Dimapur, December 23 (NE): Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema, the Chairman of Livingstone Foundation International and an avid philatelist from Nagaland, 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 the active support of Department of Posts and other member philatelic societies for furtherance and promotion of philately as an educative hobby. This mega event is held once in four years and this year’s exhibition was held at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai from 18th to 22nd December 2019.
In a notification received here, Dr. Andrew Ahoto won the award among 214 exhibitors from all over India. He was awarded with the prestigious Large Silver Award on 22nd December 2019 during the Award 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, onto the key invasions and conquests that caused an Allied Force to come to War and then to the culmination with American and Japanese action.
Towards the end it also showcases some commemorative items that remember key events of the War at milestone dates. 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 23rd December 2019. The Heritage Walk is sponsored by Mr. P.K. Khaitan, renowned businessman and philanthropist belonging to the Brij Mohan Khaitan Group which currently runs the Assam Valley School, Tezpur.
The main aim of this walk is to appreciate the rich heritage of Bombay including its Neo-Classical and Gothic architecture which is second only to London in its richness and variety. The walk will start from Capitol Cinema and will pass through numerous classical buildings and localities of Bombay including the BMC Headquarters, the CST Station, Bhatia Garden GPO, Mint Street, New RBI Building, Bombay Fort, St. Thomas Church, etc.