Dimapur, December 22: Chairman of Livingstone Foundation International and an avid philatelist from Nagaland, Dr Andrew Ahoto Sema won the prestigious ‘Large Silver Award’ at the Inpex 2019, which is the National Stamp Show and Philatelic Exhibition organized by the Philatelic Congress of India (PCI) with active support of Department of Posts and other member philatelic societies for furtherance and promotion of philately as an educative hobby. The mega event is held once in four years and this year’s exhibition was held at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai from December 18 to 22.
Dr Andrew, who is also a Gold Patron of Inpex 2019, won the award among 214 exhibitors from all over India. He was awarded with the prestigious Large Silver Award on December 22 during the awards ceremony for his open class philatelic exhibition entitled ‘World War-II Vignettes’ which provides a visual walkthrough of the World War-II, arguably the most significant event of the 20th century, by way of Philatelic and Open-Philatelic material.
The goal of his exhibit was to introduce selected categories of postal and open-philatelic memorabilia as well as tell the story of the war using interesting visual elements. The structure of the exhibit follows a chronological order. It progresses from the rise of Hitler’s Third Reich, on to the key invasions and conquests that caused an allied force to come to war, and then to the culmination with American and Japanese action.
As part of the event, the winners and participants, including Dr Andrew Ahoto will also be participating in a Heritage Walk across the historic district of Bombay on December 23. The Heritage Walk is sponsored by PK Khaitan, renowned businessman and philanthropist belonging to the Brij Mohan Khaitan Group which currently runs the Assam Valley School, Tezpur.
(Page News Service)