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Shri Kamleshwar Prasad Inaugurates Indian Philately Exhibition in Berlin

New Delhi: December 10,2012

Shri Kamleshwar Prasad, Special Secretary and Member, Postal Services Board, Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Smt. Sujatha Singh, Ambassador of India to Germany, Mr. Franz-Karl Lindner, Vice-President of the German Philately Exhibition and Dr. Lieselotte Kugler, Director, Museum for Communication, Berlin jointly inaugurated the Indian Philately Exhibition at Museum for Communication in Berlin on December 6, 2012. The Exhibition will continue till January 3, 2013.

Shri Kamleshwar Prasad and Smt. Sujatha Singh also jointly released a Special Cover, which highlights famous German personalities on which India Posts have issued stamps in the past. In the Philately exhibition, Department of Posts is displaying its rich collection of historical and contemporary Philatelic heritage. The German Philately Association and Philatelic Clubs are also displaying their rich Philatelic collection of Indian stamps.

Shri Kamleshwar Prasad met Dr. Hans Bernhard Beus, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance on December 7, 2012, and discussed the possibility of issuing a joint stamp between India and Germany. The German side welcomed the proposal and it was decided to explore the common theme to be depicted on the joint stamp to commemorate the excellent relations between the two countries.

The Philately Exhibition is a part of the ongoing year-long celebrations of ‘Days of India’ in Germany under the themes of Connecting Cultures, Connecting Ideas, Connecting Capabilities and Connecting Minds. The Days of India are being celebrated in Germany to commemorate establishment of 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and the Federal Republic of Germany.

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