Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates AMRIPTEX 2023
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The Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated AMRITPEX 2023 - National Philatelic Exhibition on 11 February in New Delhi.
An overview of the news
This five day Mahakumbh of Stamps (11th to 15th February, 2023) in Hall 5, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, is being organized as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations.
The themes of the exhibition include Amrit Mahotsav of Independence and New India, women power, youth power, nature and wildlife, and culture and history of India.
The Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan, Secretary, Department of Posts, Vineet Pandey, Director General Postal Services, Alok Sharma were present on the occasion.
Commemorative Postage Stamp
The Department of Posts also released a commemorative postage stamp on the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.
This stamp has been prepared from the best entries of the National Comprehensive Design Competition in which more than 4 lakh students participated.
The competition was organised on an all India basis in collaboration with the Department of School Education and Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
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It works under the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.
India's postal system is one of the most widely distributed networks in the world.
India is divided into 23 postal circles headed by the Chief Postmaster.
Postal Index Number is a 6 digit code of post office introduced on 15 August 1972.
The Department of Posts has transformed into a digital network for banking, service delivery and social security payment network.
India Post has become vital to the common people in the fields of services, banking and insurance through a dense network of 1.5 lakh postal branches across the country, especially for rural India.
It is quite popular in rural India as it is one of the oldest institutes in India in terms of better service.
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