Stamps collection is very much fascinating to every one, irrespective to age and nation. Many people used as hobby including some kings, president, and elites. These attractive pieces of papers is a tool for providing important messages, anniversaries, celebrations, and propagandas and sometimes cultural and heritage of the country. It also provides the detail of overall development of a nation. It is always used as a propaganda medium with which to transfer messages to a broad audience.

Science philately means collection and study of commemorative postage stamps on scientific theme, which provide a useful medium for the study of Science history. As well as, it acts as a useful tool in a Science communication and dissemination of scientific development and Health related issues to broad audience. Science Communication through science philately in the real term science Communication without frontiers.

At the pre -independence era, in India there was handful scientific events, developmental issues and personage appeared on postage stamps. More recently the topic science has become a collectible commodity along with animals, flowers, space exploration, health and socio-cultural themes. There are a variety of Indian stamps which have been issued with a scientific theme.

Today India is also forefront in releasing the Stamps and it too depicted Scientific and health event, eminent scientists including Nobel Prize winners, scientific Institutions. These stamps are the main tools for disseminating scientific thoughts and messages and inculcating science and health related issues among masses.

This paper briefly reviews the contribution of Indian science-philately especially stamps on science personage, institutions, discoveries and special science days cover through Indian commemorative postage stamps.

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Science-philately-a tool for science communication without frontiers
India’s contribution

Asad Faisal Farooqui   Science Aur Kainat, Urdu Monthly, Aligarh

Stamps collection is very much fascinating to every one, irrespective to age and nation. Many people used as hobby including some kings, president, and elites. These attractive pieces of papers is a tool for providing important messages, anniversaries, celebrations, and propagandas and sometimes cultural and heritage of the country. It also provides the detail of overall development of a nation. It is always used as a propaganda medium with which to transfer messages to a broad audience.

Science philately means collection and study of commemorative postage stamps on scientific theme, which provide a useful medium for the study of Science history. As well as, it acts as a useful tool in a Science communication and dissemination of scientific development and Health related issues to broad audience. Science Communication through science philately in the real term science Communication without frontiers.

At the pre -independence era, in India there was handful scientific events, developmental issues and personage appeared on postage stamps. More recently the topic science has become a collectible commodity along with animals, flowers, space exploration, health and socio-cultural themes. There are a variety of Indian stamps which have been issued with a scientific theme.

Today India is also forefront in releasing the Stamps and it too depicted Scientific and health event, eminent scientists including Nobel Prize winners, scientific Institutions. These stamps are the main tools for disseminating scientific thoughts and messages and inculcating science and health related issues among masses.

This paper briefly reviews the contribution of Indian science-philately especially stamps on science personage, institutions, discoveries and special science days cover through Indian commemorative postage stamps.

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