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Goa Postal Division celebrates National Philately Day

A Draft Goa Correspondent

On the occasion of National Philately Day, Goa Postal Division released a Philatelic Passport on 'Festivals of Goa-Series I' and Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on 'Philatelic Bureau, Panaji HO' in the presence of Goa State Central Library Panaji Curator and Chief Guest of the occasion Dr Carlos Fernandes on 13 October 2020. Senior Superintendent Of Post Offices, Goa Division Dr Sudhir Jakhere, President of Goa Philatelic and Numismatic Society (GPNS), Goa Dr M R Ramesh Kumar, Secretary of GPNS Aslesh Kamat and other postal officials were present at the event held at Tapal Bhavan, Panaji.

Goa Postal Division celebrates National Philately Day

Philatelic Passport is a unique collectible item in which names of different countries/locations/cities is provided along with pictures and local information on each page. An individual can paste a relevant stamp and get it cancelled with the postmark available in that particular area. It acts as a tourist guide and also enriches the knowledge of the visitors. The Philatelic Passport on 'Festivals of Goa-Series I'' enlists ten unique festivals celebrated in Goa. This Philatelic Passport on 'Festivals of Goa-Series I' will be available for sale at Rs. 600/- each at Panaji Head Post Office w.e.f. 13.10.2020. This is the first Philatelic Passport released in Goa Postal Division.

The Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on 'Philately Bureau, Panaji HO' will be provided at Panaji Philatelic Counter w.e.f. 13.10.2020. This is the third Permanent Pictorial cancellation released in Goa Postal Division.