Scholarship to promote philately

Last date for sending applications is July 20

Students of Classes 6 and 9, and who have a passion for collecting stamps, are eligible for Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana, a scholarship for promotion of aptitude, research in stamps as hobby by the postal department.

A press release by the Postal Department on Thursday said that students who have secured more than 60% in final year examinations and who have a fixed philately deposit of Rs. 200 are eligible for the scholarship.


Applicants would be screened through a quiz and then finalised by their performance in Philately project.

Selected students are paid Rs. 500 every month for an year.

Interested students can send their applications through speed post or registered post to The Postmaster General, Vijayawada region, Near Gandhi Nagar post office, Vijayawada-520003.

Last date for sending applications is July 20.

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