Book on railways, postal stamps released

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Mumbai, Oct 1 (UNI) Padma Bhushan awardee and former Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari has released a book 'Dak Tikton Ka Safar, Railway Par Vishesh Nazar'.

The book, written by Western Railway (WR) General Manager A K Jhingron, is not limited to Railways, but includes all aspects of postal stamps in a very absorbing way. It contains about 300 rare postal stamps and more than 50 covers, with description given in a very fascinating manner.

The contents of the book cover various areas such as evolution of postal system, air mail, journey of postcard, world heritage places and pilgrimage centres in India, national leaders (like President and Prime Minister), first Independence struggle along with postal stamps issued on Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, Indian movies, wildlife, birds and various sports, according to an official release here today.

This book will serve as a reference guide to stamp collectors and will also be an interesting read to general readers.

At the function, Chief Post Master General Manjit Singh Bali, Navbharat Times Editor Shacheendra Tripathi, Philately Association of India President Dhirubhai Mehta and senior railway officials from Central and Western Railways were present, the release added.

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