SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 1: It was a rare achievement for the philatelists of Sikkim Philatelic Society at DEPEX 2014 held at Capitol Hall, Darjeeling on October 31. Five member philatelists from Sikkim Philatelic Society had participated in the Senior Category Open Competition (Outside Darjeeling) that featured philatelists from Sikkim, Mallbazaar, Jalapiguri, Cooch Bihar, Gangarampur and others. The first three positions in the category were won by Sikkim.
Shital Pradhan won the first prize for his theme “Sikkim through Philately”, Roshan Prasad stood second while Ganesh Pradhan, Deepen Pradhan and Padam Parajuli, three philatelists from Sikkim shared the joint third position.
The two day event (October 30 and 31) saw release of two Special Covers on 150th years of St. Paul School and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling. Other highlight of the event was the release of “My Stamp” that was highly appreciated by all. A total of 70 frames were put in the exhibition in which 32 frames were allotted for invitation class while the 40 frames were divided into four categories. The categories included Junior School and Junior Individual while in the Senior category there were two categories; Senior Category within Darjeeling and Senior Category Open Competition (Outside Darjeeling).
Ganesh Pradhan, President Sikkim Philatelic Society have congratulated his fellow team members for a grand show. Through a press release, Pradhan had thanked the Darjeeling Postal Department and the associated organizing committee for having a successful event and wished them success in days to come too.
The Philatelic Exhibition was held at Darjeeling after 11 years. The last one was held in 2003 and was named ‘Kosheli’. This time the event was named DEPEX 2014.