If you ask Aryash Sengar, 8, about the stamps in his collection he would wax eloquent. Ask him about the importance of a particular stamp, he will relate the whole story associated with it.
Aryash, a resident of Rewari, is the youngest participant in the ongoing state-level philatelic exhibition – Parindey 2012.
A student of Delhi Public School, Rewari, he took interest in stamps after seeing his mother’s collection. At present, he has 150 stamps of 31 countries.
Aryash says, “My mother has been interested in stamps. Stamp collection is my passion. My parents support me in this.” His parents spend about R3,000 every month on stamps. He has some rare Indian stamps also in his collection.
Charvi Gupta, Class 11 student of Blue Bird Model Senior Secondary School, has more than 300 stamps. But she has only displayed only 100 stamps in the show.
Charvi says, “Each stamp has a story to tell. We can understand a lot about our history through stamps.”
DK Gupta, Charvi’s father, says, “We never cared about the amount she spends on stamps. This is her hobby and it keeps her busy. We are happy about it.” About 40 participants have showcased their stamps in the event opened here on Tuesday. About 14 enthusiasts from the city have also displaying their collection.
The show has attracted many visitors and would come to end on Thursday.