10 December 2017
India Post Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana 2017 has been launched by the department of post. The aim of this program is towards increasing the reach of Philately (SPASH- Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby). Philately is basically the collection and study of Postage stamps. Children of the class VI to IX from recognized schools in India are eligible to apply. The program is called as “Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby” (SPARSH) or Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana, and it is proposed to award annual scholarships to those students who have a good academic record and also pursue Philately as a hobby.
The objective of the scholarship is to "Promote Philately among children at a young age in a sustainable manner that can reinforce and supplement the academic curriculum in addition to providing a hobby that can help them relax and de-stress".
|Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Application Begin||3 November 2017|
|Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Application Ends||10 December 2017|
|Philately Written Quiz Date||15 December 2017|
|Philately Written Quiz Result||15 January 2018|
|Class/ Age||Class 6 to 9|
In this program, the qualified candidates will get annual scholarships. Here we are giving all the details regarding the scholarships that will be provided to the successful candidates.
Candidates have to fill the application form to participate in India Post Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana. Only the eligible candidates should go through the application process. So, before going for the application process candidates should check the eligibility criteria. The application would be made by the schools who want to participate in this program.
The concerned school should have a Philately club, and the student should be a member of that club. The participating school will get a philately mentor, from amongst the renowned philatelists. The mentor would help the students in their project work and in the formation of school-level philately club. Candidates can obtain the application form from nearest Postal Division or click on the following link to download the application form.
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The application as per the prescribed Performa has to be addressed to the concerned divisional head clearly mentioning the subject on the envelope. The filled application form has to be sent in hardcopy by Speed Post to concerned Divisional Office on or before 10 December 2017.
The selection process will be consisting of two levels (Level 1- Philately Written Quiz & Level- 2- Philately Project). A Philately quiz will be conducted by the circles for the selection of the candidates. The final selection of the candidates for India Post Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana would be made based on their performance in philately Project work and in the quiz.
Philately Project should not be more than 4 to 5 pages. In the project, the student may use not more than 16 stamps and not more than 500 words. Detailed guidelines regarding the Project & sample project template will be issued by Circles after the announcement of results of Philately written quiz to the selected candidates.
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Department of Posts
Ministry of Communications
Government of India
Phone No: 011- 23096020, 23096211