Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway, inaugurated a Philately Exhibition as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” at Southern Railway Headquarters today in the presence of Shri B.G.Mallya, Additional General Manager, Smt Aruna Nayar, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, Principal Heads of Departments, Officers and Staff of Southern Railway.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is a campaign consisting of a series of events being organised by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. The activities of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” was inaugurated on 12th March, 2021 by Honble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Southern Railway also had organized series of activities from April 2021 onwards. This Philatelic Exhibition on Freedom Struggle and Freedom Fighters includes Postage Stamps on Eminent Personalities, First Day Covers, Postal Stationaries and Special Covers by honoring their valuable contribution towards Free India.
Around 246 Commemorative and definitive Postage Stamps issued between the years 1948 to 2018 on Freedom Fighters and Freedom Struggle are exhibited here as a literary document in an interesting way to get to know about them.
Eminent personalities such as Freedom Fighters, Independence activities, martyrs, statesmen and women freedom fighters across the country are featured as part of this philately exhibition.
The Exhibition, part of a private collection by Shri P. Sreetharan, Senior Section Engineer, Shell Division, Integral Coach Factory will be on display for three days for all the Officers & Staff of Headquarters and Chennai area.