Utilization of postal stamps for public communication of science with special reference to awareness of scientific progress and ideas is a novel concept. It can be effectively applied as a convenient tool for popularization of science.

The most easiest and economic means of communication and correspondence is provided through Department of Post and Telegraph of the respective nations. Postal stamps are the significant articles, handled routinely. Due to attractive and intellectual designs, these postal stamps are the subject of special interest and hobby for everyone, right from children to senior citizens. Accordingly, department of posts is skillfully employing these means of popularization and publicity for cultivation and nurturing science and technology within our society. Philately is a global organization of philatelists, established by the department of posts from most of the advanced countries, which is working at national as well as global levels. Publication and distribution of new stamps to philatelists is an efficient and regular job of philately. From the huge number of stamps published by philately, specific postal stamps can be selected.

Collection, classification and projection of postal stamps related to a specific area of interest, at appropriate educational and public places will be an attractive promotional activity. Actually, such exhibitions are organized by philatelists and concerned agencies in all important cities of world, including India. In such exhibitions, there is exchange of stamps amongst the interested philatelists. Along with the publication of new stamps, relevant literature related to these stamps is also published periodically by the department of posts and other concerned agencies.

As a part of our contribution in communication and popularization of science and technology through this novel approach, this project has been initiated. This includes collection, classification and preservation of postal stamps related to science and technology along with their projection and exhibition for education and research purpose. An attempt is been made to develop innovative means for communication of science to society by undertaking such activities.

Our project was concerned with the use of postal stamps for the communication of science to society. Stamps related to various aspects of science are divided into three groups as:
1. Stamps in honor of commemoration of reputed scientists
2. Stamps related to medicinal plants with importance in human health
3. Stamps devoted to significant inventions in the field of science and technology

Collection and presentation of these stamps will reveal the relevant details along with significant events to underline their use.

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Postal stamps
A novel approach for public communication of science and technology

U. Kulkarni   Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

V. Mugade   Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

V. Dhapte   Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

B. Kulkarni   Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

K. Jadhav   Yashwantrao Mohite College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

S. Kadam – Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

Utilization of postal stamps for public communication of science with special reference to awareness of scientific progress and ideas is a novel concept. It can be effectively applied as a convenient tool for popularization of science.

The most easiest and economic means of communication and correspondence is provided through Department of Post and Telegraph of the respective nations. Postal stamps are the significant articles, handled routinely. Due to attractive and intellectual designs, these postal stamps are the subject of special interest and hobby for everyone, right from children to senior citizens. Accordingly, department of posts is skillfully employing these means of popularization and publicity for cultivation and nurturing science and technology within our society. Philately is a global organization of philatelists, established by the department of posts from most of the advanced countries, which is working at national as well as global levels. Publication and distribution of new stamps to philatelists is an efficient and regular job of philately. From the huge number of stamps published by philately, specific postal stamps can be selected.

Collection, classification and projection of postal stamps related to a specific area of interest, at appropriate educational and public places will be an attractive promotional activity. Actually, such exhibitions are organized by philatelists and concerned agencies in all important cities of world, including India. In such exhibitions, there is exchange of stamps amongst the interested philatelists. Along with the publication of new stamps, relevant literature related to these stamps is also published periodically by the department of posts and other concerned agencies.

As a part of our contribution in communication and popularization of science and technology through this novel approach, this project has been initiated. This includes collection, classification and preservation of postal stamps related to science and technology along with their projection and exhibition for education and research purpose. An attempt is been made to develop innovative means for communication of science to society by undertaking such activities.

Our project was concerned with the use of postal stamps for the communication of science to society. Stamps related to various aspects of science are divided into three groups as:
1. Stamps in honor of commemoration of reputed scientists
2. Stamps related to medicinal plants with importance in human health
3. Stamps devoted to significant inventions in the field of science and technology

Collection and presentation of these stamps will reveal the relevant details along with significant events to underline their use.

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