“Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana – Philately Scholarship Scheme“
Hyderabad, 20th March, 2018 : Hon’ble MoS (I/C) for Communications, Govt. of India has launched the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana – Philately Scholarship Scheme as one of the activities for promotion of Philately on 3rd November, 2017 for generating interest regarding Philately amongst students. Students of Class VI, VII, VIII and IX having good academic record and pursuing Philately as a Hobby are awarded Scholarship on the bass of Philately Level-1 (Objective exam) and Level-2 (Philately Project Work) conducted at Circle Level. The amount of Scholarship is Rs. 6000/- per year per awardee.
In Telangana Postal Circle there was tremendous response for the Scheme. A total 8027 Students applied for Level-1 exam, which is almost 50% of the total no.of students applied across the Country. Of these, 7440 attended Level-1 exam (92%) conducted on 07.01.2018 at LB Stadium at Hyderabad and at various towns in Telangana. A total no. of 160 (@ 40 candidates from Class-VI to Class-IX) candidates were selected for Level-2 project based on the merit. The candidates were given an option to submit their project in any of the given 12 project topics. The projects received were evaluated by a Circle-level committee and finally selected 40 students (@ 10 students from Class-VI to Class-IX). Today i.e. on 20.3.2018, these 40 students were awarded with the scholarship of Rs.6000/- (deposited in their Post Office Savings Account) and a Certificate by Brig.B.Chandrasekhar, Chief Postmaster General, Telangana Circle in a function held at Hyderabad GPO. Col. M. Elisha PMG, Dr. P.V.R. Reddy, PMG, Dr. U. Upender, Director, Postal Services, Sri V.V. Sathyanarayana Reddy, Director, Postal Services also attended the programme.
Hon’ble MoS (I/C) for Communications chaired the main function held at New Delhi and also interacted with the students of the Circle through Video Conference.