It is a very sorry state to see that we, as Indians are drifting away from our own cultures and traditions at a very fast pace. The influence of western culture on the young generation has deeply affected our heritage. There is a need to make youngsters aware about our country's richness, be it history, personalities, wildlife, or regional traditions, music, art and literature. Stamps of India represent this cultural diversity in the most beautiful way. Although, writing letters has become obsolete with the advent of technological advances in the field of communication, stamp collecting is a hobby that still survives.
Hobby-classes are getting trendier by the day. More and more parents want their kids to learn a new hobby quickly so that they can pick up a new skill or utilise their free time more wisely. Some are even engaging their kids into multiple hobby classes at the same time. The most popular of them are skating, drawing, swimming, dance, music, etc. The rise in this trend could be because parents are not getting quality time to spend with their kids. Urban families are nuclear in size. Both parents are working in many cases. Also, many couples opt to have a single child these days due to the increasing expenses. What would a kid do when he or she is back from school and their parents have not yet home? Keeping them engaged in hobby classes looks like a better option where someone would be there to keep an eye on your kids. Moreover, they would also learn something new! The problem with these kinds of hobby-classes is that they can be very expensive at times. The charges mostly depend a lot on your locality. If you are living in a posh locality then there are high chances that these hobby classes might cost you a bomb! If you are looking for some other interesting options for hobbies then you should definitely consider stamp collecting. In fact, there can be nothing like making your kids aware about our great nation through the study of stamps of India. And the best part is that you won't have to spend much when it comes to collecting Indian stamps.