that Sristikaa Pradhan was the youngest participant in the entire exhibition and her exhibit won a bronze medal, it is encouraging, Pradhan added.