The exalted art of stamp collection, preparations of exhibits, research and development of a storyline, all contribute to the depth and extent of 'Philately'.
Indian philately is well respected around the world, not only because of the incredible richness of content, but also because of the scholarly handling and presentation by the veterans in this field.
India Post, a UPU member nation, is committed for development of philately. The global template for this is the WADP, the World Association for the Development of Philately, which consists of different groups representing philatelists, dealers, journalists, catalogue publishers and security printers along with postal administrators.
This highlights and supports the idea that philately requires multi- stakeholder engagement.
The need for creating Kolkata Philatelic Club emanates from this idea. The West Bengal Postal Circle, consisting of the state of Sikkim and the Central Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with the state of West Bengal is bestowed with an
incomparable gift of historical narrative that gave birth to the modern nation we are living in today.
A postage stamp is the mirror of the society it represents. It is also a language of the collective aspiration of the people.
Kolkata Philatelic Club is being launched by the West Bengal Circle, Department of Posts, as a meeting ground where the best minds from philately, science, arts, literature, conservation, all come together, engage among themselves and also with the young enthusiasts, and lay down a path for development of philately in West Bengal Circle. Infusion of the young blood in the field of stamp collection, exhibition, etc. is vital for the future of philately. That's why we have decided to give membership to Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana award winners every year, while the youth category medallists from the previous state level exhibition also been included.
We are sure that this Club will be a storehouse of brilliant ideas, creativity, serious and in-depth discussions and research that will help the Postal Circle in carrying out philately planning and development.