Dateline Dehradun: On the 151st birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, Evolve has curated a series of digital exhibits featuring World Philately that celebrates the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
The collection is a labour of love by IAS. Surjit K Das, retired Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand and Chairman of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission. These five specially curated virtual exhibits have been developed for online visitors from Mr. Das’s collection, who over the years has been collecting the postal stamps & First Day Covers issued by countries across the world, paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Talking to Newspost IAS Surjit K Das tells us about his early interest in the life and times of Gandhi, “I realised how almost every country, some 180 odd countries around the world published a stamp in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, which I found to be very interesting and I started collecting these.”
Adding more Nupur Agarwal, Director of Evolve Foundation, says, “The world is changing and we are growing on the technology front. For easy access and in-depth information, digital media is a great medium for the viewer. Google Arts & Culture is an amazing platform for an audience to explore more than two thousand exhibitions showcasing collections, artworks, and places from over eighty countries.”
Highlights of the online exhibit include:
- Highlights of Indian postal history on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. (Read it in depth at: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/5wVx8ThtD9_gHA)
- Africa’s stamp collectables giving tribute To Gandhi (Read it in depth at: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/AQXhk3RZnpO-fw)
- European postal stamp collection in honour Of Gandhi (Read it in depth at:https://artsandculture.google.com/story/AQUBMKFZBBCXUw)
- A special Khadi Stamp, inaugurated by the former President of India, Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the World Philatelic Exhibition – INDIPEX 2011.
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