The journey so far…..

Grand Opening Ceremony PHILAVIRTU 2020 the first National exhibition with International participation was held on 10th October 2020 at the auspicious hands of the Chief Guest Shri Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, Secretary Department of Posts.

A special cover was released by the Chief Guest to Commemorate PHILAVIRTU 2020.

Following Guest of Honours were present for the opening ceremony.

  • Dr. Charles Lobo, Member (Operations), Department of Posts
  • Akhok Kumar Poddar, Additional Director General, Department of Posts
  • Bernard Beston, President FIP
  • Prakob Chirakiti, President FIAP
  • Damyanti Pittie, President PCI

Life Time Achievement Awardees were also felicitated by the Chief Guest

The exhibition is open from 11th October to 23rd October 2020.

A total of 221 participants has displayed more than 900 frames in different classes.

Virtual Lobby, Virtual Auditorium, Virtual Dealer booths are the highlights of this exhibition.

Eight philatelic dealers have participated in PHILAVIRTU – 2020. The dealer booths are operational.

In the Auditorium section, various recorded webinars on different aspects of philately are available. The visitors can enjoy the talks.

PHILAVIRTU – 2020 has organised seminars by experts on different topics from 11th October to 21st October. The schedule and the links are available on the website.