Postage stamp exhibition kicks off in capital

A man observes the postage stamps kept at the exhibition organized in Kasthamandap area in the capital on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Photo: Narayan Maharjan/Setopati


A postage stamp exhibition has been organized here in Kasthamandap area in the capital Thursday.

The postage stamps were designed by the World Heritage Festival Main Organizing Committee. The postal tickets incorporate the images of the world heritages of the country.

The exhibition has been organized on the occasion of World Heritage Day, today. While inaugurating the exhibition, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota said that the exhibition will promote national features across the globe.

He further said that the services of postal offices were not found effective these days due to rapid development in IT sectors.

On the occasion, State Minister Banskota had affixed the first cancellation mark on a postal ticket depicting the Hanumandhoka Durbar area.

Federal lawmaker Jeevan Ram Shrestha, provincial lawmaker Rajesh Shakya, acting director general of Postal Service Department Rajan Poudel, Philatelic Society president Shankar Shrestha and secretary of the organizing committee Dilli Ratna Tuladhar, among other speakers, who were present on the occasion, spoke on the significance of the postage stamps in publicizing the country’s important heritages in the world.

The three ancient Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, the Swoyambhunath stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changunarayan Temple and Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha are the cultural heritages and the Sagarmatha National Park in Solukhumbu and the Chitwan National Park in Chitwan are the natural heritages that are enlisted in the list of World Heritage Sites.

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