M.S. Ramanujam, Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Circle, Department of Post, S.K.Sinha member HRD and Veena Kumari, Director, PTC at the inauguration of postal muesum in Mysuru on Monday. Photo: M.A. Sriram.
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Jingling bells, shining badges, spears, weighing scales and a host of paraphernalia associated with the postman that trace the evolution of the Postal Department over the last one and a half century were today unveiled at the Postal Museum situated in the Postal Training Centre (PTC) here.
The Postal Museum was thrown open to the public on Monday by Dr. S.K. Sinha, Member (HRD), Postal Services Board, New Delhi, in the presence of Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, M.S. Ramanujam as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of PTC.
The Museum housed in an area spread across 1,250 square feet also features the attire of the postman of the bygone era. The postman’s attire, which is a special attraction, includes a water bag with cooling facility, slings across the shoulder, and a pouch for cash collection.
Letter boxes of many types, shapes and sizes are also displayed at the Museum.
To commemorate PTC’s completion of 50 years, a special cover on PTC and a set of 22 picture post cards on wood carvings of the heritage building housing PTC were also released on the occasion