Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana launched to promote Stamp collection
The central government on 03rd November launched Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana, a scholarship program for school children to increase the reach of Philately.
Under the scheme of SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby), annual scholarships will be awarded to student of class VI to IX having good academic record and also be pursuing Philately as a hobby
Who launched the scheme: Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha
What is Philately:
Philately is the hobby of collection and study of postage stamps. It also entails the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps and other related philatelic products.Stamp collection also teaches a lot about the socio-economic-political reality of the period in which the stamp is issued or the theme on which it is issued.
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