In 1975, the dream of Philatelists of Mangalore, Karnataka, India came true with Shri. NV Shenoi, Director General of Post and Telegraph Department, Govt. of India inaugurating the Mangalore Philatelic Club. The objective of the Club was to promote philatelic interest and to provide education to young and the old through postage stamps. In 1976 the Club hosted the 1st ever District Level Exhibition in India - Mangalapex under the patronage of the then SSP Smt. KNK Karthiayani. In 1992, with a strength of 66 members, the Club was renamed Dakshina Kannada Philatelic Association with an aim of reaching every nook and corner of the District. DKPA was again renamed as Dakshina Kannada Philatelic and Numismatic Association (DKPNA) on April 14, 2002. Today we are on the Web with an aim to show India through her stamps and coins.
The membership of DKPNA is open to all. Members meet every second Sunday at 10:00 hours IST at HeadPost Office, Pandeshwara, Mangalore - 575001 . The latest developments in the Philatelic World are discussed. New members are introduced. Forthcoming activities of DKPNA are chalked out during these meetings. DKPNA has a very good library with lots of interesting books for the beginner to Philately.Exhibitions are also held at the venue.
Annual Membership Rs.250.00 Life Membership Rs.1500.00 Patron Membership Rs.2500.00 and above Admission Fee (For New Members) Rs.50.00 Overseas membership USD 30 (annual)
TOTAL MEMBERS TODAY :
PATRON MEMBERS : 84
LIFE MEMBERS : 353
P.O.Box 250, MANGALORE - 575 001 INDIA
Note: This blog will not be used as a platform to sell Philatelic/Numismatic items of Members.