Mangaluru, Oct 15, 2019: Philatelist and popular Head of Urology department,KMC, in city Dr G G Laxman Prabhu said, he added that one can collect stamps to bring meaning to life and improve knowledge, educate one’s self.
“The collection of stamps should also be meaningful,” he stressed while delivering a talk on ‘Medicine on Stamps’ (pre and post independent India issues) at Dr T M A Pai Convention Hall on October 14, Monday, as part of the four-day philatelic exhibition ‘Karnapex 2019.’.
Dr Prabhu said the postage stamps propagated information on health and medicine too in a big way.
He said through stamps the British had given priority to construction of hospitals and medical colleges in the country.
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose by releasing a postage stamp on a nurse tending to a wounded soldier had highlighted the important role played by the nursing community in health care.
He highlighted the existence of ‘Cinderella stamps’ which were unofficially issued to spread messages like ‘Give up liquor’.
“Alcoholics even in those times were a nuisance to society,” he said as the audience was filled with smiles.
Karnataka Philatelic Society President K Chaitanya Dev said the French had
released stamps on Indian temples.
Chief Post Master General, Karnataka, Charles Lobo was also present.