Launching of Parliament of Bird Philatelists FB Page from Vadodara
Works as platform for exchanging knowledge for postage stamps and postal collectors of birds
Using the social media platform to create a platform for bird lovers, Vadodara wildlife photographer Dr. Rahul Bhagwat and his friend Yashodhan Bhatia launched a Facebook page for birds philatelic collectors. The platform works as exchanging knowledge for postage stamps and postal collectors of birds.
The subject of this page is the bird diversity of the Indian subcontinent and the postage stamps published by the countries of the world about the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This is a social media platform for the collectors of postal materials and those interested in birds of the Indian subcontinent.
October 13 is celebrated as National Philately Day and on this day the Parliament of Bird Philatelist page is launched in Vadodara. "About 1300 diverse, attractive, scenic and seasonal as well as weather friendly bird species are found in the Indian subcontinent, but only about 60 species have found a place on indigenous postal materials and stamps. It was surprising that countries of the world had placed bird diversity of the Indian subcontinent on their postage stamps and postal material. This page is to get all of them at one platform and sharing their knowledge and collections, " Said Dr Rahul Bhagwat.
He gave example that Vietnam is not a country of the Indian subcontinent. However, the postage stamp of an Indian bird called Indian Skimmer has been issued in this country. So the postal material of any country in the world depicting the birds of the Indian subcontinent can be placed on this page.
He made it clear that their page has no commercial intent and do not want to make it a platform for the exchange of postal goods. This is to share knowledge, exchange and encourage such hobbies related to postal content. This means that anyone interested in collecting bird-related postal material can join this creative forum.
Philately is a very wide and diverse field, So as the world of bird imagery is also infinite. This page is an attempt to link the two. Philately means postage stamps including postage stamps, mini stamps, miniature sheets, mint sheets, first day envelope, special covers, autograph cover, postcard, postal mark, maximum card. Both areas are very diverse, " added Dr. Rahul.