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Turning imagination into images

CONCENTRATED EFFORT: A section of school students at the postal stamp design contest in Little Flower Higher Secondary School in Salem on Tuesday. Photo: P. Goutham

CONCENTRATED EFFORT: A section of school students at the postal stamp design contest in Little Flower Higher Secondary School in Salem on Tuesday. Photo: P. Goutham  

Staff Reporter

Contest organised by Department of Posts attracts over 350 students from different parts of Salem

SALEM: The night sky, the buildings under the moonlight, the bird's eye view of the cities, the temple towers decorated with coloured lights and many more images the students had in their mind were reproduced as paintings in the `Design a Stamp' contest organised at the Little Flower Higher Secondary School, here recently.

Organised on the theme of `The Magic of Night', by the Salem East Division of the Department of Posts, the contest had given the opportunity to students to unleash their creativity.

Imagination

Many of the students succeeded in a short while in transforming their imagination into a simple sketch or a beautiful watercolour work that they hoped would one day adorn a postage stamp or a First Day cover..

The department conducted this contest in connection with Children's Day to highlight the importance that children ought to be given in society.

The contest attracted more than 350 students from different parts of the district.

Participants were grouped into three categories. Group - I comprised students from Class I to Class IV; Group - II - Class V to VIII; and Group - III - Class IX to Plus II.

The Salem West Division of the postal department organised the contest in Thiagarajar Polytechnic College.

About 240 students from 22 schools attended the contest. Superintendent of Posts V. Ramasamy was present, to see the works of the children and encourage them in their efforts.

Senior Superintendent of Posts T. Velusamy, Assistant Superintendent O.M. Sundaram and senior postal officials were present.

Prizes

There would be three prizes each for all categories at the regional level.

Prize-winning entries at the national level would be chosen for postage stamp, First Day Cover, designing the miniature sheet, Maxim Card and the Cover of Philately Newsletter, postal officials said.

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