Philately Star of Bhatnagar International School
Apurva Kumari , student of Class IX , Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj has been felicitated with the ‘Bhartiya Shaan Award 2020’by Cosmos Book of Records for being a multi-talented child.
A topper in academics, Apurva Kumari has been an ardent collector of postal stamps. She has made a massive philatelic collection on ‘Musicians and Musical Instruments of the World’. She is a member of the DakDharohar- philately club of the school. She has an enhanced knowledge of various musical instruments and adds fine details about each musical instrument in her philatelic frame. Apurva has also been awarded International Icon Award 2020 by Uttar Pradesh World Records for a rare collection of philately items on musical instruments.
Being a member of school’s philately club- Dak Dharohar , she has won various medals and prizes from the Department of Posts, Government of India at district level philately competitions.
She received a gold medal from Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister of Law & Justice, Communications & Electronics and Information Technology for her philatelic frame of hers in 2019. She also won DeenDayalUpadhyaySparsh Philately Scholarship in 2018 and received her award from Mr. Manoj Sinha, the then Minister of Communications and Minister of Railways. Apurva aspires to make a national record of worldwide stamps collection on musicians and musical instruments.
The school has been training its students through various clubs in ‘creating happiness through hobbies’ under the able guidance of school principal Ms ShilpaBhatnagar.