41st Session of International Statistical Institute, New Delhi

A commemorative postage stamp on the 41st Session of International Statistical Institute :

Issued by India41st Session International Statistical Institute

Issued on Dec 13, 1977

Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out a commemorative stamp to mark this important occasion.

Description of Design : The stamp design shows a typical statistical diagram of population growth and percentage variation. The emblem of 41st session of the International Statistical Institute is also depicted.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Blue green and Red

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Unwatermarked paper

Number Printed : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • At the invitation of the Government of India, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) was holding its 41st Session at New Delhi from December 5 to 15, 1977. This is the Second time that the ISI is holding one or its biennial sessions in India. Such an honour, shared by a very few countries, indicates the international recognition accorded to Indian contributions to statistics.
  • The ISI was founded in 1885 as an international association for securing international comparability of statistical data. Since then its aims have widened considerably to ‘promoting the use of statistical methods, the training of statisticians, the encouraging of statistical research,….and in the furthering of international statistical relations.’
  • Its present membership [during the issuance of this stamp], including three specialized sections, consists of about 2000 statisticians from 125 countries. About 800 delegates were expected to participate in the Delhi Session.

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