Philatelist from Nagaland wins ‘Large Silver Award’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/22/2019 9:06:16 AM IST

Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema, chairman of Livingstone Foundation International (LFI), an avid philatelist from Nagaland, won the prestigious “Large silver award” at the Inpex 2019 held at World Trade Centre, Mumbai from December 18 to 22. 

A press release by LFI Dimapur information desk stated that, the national stamp show and philatelic exhibition was organized by the Philatelic Congress of India (PCI) with the active support of Department of Posts and other member philatelic societies. The event is held once in four years.

Dr. Andrew, who is also a gold patron of Inpex 2019, won the award among 214 exhibitors from all over India. He was awarded with the prestigious large silver award on December 22 during the awards ceremony in open class philatelic exhibition entitled “World War-II Vignettes” which provides a visual walkthrough of the World War-II, arguably the most significant event of the 20th century, by way of philatelic and open-philatelic material. 

The release stated that, the goal of his exhibit was to introduce selected categories of postal and open-philatelic memorabilia as well as tell the story of the war using interesting visual elements. The structure of the exhibit follows a chronological order and progresses from the rise of Hitler’s Third Reich, onto the key invasions and conquests that caused an Allied Force to come to war, and then to the culmination with American and Japanese action. It also showcased some commemorative items that remembered key events of the war at milestone dates.

The winners and participants, including Dr. Andrew Ahoto will also be participating in a heritage walk across the historic district of Bombay on December 23. Heritage walk will be sponsored by P.K. Khaitan, renowned businessman and philanthropist belonging to the Brij Mohan Khaitan Group which currently runs the Assam Valley School, Tezpur. The main aim of this walk was to appreciate the rich heritage of Bombay including its Neo-Classical and Gothic architecture. 

The walk will start from Capitol Cinema and will pass through numerous classical buildings and localities of Bombay including the BMC Headquarters, the CST Station, Bhatia Garden GPO, Mint Street, New RBI Building, Bombay Fort, St. Thomas Church, etc.

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