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Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately

Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha has launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children.

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately

  • The scheme is called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana which aims to increase the reach of Philately. 
  • SPARSH stands for Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby.
  • Under the scheme, students from class VI to IX will be awarded annual scholarships for having good academic record and also pursuing Philately as a hobby.
  • Selection of the 920 students will be done through a competition in all postal circles. 
  • Every Postal Circle will select a maximum of 40 scholarships representing 10 students each from Standard VI, VII, VIII & IX. 
  • The amount of Scholarship will be Rs. 6000/- per annum

Conditions to Participate 

  • The child must be a student of a recognized school within India.
  • The concerned school should have a Philately Club and the candidate should be a member of the Club. 
  • In case the school Philately Club hasn’t been established a student having his own Philately Deposit Account will also be considered.
  •  Every prospective school, which participates in the competition, would be assigned a Philately mentor to be chosen from amongst the renowned Philatelists. 
  • The mentor will help in the ormation of the School level Philately Club.
  • He will provide guidance to young and aspiring Philatelists on how to pursue the hobby and also helping the aspiring Philatelists on their Philately Projects etc.
  • The selections would be made based on the evaluation of Project work on Philately & performance in Philately Quiz conducted by the Circles.

What is Philately?

  • Philately is the hobby of collecting and study of Postage stamps. 
  • It also requires the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps and other related philatelic products. 
  • The hobby of collecting Stamps includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloguing, displaying, storing, and maintaining the stamps or related products on thematic areas. 
  • Philately is called the king of hobbies because Stamp collection as a hobby has a lot of educational benefits - it teaches a lot about the socio-economic-political reality of the period in which the stamp is issued or the theme on which it is issued.

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Launched to Promote Philately Reviewed by Admin on November 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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