A one-week special exhibition of stamps and first-day cancellations was inaugurated at the Government Museum at Vellore Fort here on Sunday.
Over 30 first-day covers and stamps released in 2012 were the main attraction. The exhibits included stamps released to commemorate the 150th year of Archaeological Survey of India and 100 years of Civil Aviation.
Stamps on Indian festivals, historical monuments, leaders, sports, art, flora and fauna and foreign stamps were put on display.
During the programme, museum curator, K Saravanan said the museum conducted exhibitions on various topics such as philately and Thanjavur paintings on a monthly basis, to create awareness and disseminate information among the visitors.
He also advised public to approach museum authorities in order to display their rare collections. The exhibition would be held till December 31, 2012.
The exhibition was inaugurated by president of Rotary Club of Vellore, A P Shanmugham and correspondent of Desia Group of Schools, K Mohan.