VIJAYAWADA: Telugu Desam Party MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) has said that efforts are being made to set up the state Head Post Office for the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh in the city.
Speaking as chief guest at the valedictory of the three-day Andhra Pradesh Postal Philately Exhibition (APPEX-2014) at Vedika Function Hall, Benz Circle here Saturday, he said that a proposal had been made by the Postal Department for the arrangement of the state Head Post Office at Vijayawada and promised that he would request the minister of telecommunications and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad for the funds for its establishment. He said he would also request funds for the undeveloped post offices in areas like Jaggaiahpet and One Town.
He appreciated the Postal Department for successfully organising the philately exhibition. “Earlier, our preferred medium to contact our loved ones was writing letters, but now we are totally dependent on technology. By conducting such exhibitions we can spread awareness about Indian culture,” he said.
Chief postmaster general, B V Sudhakar said that around 52,000 stamps had been displayed in the exhibition in various classes. “Philately is one of the best ways to know about many things,” he added.
Several philatelists, who participated in the event, were presented with medals in various categories. Certificates were given away to the students of various schools in the city who won the painting, quiz, ‘Phila Walk’, ‘Phila Hunt’ and other competitions. Later, ‘my stamp’ of Kesineni Srinivas was released by BV Sudhakar and handed it over to him. Post manager general, mails and business development, K Sandhya Rani, post master general, Vijayawada, M Sampath and post master general, Vishakhapatnam, Sharda Sampath participated.