A state-level philatelic exhibition ‘Mahapex 2012′ will be held in the city from January 13 to 16 with the theme ‘Stamp Mania’. The exhibition, organised by the department of posts, will include a variety of activities like release of eight special covers, seminars and workshops on philately, stamp design competition, etc. Also on display will be around 400 frames by 108 philatelists from Maharashtra and Goa.
The ‘Mahapex 2012′ will also have a unique and innovative facility called ‘My Stamp’ wherein one can get one’s own photo printed on a stamp after choosing from several template designs. The person can use these stamps officially while sending letters.
The inaugural session will begin with an inter-school ‘relay’ wherein 800 schoolchildren will walk with placards and pass it on to the next bunch of children from another school at intervals of 500 metres each. The rally will begin from the Yashwantrao Chavan academy of development administration at 8.30 am. The exhibition will remain open between 10 am to 8 pm.
Location: Shri Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune