: Two-day philately exhibition, Vaigaipex, organised by the India Post began at the MADITSSIA hall here on Monday.
The Corporation Commissioner, S. Natarajan, inaugurated the district-level philately exhibition in which 100 frames full of postal stamps, covers, cards have been displayed in several themes and from a few foreign countries.
Addressing the inaugural function, Mr. Natarajan, said that every stamp carried the history of a leader or an important event.
He said that the stamps on Mahatma Gandhi revealed a lot of information about the leader and his freedom struggle.
Students could easily grasp the history behind any event on seeing the stamps than reading in the books, he also said.
The stamps would induce the students to learn more about particular leaders and events in the history, he added.
The Post Master General, K. Ramachandiran, traced the history of how postal stamps came into being.
The stamps revealed the historical, cultural and heritage of the nations.
The stamps were released in honour of several leaders and their contributions.
They helped people to widen their knowledge.
The interesting hobby also helped people find new friends.
The rare stamps were treasures that could fetch huge money in the market, Mr. Ramachandiran said.
Mr. Ramachandiran released a special cover on State Bank of India, Madurai on the occasion.
The State Bank of India, Regional Manager, R. Rajasekaran, appreciated the yeoman service rendered by India Post.
He pointed out that postal services reached the nook and corner of the country, where even public transport were not available for long distances.
Senior Superintendent of Post Offices P.L. Raghunathan, Senior Postmaster, Madurai Head Post Office, K. Sundaramoorthy Perumal, and philatelist G. Sakthivadivel, were among those who spoke.
The expo will remain open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday.