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