State-level philately exhibition to kick-start tomorrow

S. Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Region, speaking at a press conference in Mangaluru on Thursday.

S. Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Region, speaking at a press conference in Mangaluru on Thursday.  

30 picture post cards to be released at the event in TMA Pai Convention Hall

Postal covers on Udupi mattu gulla, Shankarapura mallige, a frog Euphlyctes aloysii named after St. Aloysius College, Tulu cinema, Siddi tribal community, and former Union Minister George Fernandes are among the 10 special postal covers to be released during the 12th State-level philately exhibition, Karnapex 2019, which will kick-start here for four days from Saturday.

The venue will be TMA Pai Convention Hall on M.G. Road. The exhibition organised by Karnataka Postal Circle will remain open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. till October 15.

Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, S. Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Region, Bengaluru, said that special postal covers will also be released on the national flag, Shreemanthi Bai Museum in Mangaluru, playwright and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, and Anant Pai, creator of noted comic book series Amar Chitra Katha. The frog, Euphlyctes aloysii, found on the outskirts of the city was named after St. Aloysius College by the researchers Hareesh Joshy, the then head of Department of Zoology of the college, and Mitusuru Kuramoto, Emeritus Professor, Fukuoka University, Japan.

He said that 30 picture post cards will be released during the exhibition. Of them, 10 will be on temples of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, another 10 cards on the churches in the two districts, and 10 more cards will be on the Jain temples in the twin districts. Mr. Kumar said the dak seva awards for 2019 will be presented to eight postal employees at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a quiz for children on Sunday at 3 p.m. It is the final round of the State-level quiz organised for Karnapex 2019. A book which introduces Kannada alphabet through stamps will be released on the same day. Arehole Foundation will stage a nritya nataka ‘Gokula Nirgamana’ at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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