SINGTAM, JUNE 13: Eminent Philatelists from Sikkim and West Bengal jointly celebrated the completion of ten years of Sikkim Philatelic Society. A get-together was organized at Ram-Gauri Sangralaya, Rhenock to mark the occasion where a small philatelic exhibition cum General Meeting of the Society was also held. The highlight of the day was the renaming of Sikkim Philatelic Society as Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society. Plan to organize a stamp exhibition on September; formation of hobby club in schools, membership drive and others was discussed.
A general meeting was held where Sushil Karthak, well-known philatelist from Siliguri and Ravi Sevak, philatelist and numismatic expert from Kolkata was the President and the chairperson. Different matters of importance for the development and the promotion of the hobby was discussed. Ganesh Pradhan, President of Sikkim Philatelic Society gave the welcome speech and appreciated the presence of the distinguished guests. Shital Pradhan, General Secretary of SPS and the host of the day gave in brief the activity report of the society in the last ten years. He spoked about the different medals won by the members of SPS on different state and national philatelic exhibition participated. Logo of Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society designed by Deepen Pradhan was also launched by Ravi Sewak
Ravi Sevak, philatelist and numismatic expert from Kolkata spoked about the role of the numismatic in the promotion of philately. Similarly, Roshan Prasad and Padam Parajuli spoked on the topic of “Building up an exhibit and its rules” and “Role of a stamp dealer in the promotion of philately. Other person to speak on the occasion included Sushil Karthak and Vivek Yonzon. Deepen Pradhan gave the vote of thanks. It was also decided by the Society members to include Dipok Dey, Madhukar Jhingan, SK Biswas and Ravi Sewak as a Patron.