The 34th district-level philatelic exhibition, JALPEX-2016, started at Virsa Vihar on Civil Lines Road on Thursday. The two-day exhibition has been organised by Jalandhar postal division in association with Jullundur philatelic club.
During the event, frames having stamps depicting different themes including − historical periods, Olympics, species arts, zodiac signs, universities, sports, personalities, culture, science and biodiversity, were put on display.
Students showed interest in the display of old currency, cartoon characters’ stamps, vintage cars’ stamps and historical monuments’ stamps.
For most of the students, it was their first time in attending a philatelic exhibition.
The exhibition is held once in every four years, in Jalandhar city.
Nawal K Khera, a local philatelist, who is the oldest member of the Jullundur philatelic club talked about his tryst with philatelic and said that he started collecting stamps from a stationary shops in the neighbourhood in 1951.
Expressing concern over the dying culture of philately among the youth, philatelic Anurag Verma said, “Educational institutes should encourage students to collect stamps.”
Rohit Verma, who works in a multi-national company, has been collecting old currency from past 25 years.
Verma displayed his collection in two frames, showing pre-independence coins and notes, as well as silver coins.