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Darjeeling philatelists hold annual meeting

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 09:45 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 04:03 [IST]

Darjeeling philatelists hold annual meeting

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GANGTOK: Members of the Alpine Philatelic and Numismatic Society (APNS), Darjeeling held their annual meeting on Sunday. The meeting was presided over by the society president Sushil Karthak wherein secretary Vivek Yonzone presented the report and review of the year 2019. Ranjana Yonzone (Moktan) was nominated as the new treasurer of the society.
APNS has been functioning in Darjeeling and surrounding since its inception in February 2018 with the motive of reviving and promoting two intellectual hobbies, philately and numismatics.
“We have been successful in encouraging youngsters as well as elders to these wonderful hobbies by conducting workshops in schools and also by organizing major exhibitions in town,” said Vivek Yonzone. ‘We are now recognized at State as well as national level since our members have successfully participated and won awards in both State and national level philatelic competitions,” he added.  
Plans of organizing workshops at different schools before their half yearly exams were discussed. Other important decisions taken by the society were to organize major yearly exhibitions not just in Darjeeling and Kalimpong but in all the sub divisions. It was also decided to conduct more activities in association with Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society, which has been a major guiding association for the Society.

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  • Capital: Gangtok
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  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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