K. S. Ranjitsinhji

A commemorative postage stamp on Jam Saheb Shri Sir Ranjit Sinhji (Ranji) :

India Stamp 1973, Maharaja Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, RanjiIssued by India

Issued on Sep 27, 1973

Issued for : The P & T Department have much pleasure in dedicating this stamp in the memory of this remarkable cricketer, to the lovers of cricket all over the world.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Olive Green

Denomination : 30 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.56 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked Adhesive Stamp paper on reels

Quantity printed : 1.5 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press, Nasik Road

Name : H.H. Jam Saheb Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji of Nawanagar

Born on Sep 10, 1872 at Sadodar, Kathiawar, British India [now Gujarat, India]

Died on Apr 2, 1933 at Jamnagar Palace, British India [now Gujarat, India]

About : 

  • A.G. Gardiner described Col. His Highness Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Maharaja Jamsaheb of Nawanagar – to use his full name and title – but Ranji to all those who follow the game of cricket.
  • K. S. Ranjitsinhji was born on September 10, 1872, in Sarodar, a small village near Jamnagar in Kathiawad. At eight he was sent to the Rajkumar College at Rajkot, a Public school for the Chiefs and Princes of Kathiawad. After finishing school, Ranji went to England in 1888. The following year he went up to Cambridge.
  • To obtain his Cricket Blue however, he had to wait till 1893, his last year at the University.
  • Ranji’s first-class cricket career in England spread over a period of 27 years. In addition to playing for England in England, Ranji toured Australia in 1897-98.
  • In an era which is called the Golden Age of Cricket, Ranji was first in the Season’s average in 1896, 1900 and 1904, second in 1902 and 1903, third in 1899 and 1901, fourth in 1895 and fifth in 1897. In all Ranji scored 72 centuries in first-class cricket, two of which were in Test Matches against Australia. He aggregated 24,692 runs with an average of 56.37 runs. His highest score was 285.
  • Sir Neville Cardus writes : “Cricketers will never see the like of Ranjitsinhji. He was entirely original. There is nothing in all the history and development of batsmanship with which we can compare him….The honest length ball was not met with honest straight bat, but there was a flick of wrist, and lo; the straight ball was charmed away to leg boundary with the speed of thought. Bowlers stood transfixed; this leg-glance was Ranji’s own stroke.
  • Ranjitsinhji had a wide range of interests. He was a very well-read man. He wrote a book on cricket called the Jubilee Book of Cricket. This is still regarded as one of the classics in the literature on the technique of the game. A shooting accident in England in 1915 in which when he lost his right eye brought an end to his brilliant cricketing career. He died on April 2, 1933.

India on Bertrand Russell

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Bertrand Russell :

India Stamp 1972Issued by India

Issued on Oct 16, 1972

Design : The photograph of Bertrand Russell has been reproduced in the stamp with the courtesy of M/s Keystone Press Agency Ltd., 4 Red Lion Court, London EC-4.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Blue Black

Denomination : Rs. 1.45

Overall size : 3.34 x 2.88 cms.

Printing size : 2.987 x 2.524 cms.

Perforation : 13½ x 14

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked Adhesive Stamp paper

Number Printed : Three million

Number per issue sheet : 42

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press, Nasik Road

Name : Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Born on May 18, 1872 at Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Died on Feb 2, 1970 at Penrhyndeudraeth, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom

About : 

  • As a dreamer of world peace, Bertrand Russell could say I see in my mind’s eye a great wave of happiness sweeping over the human race, as the old night of hate and fear become dispersed. I see a new Golden Age the like of which has never been seen since history began. All this is possible. It needs only that man should choose to live rather than to die.
  • The philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell, was born on May 18, 1872. He studied Mathematics and Moral Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge and was appointed as Lecturer in the same College. In 1908 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was a pacifist and during the First World War he suffered for his views.
  • As a Member of the Labour Party, Bertrand Russell visited Russia and wrote a book on his impressions of the U.S.S.R.The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism. He then visited China, studied Chinese life and thought. On his return he wrote a book The Problem of China.
  • Bertrand Russell was author of more than fifty books, many of them on mathematics, philosophy and other academic subjects, but many also deal with sociological problems.
  • He was active in many directions. A stimulating speaker and lecturer, he frequently took part in the BBC‘s Brains Trust programmes and was invited by it to deliver the inaugural series of Reith Lectures in 1947. Temperamentally sympathetic to the Indian struggle for liberty, Russell became Chairman of the Indian League formed in Britain to help the Indians and their claim for self-government.
  • During his later years, Russell was a moving spirit in the formation of various bodies working for world peace. He was a founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and founded in 1963 the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and the Atlantic Peace Foundation with the object of developing international resistance to the threat of nuclear war.
  • Bertrand Russell was married four times and had three children. He lived latterly at Plas Penrhyn in North Wales, where he died on February 2, 1970 in his 98th year.

Indian Endangered Species : Turtles

Complete set of 2 nos. of postage stamp on the “Millepex 2000” National Philatelic Exhibition, Bhubaneshwar : Endangered Species : Batagur Baska (Batagur Terrapin) and Lepidochelys Olivacea (Olive Ridley Turtle) :

India stamp 2000, Endangered Species, Aquatic animal, reptileIndia stamp 2000, Endangered Species, Aquatic animal, reptileIssued by India

Issued on Jan 29, 2000

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to release these stamps on the occasion of Millipex 2000, the National Philatelic Exhibition being organised at Bhubaneswar.

Credits :
Stamp
 : Ramesh Sukumar
FDC : Millepex Secretariat, Bhubaneswar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 300 & 300 Paise

Overall size : 7.82 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 7.45 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated stamp paper in sheet size 50.8 x 53.5

Stamps Printed : 1 Million

Number per issue sheet : 14 Setenant

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • Reptiles were the first vertebrates to occupy the dry land successfully. They are believed to have originated during the Upper Carboniferous period (3000 to 260 million years ago), and descended from amphibians. Dry, scaly skin is one of their most important characteristics, though all scaly animals are not reptiles. The name ‘reptile’ comes from the Latin word, reptilis, meaning ‘crawling’. Although most reptiles live on land, there are some adapted to aquatic life, like the turtles, which too breed on land. There are four major group of reptiles: the turtles, the crocodiles, the lizards and the snakes. Exploitation of reptile skin has made many of these rare and endangered.
  • Turtles belong to the reptilian order “chelonea”, which included the marine and fresh-water turtles, fresh water tortoises or terrapins and the land tortoises. The Department of Posts is now issuing a set of stamps on two endangered species of turtles, viz. the Olive Ridley and the Batagur Baska to highlight the danger of extinction faced by reptiles in general and turtles in particular.
  • Olive Ridley turtle is one of the common sea turtles in the Indian subcontinent found in the Gulf of Kutch, coastal waters of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Orissa and Andaman islands. It is protected under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972 as coastal pollution and development projects on sea coasts have had an adverse effect on the species. Olive Ridleys are the smallest of all sea turtles. These nest along the entire length of Orissa coastline wherever there exists a suitable sandy sea beach, but the largest aggregation occurs at three sites viz. Ekakulanasi rookery of Gahirmatha coast and rookeries at Devi and Rushikulya river mouths. The adult is olive brown above and yellowish below. The species is distinguished by the presence of five or more coastal shields on carapace. Olive Ridleys are omnivorous or predominantly carnivorous feeding on fish, crabs, crustaceans, molluses, jelly fishes, etc. The species is capable of foraging at great depths (up 150 metres or more) in tropical neritic waters and undertake long journeys in search of suitable feeding and breeding grounds. Since 1990 nesting season, mass nesting has become restricted to Orissa coast, particularly the Ekakulanasi rookery. Mass nesting usually occurs when weather conditions are right and the beach is in a particular condition to support mass nesting.
  • The Batagur is a moderately large web footed, aquatic species of terrapin. The species is found in fresh, brackish or even salt waters. However, its most favourite habitat is the shallow, muddy, tidal regions at the wide river mouths lined with mangrove or other vegetation. It prefers to nest in a colony on large sand banks with slopes and also on riverine islands. Adequate protection measures are necessary for conservation of the species. Batagur was formerly abundant at the mouth of Hooghly where they were captured in large numbers. For several years there were no reports of its presence and nesting in India. However, it has recently been rediscovered in Sundarbans during March 1998 when some eggs were located. The species was again successfully bred, and in view of the protection being accorded to the habitat by Project Tiger authorities of Sundarbans, it is hoped that the terrapin will establish itself in its erstwhile habitat – the Hooghly-Hatla estuaries.
  • Text : Based on material from Endangered animals of India and their conservation“: S.H. Nair, and Bhitarkanika: Myth and Reality, co-authored by Dr. C.S. Kar.

Banafsha / Violet (Viola Odorata L)

A commemorative postage stamp on the Medicinal Plants of Pakistan  Banafsa / Banafsha / Banaksa (wood violet / sweet violet / English violet / common violet / florist’s violet / garden violet) :

Pakistan Stamp 1992, Banafsa, Banafsha, Banaksa, wood violet, sweet violet, English violet, common violet, florist's violet, garden violetIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Nov 22, 1992

Issued for : To mark the occasion Pakistan Post is issuing a special postage stamp of Rs. 6/- denomination on November 22, 1992.

Designer : Syed Ali Afsar (PSPC)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 6/-

Colours : Multi colour

Size of stamp : 44.5 x 32.5 mm

Size of print : 40.5 x 28.5 mm

Perforation : 13 C

Paper : 102 gms dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : Two million

Number of stamps in a sheet : 28 (7 x 4 rows)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

About : 

  • Pakistan is endowed with the wealth of medicinal plants. These are the natural botanical source of medicines being manufactured by indigenous pharmaceutical houses in Pakistan. These are also the basic source of modern pharmaceutical market, although today it has become an entire medical world of synthetics, with elevated prices a common man can not afford. It is therefore the most appropriate time to consider development and organization of our medicinal plants industry to become independent in the provision of common indigenous natural drugs that are being used to treat diseases in most of our rural areas. In our country there are grown wild or cultivated medicinal plants species which possess great potentialities not in the light of their use from centuries in the sub-continent in Greco-Arab (Unani or Eastern) system of medicine but also in the light of active principles or biodynamic compounds being isolated from them using ultra modern screening techniques available in our country.
  • Viola odorata LinnBanafsha/Violet. It is included in family Violaceae as a glabrous or pubescent perennial herb found in Kashmir and temperate western Himalayas often in mountains above 5000 ft. Leaves, roots and flowers are used in Unani medicine for bilious affections, lung troubles, cough, kidney diseases and liver affections. The herb keeps overall expectorant, disphoretic, antipyretic and diuretic activities and as laxative in bilious affections. With other herbs useful in catarrhal and pulmonary affections.
  • (Contributed by : Director Research & Bait alHikmat, Hamdard, Karachi).
  • Issued by : Head Quarters, Pakistan Postal Services Corporation (Pakistan Post), Islamabad-44000

Pakistan on 1990 Men’s Hockey World Cup

A commemorative postage stamp on the 7th World Field Hockey Cup, Lahore (12-23 February 1990) :

Pakistan Stamp 1990Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Feb 12, 1990

Issued for : To commemorate 7th World Hockey Cup, Lahore, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a stamp of Rs. 2/- denomination on February 12, 1990.

Design : The hockey players are shown artistically and symbolically in sketchy form in action through stain glass effect. The logo of the 7th World Hockey Cup is depicted on the left hand margin of the stamp.

Designer : Mr. Mohammad Ali Khan (PSPC)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 2/-

Colours : Multi Colour

Size of stamp : 61.5 x 28 mm

Size of print : 56.5 x 23 mm

Perforation : 13C

Paper : 102 gms dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : Four million

Number of stamps in a sheet : 27 stamps (3 x 9 rows)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printer : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

About : 

  • The idea of the World Cup was conceived by the Pakistan Hockey Federation some time in the late 1960s and the beautiful trophy for the winner was designed and donated by Pakistan.
  • At FIH Council meeting held on October 26, 1969, it was decided to hold a World Cup Competition. The first World Hockey Cup tournament was held in 1971 in Barcelona, Spain. Pakistan donated the World Cup worth Rs. 600,000 (US $ 30000). His Excellency, the then Ambassador of Pakistan in Belgium, handed over World Cup to the FIH President on March 27, 1971.
  • The 7th World Hockey Cup will be organised by the Pakistan Hockey Federation on behalf of the International Hockey Federation. Pakistan will have the honour of holding the World Championship for the first time in a most befitting manner.
  • Hockey is national game of Pakistan. The World Cup will, be a memorable occasion in the history of sports in Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of hockey fans are expected to throng the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore during the tournament.
  • Lahore, the city of culture, gardens and repository of Mughal Empire, welcomes the participants to the 7th World Hockey Cup to be held at National Hockey Stadium, Lahore from 12th to 23rd February 1990. Apart from participating teams, top ranking officials and technical officials of Federation of International Hockey are coming to supervise the World Hockey Cup tournament from all over the world.
  • The 7th World Hockey Cup is the most prestigious Hockey Tournament. Teams from all over the globe will be participating. The teams have been divided into two pools. Pool ‘A’ consists of Argentina, Australia, France, Holland, India, USSR. Pool ‘B’ comprises of Canada, England, Ireland, Pakistan, Spain and West Germany. The matches on the two pitches are to be played on League basis. The winners of Pool ‘A’ will play against runners-up of Pool ‘B’ and winners of Pool ‘B’ will play against runners-up of Pool ‘A’ for the semi-finals. The winners of these matches will play finals of the championship. The remaining eight teams will compete in classification matches.
  • Newly constructed National Hockey Stadium shall be the venue of the 7th World Hockey Cup. It is located in a posh locality at Lahore and has a very pretty and picturesque surroundings. The Stadium has the capacity for 50,000 spectators providing all the amenities to players, organisers and spectators.
  • National Hockey Stadium, Lahore is one of the best and biggest hockey stadiums in the world with the latest brand of system-90 Astro Turf pitch. The practising pitch has the system-5 Astro Turf. The provision of 2nd pitch astro-turf was a must for the organisation of the World Hockey Cup competition. The new Astro Turf has been laid on the eastern side of the National Hockey Stadium. This was a challenging task; but the work was accomplished in the stipulated period.
  • To facilitate working of international Press during World Cup tournament, special telecommunication arrangements have been improvised at the National Hockey Stadium with the active assistance of Telecommunication Authorities. Temporary telex, fax and international telephone have been installed besides other facilities including establishment of a temporary Post Office which will also sell postage stamps commemorating the 7th World Hockey Cup.
  • Pakistan has distinction of winning World Hockey Cup in 1971 (BarcelonaSpain), 1978 (Buenos AiresArgentina), 1982 (Bombay – India) and Silver Medal in 1975 (Kuala Lumpur). These achievements are yet unparalleled. Pakistan had during the past few years facing a bad patch in international competitions; but is now facing the coveted World Hockey Cup competition with confidence. The statistical record of the World Hockey Cup since its inception is as follows :-

    Venue

    No. of Teams

    Victory Stand

    Year

    Place

    Country

    Winner

    Runners-up

    3rd position

    1971

    Barcelona

    Spain

    10

    Pakistan

    Spain

    India

    1973

    Amsterdam

    Holland

    12

    Holland

    India

    W. Germany

    1975

    Kualalumpur

    Malaysia

    12

    India

    Pakistan

    W. Germany

    1978

    Buenos Aires

    Argentina

    12

    Pakistan

    Holland

    Australia

    1982

    Bombay

    India

    12

    Pakistan

    W. Germany

    Australia

    1986

    London

    G. Britain

    12

    Australia

    England

    W. Germany

  • Mr. Bashir Moojid, the designer and artisan from the Pakistan’s Army’s Corps at Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, had designed and shaped the World Cup Trophy as per the idea of the then PHF President. The World Cup is a magnificent trophy, 65 centimetre high and 11.56 kilograms in weight, made from gold (895 grams), silver (6815 grams), ivory (350 grams) and teak wood (3500 grams). The trophy stands mounted on a 12 cms high blade base beautifully inlaid with ivory. The trophy itself consists of a globe depicting the world in silver and gold, on top of which is a ball and hockey stick with gold and silver.
  • The insignia of World Cup carries two sticks, with a hockey ball, one at the top and second at the bottom of a round circle indicating the world. Pakistan Hockey Federation insignia has been plated in the middle of the World Cup. Colour scheme indicates green and white colours of Pakistan flag.
  • Gold medals will be awarded to the winners, silver medals to the runners-up and bronze medals will be given to 3rd position. A specially donated ‘Cup’ will be given to the champion country.
  • A cultural show of 1000 troupe will be presenting the folk dances of the four Provinces on the opening day.
  • The 7th World Hockey Cup is a great historic occasion in the field of sports in Pakistan.
  • (Contributed by : Pakistan Hockey Federation).
  • Issued by: The Director General, Pakistan Post Office, Islamabad

Hockey Champions – Grand Slam 1985

A commemorative postage stamp on the World Hockey Champions Grand Slam :

Pakistan Stamp 1985, Grand Slam, 1984 Los Angeles, 1982 Bombay World Cup, 1985 Asia CupIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Jun 5, 1985

Issued for : Pakistan Post Office is issuing a commemorative postage stamp of the denomination of Re. 1/- to commemorate the victory of Pakistan in the Asian Games, the World Cup and the Olympic Crown.

Designer : Adil Salahuddin

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1/-

Colours : Green, black, beige & brown

Size of stamp : 60 x 30.50 mm

Size of print : 57 x 27.50 mm

Perforation : 13 C

Quantity : 500,000

Number of stamps in a sheet : 16 (Sixteen)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

About : 

  • It is difficult to pin point the origin of the game of Hockey. Some authors say that its place of birth is Greece, while others say, it started in Asia. This game was brought to the sub-Continent in 1896 by the British Forces. It soon spread out and became very popular. Field Hockey, for the first time, won recognition in 1908 when it was included in the IV Olympics Games held at London. It was in 1928 that Hockey team from this sub-Continent entered in the Olympics held at Amsterdam, Holland. The team gave an excellent performance and won the Gold Medal.
  • As an independent state in August 1947, Pakistan‘s Hockey talent, though abundant, was disorganised. Pakistan was placed fourth in the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games. In the 1956 Olympic Games at Melbourne, Pakistan reached the final for the first time but lost to India by a solitary goal.
  • Pakistan finally got the much-needed and well-deserved morale-booster at the Asian Games at Tokyo in 1958 when it won the Gold Medal relegating India to second place on a better goal average. And the crowning achievement came in 1960 when Pakistan won its first Olympic Gold at Rome.
  • Pakistan has an enviable record in this game. In the Asian Games since 1958, Pakistan has won six times and lost only once. Out of the 5 World Cup Tournaments, Pakistan lifted the Trophy 3 times and was once placed second. In the Olympic Games, so far, Pakistan has won 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals. In the 6 Champions Trophy Tournaments, held so far, Pakistan has annexed the Trophy twice and was placed second on two occasions.
  • GRAND SLAM
    Munich was avenged at Los Angeles in 1984. The Pakistan Hockey Team, to the great delight of millions of Hockey fans in Pakistan, regained the Olympic Crown after sixteen years. With this victory, Pakistan achieved the rare distinction of winning the Grand Slam as they have captured three major titles i.e. the Asian Games, The World Cup and now the Olympic Crown.
  • LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS-1984
    Pakistan had to fight every inch of the way to the semi-final with fortunes fluctuating with every match. Australia and Holland came to the Tournament as “hot favourites”. They claimed a long list of achievements against the World Cup holders.

    Pakistan team demonstrated the touch of class which enabled them to beat the formidable Australians in the semi-final. The final between Pakistan and West Germany can be termed as a clash between Asian artistry and European technique. It was a treat to watch our side play with West Germany. From the first whistle of the match to the last each one of its moves was an execution of dazzling stick-work and artistic wizardry. Never before did victory look so good and justifiable as it did at Los Angeles.

    The victory of Los Angeles should give a great fillip to the game in Pakistan where public interest in Hockey was beginning to ebb prior to the Olympic Games at Los Angeles.

  • ASIAN CUP
    Pakistan retained the Asia Cup Hockey title at Dhaka during January 1985, by defeating a hard-fighting Indian team in extra-time after playing a 1-1 tie in regulation time. Now the immediate target for Pakistan Hockey team is the next Champions Trophy to be held later this year and the World Cup which will be played in England subsequently.

    Over the years it has become increasingly clear that competition among the hockey-playing nations in the world is becoming tougher than before, and still greater efforts would be required to maintain our position at the top.

  • Issued by: The Director General, Pakistan Post Office, Islamabad

Pakistan World Cup Hockey Champions 1982

Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the Awareness Campaign against World Cup Hockey Champions – 1982 :

Pakistan Stamp 1982, 1982 Men's Hockey World CupPakistan Stamp 1982, 1982 Men's Hockey World CupIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Jan 31, 1982

Issued for : Pakistan Post Office is issuing two commemorative postage stamps of the denomination of Re. 1/- each to commemorate the victory of Pakistan in the 5th World Cup Hockey Tournament.

Designer : Adil Salahuddin

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1 (for both the designs)

Colours : Yellow, blue, red & black

Size of stamps : 35.20 x 50.80 mm

Size of print : 31.20 x 46.80 mm

Perforation : 13 C

Quantity : 2,50,000 (each design) total : 5 lac

No. of Stamps in a sheet : 50 (25 stamps of each design)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Karachi

About : 

  • The First World Cup Hockey Tournament was held in Barcelona in 1971 on the initiative of Pakistan Hockey Federation. Pakistan Team by virtue of their magnificent performance won the prestigious Cup.
  • Pakistan Hockey Team repeated their performance in the 4th World Cup Hockey Tournament held in Argentina in 1978 when they defeated Holland by 3 goals to 2 in the Final.
  • Again in 1981 Pakistan Hockey team participated in the 5th World Cup Hockey Tournament held in Bombay from 29th December, 1981 to 12th January, 1982. Pakistan, West Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Poland, Argentina, Holland, India, Russia, Australia, England and Malaysia took part in this tournament.
  • In the opening match against Spain Pakistan won comfortably by 4-1. In their second pool match against New Zealand Pakistan team set a new record for the highest number of goals scored by a team in the World Cup, improving their own record of nine goals against Argentina at Buenos Aires in 1978. Pakistan team won all their pool matches and scored maximum points. The results of the pool matches are as under :

     

    Pakistan

    W. Germany

    N. Zealand

    Spain

    Poland

    Argentina

    Pakistan

    5-3

    12-3

    4-1

    4-1

    6-1

    W. Germany

    3-5

    2-1

    1-1

    5-3

    2-0

    N. Zealand

    3-12

    1-2

    2-0

    1-0

    3-5

    Spain

    1-4

    1-1

    0-2

    0-1

    4-2

    Poland

    1-4

    3-5

    0-1

    1-0

    2-1

    Argentina

    1-6

    0-2

    5-3

    2-4

    1-2

  • In the Finals against West Germany Pakistan won convincingly by 3-1 thus extending their uninterrupted reign to eight years. The margin does not reflect the true character of the victory. Pakistan’s domination was total and complete barring the first five minutes when the Germans scored the only goal of the match against Pakistan.
  • Issued by The Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Islamabad.

Quaid-i-Azam Centenary Jamboree

A commemorative postage stamp on QuaidiAzam Centenary Jamboree at Lahore :

Pakistan Stamp 1976, Jinnah, National Jamboree, ScoutIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Nov 20, 1976

Description : Stamp is vertical in format. QuaidiAzam, clad in black Sherwani and Jinnah Cap is shown taking scout salute at the right side against a dark green background with a curved ending at top bearing the wording “Quaid-i-Azam Centenary Jamboree” in red. The specially designed Scout Jamboree Emblem with the saluting hand in the central leaf and encircled by a rope with the words ‘Unity’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Discipline’ incorporated appears in the top left corner in Green, Red and Black colours. ‘Pakistan’ in English and Urdu appears in reverse form at the bottom just beside the Quaid’s portrait. The denomination of ’20P’ with the word ‘Postage’ underneath appears in black at the top left portion of Green background. The date ‘Nov-1976’ appears in yellow in the top right corner of the green background.

Designer : Ilyas Ahmad Gilani

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colours : Yellow, Magenta, Cyan & Black

Size of Stamp : 38.34 x 28.50 m.m.

Size of Print : 35.25 x 25.50 m.m.

Perforation Gauge : 13 x 13½ C

Quantity : 1,000,000 Stamps (one Million)

No. of Stamps per sheet : 50 (Fifty)

Process of Printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • The 7th Pakistan National Scout Jamboree, also known as Quaid-i-Azam Centenary Jamboree, will be held at Fortress Stadium, Lahore, from November 15 to 22, 1976. Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of 20-Paisa denomination on the 20th November, 1976 to commemorate the occasion. This Jamboree coincides with the centenary celebrations of the First Chief Scout and Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The Quaid-i-Azam Centenary Jamboree is a milestone in the history of Scouting in Pakistan in which the Scouts will be able to know the glimpses of the teachings and behests of the Father of the Nation and his Motto of Faith Unity and Discipline. In this Jamboree an attempt has also been made and to restate the principles and teachings of Quaid-i-Azam and to interprete them for the guidance of young and old Scouts.
  • In Pakistan, Scouting started from scratch in December, 1947, with the blessings of the Quaid-i-Azam who agreed to become the First Chief Scout of Pakistan. The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association established its permanent National Headquarters at Karachi. There are now six branches affiliated to the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association with a total membership of 108028. The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association, as a national body, is affiliated to the World Scout Bureau and the total membership is 14 million.
  • Since the Boy Scout Movement had become world-wide, it was thought advisable to bring the boys together, every four years so as to make them realise the importance of the Scout Law, which runs as follows:

    “A Scout is a friend of all, brother to every other Scout no matter to what country, class or creed the other may belong.”

  • There were altogether about 50,000 Scouts in Pakistan in 1948. To-day the number exceeds 100,000. The quality of Scouting has also been steadily improving. All this has been possible with the constant supply of trained Scouts. To begin with, there were two Provincial Training Centres in the Punjab, at Walton and Ghora Gali and one in N.W.F.P. at Takya (Abbottabad). Later on a Training Centre was established at Quetta. Training Camps were also held at Ziarat, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, Karachi etc.
  • Sea and Air Scouting has been started in Karachi. The Air Scouts have a fine Headquarters of their own. Both Sea and Air Scouting will provide an added attraction to the older boys in a Scout Troop.
  • Scouting for the physically handicapped boys is a very beneficial extension of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association. These boys feel isolated and their lives are generally dull and dreary. Scouting provides them with fun and fellowship. More than 500 handicapped boys are now regular Scouts. Their hearts are filled with joy when they camp out with other Scouts.
  • In this 7th National Jamboree being held at Lahore from 15th to 22nd November 1976, the number of participants is expected to be 12,000 from home and abroad. 500 Scouts from Libya, Indonesia, India, Iran, U.S.A., Sudan and Bangladesh will also be participating.
  • The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association has participated in various World and Regional Scout Events – Scouts Conferences, Jamborees, Moots, Indabas, etc.
  • Pakistan Boy Scouts Association brings out two periodicals, namely, the PakScout, which was started in September, 1948, and Almustaid, which is published in Urdu.
  • Issued by: The Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.

Pakistan on Dr. Mohammad Iqbal 1975

A commemorative postage stamp on Iqbal Centenary – 1977 (9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938) :

Pakistan Stamp 1975, poet, founding fathers of PakistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Nov 9, 1975

Description : The stamp is vertical in shape. The portrait of Allama Iqbal expresses his philosophical approach towards life. The titles of his famous works are shown in the background in relief. The wordings IQBAL CENTENARY YEAR 1977 appear in Red on top while the dates 9th November, 1877-21st April, 1938 are in Blue. ‘PAKISTAN’ in Urdu and English appears in Blue in the bottom. The denomination “20-Paisa” and word “Postage” appear in the lower right corner in white.

Designer : Adil Salahuddin

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colours : Magenta, Cyan, Yellow and Black

Size of Stamp : 50.80 x 35.20 m.m.

Size of Print : 47.80 x 32.20 m.m.

Perforation Gauge : 13 x 13 c

Quantity : 5 Lacs

No. of Stamps in each sheet : 50 set

Process of Printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd. Karachi

Name : Muhammad Iqbal

Born on Nov 9, 1877 at Sialkot, Punjab, British India

Died on Apr 21, 1938 at Lahore, Punjab, British India

About : 

  • One fact which strikes every student of Iqbal is his great versatility. First and foremost he was a poet, one of the greatest the world has known. In addition, he was an eminent philosopher, an educationist and a political thinker who played a notable role in the renaissance of the Musalmans of the sub-continent and was aptly described as the Spiritual Father of Pakistan. Although he did not join active politics till late in life, yet on his death he was referred to by the QuaidiAzam as “friend, philosopher and guide”.
  • Iqbal was born at Sialkot, a small town in the Punjab on 9th November, 1977. His ancestors who were Kashmiri Brahmans were converted to Islam nearly 300 years ago. Iqbal refers to his ancestry repeatedly in his verses :
    Look at me for in India you will not see again
    A man of Brahaman extraction versed in knowledge associate with Rum and Tabrez.
  • Iqbal finished his early education in Sialkot and migrated to Lahore in 1895 for higher studies. In Sialkot he was lucky to have as his teacher Shamsul Ulama Mir Hasan, a great Oriental scholar. Iqbal started writing verses while still at school. At that time Dagh was considered a great master of Urdu verse, and Iqbal started sending his verses to him for correction. After a short time Dagh wrote back that his verses needed no corrections.
  • Iqbal passed his M.A. in Philosophy in 1899 and was appointed Lecturer in the Oriental College, Lahore. After some time he went over to the Government College, Lahore. In 1905 he went to Europe on three years study leave, and studied at the Trinity College Cambridge, Lincoln’s Inn, London, and also at Munich University. He returned home in 1908 and soon after started law practice. He also worked at the Government College, Lahore, as a teacher for some time.
  • During his stay in England he did write verses but the output of his poetry was not considerable. On his return from England he write some epoch-making poems like Shikwah, JawabiShikwah and Shamaaur-Shair which displayed superb handling of theme and command over the language. With the publication of these poems his place among the great Urdu Poets was assured.
  • AsrariKhudi was published in 1915 and described his philosophy of the ego with great artistic efforts.
  • RumuziBekhudi appeared in 1918 and described what Iqbal considered ideal society.
  • In 1921 appeared KhizriRah and in 1922 Tulu-i-Islam. The poem Khizr-i-Rah still shows signs of quest and search, but the poem TuluiIslam shows faith and hope. Both the poems are in Urdu and rank amongst Iqbal’s finest poems. After the publication of these poems appeared the book PayamiMashriq. This book is a collection of miscellaneous poems in Persian, and was written in response to Goethe‘s West Ostlicher DivanPayam-i-Mashriq was followed by BangiDara which is actually a collection of Iqbal’s Urdu verses which were published prior to 1922, and two years later came the ZaburiAjam. The book contains mystic vitalising and ennobling verses. Zabur-i-Ajam was followed by Javid Nama what can be truly regarded as Iqbal’s magnum opus. Iqbal has said about this book :
    What I have said is from another world.
    This book has come from another Heaven.
  • After finishing Javid Nama Iqbal turned to Urdu again, and published a collection of Urdu poems BaliJibril in 1935 and another collection ZarbiKalim in 1936. In 1934 he had published a Persian poem Musafir. Another Persian Poem Pas Che Bayad Kard was published in 1936. The final collection of his poems appeared posthumously. It was known as ArmaghaniHijaz.
  • This is the story of Iqbal’s poetry told briefly.
  • In 1923 he was persuaded by friends and admirers to stand for the Punjab Legislative Council, but as his old friend, Mian Abdul Aziz, wanted to stand from the same constituency he decided not to stand. But he stood for election from the same constituency in 1926. He continued as a member of the Punjab Legislative Council for 3 years and made valuable contributions to the deliberations of that august body.
  • In 1930 Iqbal was elected President of the Muslim League Session held at Allahabad in India. In the course of his epoch-making presidential address he said, The unity of an Indian nation, therefore, must be sought, not in the negation but in the mutual harmony and co-operation of the many. The statesmanship cannot ignore facts, however, unpleasant they may be. The only practical course is not to assume the existence of a state of things which does not exist, but to recognize facts as they are, and to exploit them to our greatest advantage. And it is on the discovery of Indian unity in this direction that the fate of India as well as of Asia really depends. India is Asia in miniature.
  • In 1931 he attended the Round Table Conference which met in London to frame a constitution for the Indo-Pakistan sub-continent. He took an active part in the various committees appointed by the Conference and contributed much.
  • In 1932, Iqbal presided at the annual session of the Muslim Conference and delivered a thought-provoking address.
  • Iqbal developed kidney trouble in 1927. He wanted to visit Vienna for its treatment but some friends advised him to visit Hakim Abdul Wahab (Hakim Nabina) for treatment. Hakim Abdul Wahab’s treatment cured him of the complaint and he kept good health till 1934, when he developed heart trouble accompanied by loss of voice. Treatment was tried for this in Bhopal and Delhi without any success. This illness took a serious turn on 25th March, 1938, and in spite of the best medical aid and careful nursing he breathed his last in the early hours of 21st April, 1938.
  • Half an hour before he breathed his last Iqbal recited the following verses which he had composed earlier :
    The departed melody may recur or not
    The zephyr may blow again from Hejaz or not
    The days of this Faqir have come to an end
    Another seer may come or not.
  • After the Pakistan Resolution was passed by the Muslim League in its Lahore Session, on 24th March, 1940, the Quaid-i-Azam said to Matluh Saiyyid, Iqbal is no more amongst us. But had he been alive he would have been happy to know that we did exactly what he wanted us to do. No greater compliment could have been paid to Iqbal for his political services to the Muslims.
  • Issued by: The Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.

Pakistan on Dr. Mohammad Iqbal 1974

A commemorative postage stamp on Iqbal Centenary – 1977 (9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938) :

Pakistan Stamp 1974, Allama Iqbal, Spiritual Father of PakistanIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Nov 9, 1974

Design : The format of the stamp is vertical. The main feature of the stamp is the portrait of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, the great poet and Philosopher, which is printed in Black and Blue colours. In the upper Ultramarine Blue panel the caption “Iqbal Centenary 1977” is printed in Turquoise Blue and in the lower panel the date of birth “9 November, 1877” and the date of death “21 Apr 1938” is printed on the bottom right side. The word “Postage” and denomination figure ’20-Paisa’ are printed in Black on the bottom left corner in the lower panel. The word “Pakistan” in Urdu and English are printed in Turquoise blue in the vertical panels of Olive Green colour on both sides of the portrait.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colour : Black, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Olive Green

Size of Stamp : 32.50 x 44.50 m.m.

Size of Print : 29.50 x 41.50 m.m.

Perforation gauge : 13 x 13 (C)

Quantity printed : 5,00,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 50 (fifty)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd. Karachi

Name : Muhammad Iqbal

Born on Nov 9, 1877 at Sialkot, Punjab, British India

Died on Apr 21, 1938 at Lahore, Punjab, British India

About : 

  • Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal was born at Sialkot on 9th November, 1877. In his early age, he was greatly influenced by his father Sheikh Noor Mohammad who was a very pious man. He received his early education under the guidance of Shamsul Ullama Mir Hassan who was a great oriental scholar of his time. He passed his Middle and High School examination with distinction and was awarded scholarships in both the examinations. After clearing Intermediate examination he joined Government College, Lahore, where he was a student of Professor Arnold, a great literary figure of his time. He stood first in B.A. examination with distinction in Arabic and English and obtained a Gold Medal in M.A. Soon he was appointed as Professor of Philosophy in Oriental College, Lahore. After some time he went over to Government College, Lahore. He went to England in 1905 and joined Cambridge University as a student of Philosophy. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. by the Munich University (Germany) on his thesis entitled Mabaadul Tibyyat. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, London and was appointed as a Professor of Arabic at London University. He returned home in 1908 and again joined service in Government College, Lahore. After some time he resigned his job and started law practice. He was elected member Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1926 for 3 years. In 1930 Dr. Iqbal was elected President of the Muslim League session held at Allahabad. In 1931 and 1932 he attended the Round Table Conference which met in London to frame a Constitution for India and took an active part in its various Committees.
  • Iqbal developed kidney trouble in 1927, which was cured by Hakim Abdul Wahab and he kept good health till 1934. In 1934, he developed heart trouble accompanied by loss of voice. His illness took a serious turn on 25th March, 1938 and he breathed his last in the early hours of 21st April, 1938. Half an hour before his death, he recited the following verses :
  • The last word Iqbal uttered was Allah. He lived in God and died in God.

Pioneering Women of Israel 2014

Complete Set of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Pioneering Women : Sara LeviTanai and Esther Raab :

Israeli choreographer, Inbal Dance Theater, Israel Prize in danceHebrew author, first Sabra poet, Kugel Prize (Israel)Israeli first day cover, FDCIsraeli First Day Cover, fdcIssued by Israel

Issued on Jun 23, 2014

Description of the Stamps :
Sara Levi
Tanai stamp
The stamp features a sketched portrait based on a photograph courtesy of Shalom Seri of “Eele Betamar”.
The tab features an adapted photograph of the Rikud Hashoavot (Dance of the Women Drawing Water), from Be’ikvei Hazon (Shepherd Songs), choreography – Sara Levi-Tanai, 1955. Courtesy of the dance library at Beit Ariela and Lee Perlman, Executive Director of the AmericaIsrael Cultural Foundation.

Esther Raab stamp
The portrait featured on the stamp is based on a photograph courtesy of Ehud Ben Ezer.
The tab features an adapted photograph of Hovevei Zion Street in Petach Tikva, circa 1900. Courtesy of Dr. Dalia Levy Eliahu.

Type : Stamps with TabsMint condition

Security mark : Microtext

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 6 & 10 Shekel

Plates : 947 & 948

Stamps per Sheet : 15

Tabs per Sheet : 5

Method of Printing : Offset

Printer : Joh. Enschede, The Netherlands

Name : Sara Levi-Tanai

Born on 1910 at Jerusalem, Israel

Died on Oct 3, 2005 at Ramat Gan, Israel

Name : Esther Raab

Born on Apr 25, 1894 at Petah Tikva, Israel

Died on Sep 4, 1981 at Israel

About : 

  • Early signs of women’s aspirations for gender equality in Eretz Israel were apparent as far back as the First Aliyah, as some women chose to take part in public affairs or non-conventional professions. Although the pages of history have not granted them their proper place – they operated in a world of preconceptions and discrimination against women, their fight for self-realization and equal opportunity cleared a path and inspired others.
  • The State of Israel embraced equality as a core principle early on, and just three years after the establishment of the State the Knesset passed the Women’s Equal Right Law of 1951, guaranteeing equal treatment of women and men.
  • Women have yet to be fully included in society’s most influential bodies, but the efforts of these pioneering women set a quiet social revolution in motion, furthering gender equality and changing our society.
  • Sara LeviTanai
    (1910-2005)

    Choreographer, songwriter and poet Sara Levi-Tanai was born in Jerusalem to parents who were originally from Yemen. After her mother passed away when she was seven years old, she grew up in an orphanage in Sated and in the Meir Shfeya youth village. Levi-Tanai’s many talents, including writing and dramatizing were apparent from the time she was a child and she was awarded a JDC scholarship to Levinsky Seminar in Tel Aviv. There she was trained as a preschool teacher and subsequently worked in preschools in little Tel Aviv. Due to a shortage of proper educational material, she began writing poems and recitations for children. She also published stories in a number of newspapers, Davar, Davar Yeladim and Davar Hapo’elet.

    In 1940 she moved to Kibbutz Ramat Hakovesh, where she taught preschool during the day and was a cultural creator at night. She wrote revues for the holidays, set biblical passages to music, wrote holiday songs and created folk dances, the most well-known of which is El Ginat Ha’egoz (To the Nut Grove). She also published two children’s books at that time. Her desire to be more active in the arts brought Levi-Tanai back to Tel Aviv, where she founded the lnbal Dance Theater in 1949. She brought young girls and boys from Kerem Hatemanim, and through them connected to her Yemenite roots, which inspired her unique artistic works.

    Sara Levi-Tanai developed a new language of movement. Her choreography was inspired by the bible, Israeli landscapes and Yemenite and Sephardic folklore. Through its many overseas tours, lnbal served as an ambassador of Israeli culture.

    Sara Levi-Tanai was awarded the Israel Prize in dance in 1973 for her contributions in the field of performing arts, as well as various other awards, including the title of honored citizen of Tel Aviv.

    Michal Degani
    Daughter of Sara Levi-Tanai

  • Esther Raab
    1894-1981

    Esther Raab, Israel’s first native poet, was born in Petach Tikva, the first Hebrew moshava (agricultural colony). Her father, Judah Raab, was among the founders of Petach Tikva. Her poems began to be published in the early 1920’s and her first book, Kimshonim (Thistles) came out in 1930.

    The happiest years of her life were those spent growing up in the moshava, with its landscapes, animals and vegetation, and in time – her wealth, friends, home in Tel Aviv, which was a gathering place for writers and artists in the early 1930’s, and most of all – her poems, written over the course of more than 60 years, until just before her death at age 87.

    The low points in her life were marked by her disappointing loves and marriage, her years of silence, her childlessness and in her later years she lost her fortune and was haunted by nightmares.

    Author Yehoshua Kenaz wrote of her poetry: “Reading these poems is an Israeli experience, a Mediterranean experience, a first class artistic experience that poet Esther Raab was perhaps the first to express in such a bold and pure manner.

    Ehud Ben Ezer
    Esther Raab’s nephew and author of her biography Yamim shel La’anah uDvash (Days of Gall and Honey)

Vegetables of Israel 2015

Complete Set of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Amphibians in Israel :

Tomato, Onion, Lettuce, Purple Cabbage, CarrotIssued by Israel

Issued on Jun 16, 2015 

Type : SheetletMint condition

Security mark : Microtext

Colour : Multi colour

Plate : 991

Stamps per Sheet : 10

Tabs per Sheet : 10

Method of Printing : Offset

Printer : Cartor Security Printing, France

About : 

  • The world of nutrition has undergone a revolution in recent decades. Plants such as vegetables have been found to contain tens of thousands of active ingredients that offer far-reaching health benefits. These substances are called phyto-chemicals (phyto = plant in Greek). Some phytochemicals are pigments (colors). These pigments and phytochemicals are abundantly healthy.
  • The red color – contributes to fighting cancer and heart disease.
    The orange color – maintains proper function of the immune system and fights cancer.
    The green color – slows the ageing of the eye, maintains healthy vision and strengthens bones.
    The white color – helps maintain vascular and cardiac health and wards off bacteria and infection.
    The purple color – slows ageing processes such as that of the brain.
  • Tomato
    Tomatoes are rich in the red pigment lycopene. Lycopene is an effective antioxidant that contributes to reducing the risk for various types of cancer, such as prostate cancer. Lycopene and other components of the tomato also help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and are a source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, potassium and dietary fiber.
  • Onion
    Layer after layer, the onion offers aroma, flavor and powerful healthful properties. The sulfur compounds that are unique to the onion and members of its family help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancers such as stomach cancer and more. Onions are rich in quercetin – an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and also provide B vitamins and vitamin C.
  • Lettuce
    Green lettuce contains chlorophyll and is rich in the yellow-green pigment lutein. Lutein is an antioxidant that contributes to slowing the ageing of the eye and maintaining healthy vision. Lettuce provides an abundance of nutritional components which help to reduce the risk of disease and contribute to bone health: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate and other B vitamins, potassium, iron and dietary fiber.
  • Purple Cabbage
    Purple cabbage is rich in purple pigments known as anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that contribute to slowing ageing processes, such as that of the brain. They also fight atherosclerosis as well as cardiovascular disease. As part of the Brassicaceae family, this cabbage contains anti-cancer substances. Purple cabbage is rich in vitamin C and provides vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, iron, calcium and dietary fiber.
  • Carrot
    Carrots contain yellow-orange pigments from the carotene family, such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. These carotenes contribute to reducing the risk of cancer and also serve as a source of vitamin A. This vitamin is vital to vision, and in particular night vision, as well as to maintaining proper immune system function, healthy skin and normal growth. Carrots provide five different B vitamins as well as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and potassium and are rich in dietary fiber.
  • Merav MorOphir
    Clinical Dietitian, M.Sc.
    Scientific Advisor to the Plants Production & Marketing Board.

Save the Monuments of Nubia

A set of two commemorative postage stamps on the Abu Simbel temples, Nubia, southern Egypt (near Sudan border) :

Pakistan Stamp 1964, UNESCO, MisharPakistan Stamp 1964, UNESCO, MisharIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Mar 30, 1964

Issued for : Pakistan Post Office is issuing a set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps in response to the appeal of the UNESCO and thus joins the large community of nations who are interested in preserving for future generations the wonderous structures, the veritable open-air museum, of what once was Nubia.

Design :
13
paisa : Depicts the ‘Temple of Thot on the left and an inset of three standing figures on the right. The inset is relevant to the ‘Temple of Thot’ and represents Queen Nefertari (in the middle) and her maids performing some ritual
.

50paisa : Depicts a side view of the rock containing four colossal figures of Rameses II. This is generally known as the Temple of Abu Simbel. A partial view of the river Nile and its banks is also shown on the left.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 13 and 50 Paisa

Colour :
13 Paisa  Crimson / Turquoise Blue
50 Paisa  Grey Purple

Size of Stamp : 31 x 40 mm.

Size of Print : 28 x 37 mm.

Perforation Gauge : 13 x 13½ (C)

Quantity Printed :
13
paisa  13,14,000
50paisa  10,00,000

Number of Stamps in each sheet : 80

Process of Printing : Recess

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • NUBIA, 300 mile-long strip of land, runs along the River Nile in parts of Egypt (U.A.R.) and Sudan. This stretch of land is strewn with countless temples, tombs, and statues of varying sizes carved out of sandstones, hewn from the priceless quarries of Nubia. Temples are also built into the sides of cliffs of the Lybian and the Arabian mountains, bordering the Nile. These monuments of Nubia, ranking amongst the most magnificent on earth and more than 4,000 years old, indicate the rise and fall of various dynasties in the Land of Pharaohs. The temples include, among others, those of the Philae, Amada, Kalabsha and Abu Simbel.
  • Egypt, long known as the Gift of Nile, requires more and more water for irrigation purposes to feed its growing population and meet its expanding requirements. For irrigation in spring and summer, a dam was built on the Nile at Aswan between 1899 and 1902. This has, however, been found to be inadequate, and an immense volume of water is lost to the sea. To make gainful use of this water and to achieve better and higher-group yields, as also hydro-electric energy, work has already begun on the Great Aswan Dam. Within five years, the middle valley of the Nile will be turned into an artificial lake, some 300 miles in length. With the emergence of this lake, the monuments of Nubia would have been submerged and lost. At the instance of the Republics of the U.A.R. and of Sudan, the UNESCO has started operations for removing the monuments of Nubia to safer places.
  • With the compliments of the Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.

Bahadur Shah Zafar

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Bicentenary of Bahadur Shah II19th & last Mughal Emperor (1837-1857) :

India Stamp 1975, Bahadur Shah II, last Mughal emperor, poemIssued by India

Issued on Oct 24, 1975

Designed by : Shri R. K. Joshi

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Sepia black

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.56 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked Adhesive Stamp paper

Quantity printed : 2 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Abu Zafar nassurdin siddique Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar

Born on Oct 24, 1775 at Delhi, Mughal Empire

Died on Nov 7, 1862 at Rangoon, British Burma [now Myanmar]

Mohun Bagan

A commemorative postage stamp on the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club (A.C.) Centenary :

India Stamp 1989, Mohan Bagan A.C. Sporting Club, Indian Football, Bhupendra Nath BoseIssued by India

Issued on Sep 23, 1989

Issued for : The Club completed a hundred years of its meritorious existence, to commemorate which a postage stamp is being issued.

Description of Designs : The stamp is based on designs supplied by the Club, depicting its footballing tradition. The logo of the Club has been used on the First Day Cover. The pictorial cancellation showing a football in the centre, has been designed by Ms. Nenu Gupta.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un W/M Adh. Gr. Coated Stamp Paper

Number Printed : 15,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

About : 

  • Mohun Bagan Athletic Club was established in 1889. At that time Indian football was in its infancy. The Britishers were then considered as an indomitable footballing side. In 1911, a band of 11 bare-footed intrepid Bengalee footballers became the first Indian side to win the coveted Indian Football Association (IFA) shield under the captaincy of Sibdas Bhaduri defeating the might of the finest British combination, East Yorkshire Regiment. Though a triumph in a particular sporting event, it symbolised an Indian victory over the foreign rulers, thus making it a matter of rejoicing for every Indian. The club thereafter came to be recognised as a national institution. It heralded the advent of football in the East, and influenced the game in the whole of Asia. Since then the Club has had a glorious sporting tradition. It is an achievement for a sports body to carry on its activities for one hundred years retaining its prestigious traditions and status. Two of its players have been honoured by the award of Padma Shree for outstanding achievements in the field of football.
  • The Club also broke the tradition of having only British military teams to participate in the Durand Cup Football Tournament, in 1923 in Simla. Subsequently, the Club was also invited for the Rovers Cup Tournament.
  • The Club’s activities are not restricted to Football alone, but also cover Cricket, Tennis, Athletics, etc. in which fields also it has earned a good reputation of not having protested against the decisions of referees, in the true spirit of sports. The hockey team of the Club was initially captained by Jaipal Singh, under whose captaincy India also won the first Olympic Hockey Gold Medal at Amsterdam in 1928. Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, had also played for the club during his Calcutta visits. The Club is also proud of producing a number of Olympians in hockey.
  • Text : Courtesy Mohun Bagan Athletic Club.

Sri Ramana Maharshi 1998

A commemorative postage stamp on Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi :

India Stamp 1998, Venkataraman Iyer, Jibanmukta, Arunachala, red mountain, Arunagiri, Annamalai Hill, Arunachalam, Arunai, Sonagiri, SonachalamIssued by India

Issued on Apr 14, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Post is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp on Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Design : The stamp depicts the Maharshi against Arunachala, where he remained till he shed his mortal soil on 14th April 1950. The first day cover also depicts Arunachala, termed by the Maharshi, the spiritual centre of the world.

Credits :
Stamp
FDC & Cancellation : Smt. Bharati Mirchandani

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms. width

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Venkataraman Iyer

Born on Dec 30, 1879 at Tiruchuzhi, Madras Presidency, British India [now Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India]

Died on Apr 14, 1950 at Sri Ramana Ashram, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

About : 

  • From 1896 to 1950, for a span of over 50 years, the Maharshi spred his message for inward peace and realization. The only other parallel to this is Gautama Buddha who lived for about 50 years after Realization. The uniqueness of the Maharshi was also that he was accessible to all at all times and all who turned to him considered them-selves blessed.
  • His message is set out tersely, in the Tamil poems Upadesa Sara and Ulladu Narpadu and in the works of the saint poet Muruganar.
  • The shrine of Grace of the Maharshi is situated in Sri Ramanasramam. Again and again, he impressed on all that real Maharshi was not the body which people saw but the inner being, the real Self and that his presence and grace can be felt by all those who turn to him in an earnest search for truth.

T. T. Krishnamachari

A commemorative postage stamp on T T Krishnamachari (TTK) :

India Stamp 2002, TTK, Indian Finance Minister, NCAER, Prestige pressure cookerIssued by India

Issued on Dec 31, 2002

Type : Stamp, Mint condition

Colour : Four Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Overall size : 2.88 x 3.34 cms.

Printing size : 2.88 x 3.34 cms.

Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5 mm

Paper : Matt Chromo

Stamps Printed : 0.4 million

Number per issue sheet : 48

Printing Process : Photo Offset

Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.

Name : Tiruvellore Thattai Krishnamachari

Born on 1899 at Chennai, India

Died on 1974

K. Subrahmanyam

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam :

India Stamp 2004, South Indian CinemaIssued by India

Issued on Sep 10, 2004

Issued for : The Department of Posts honours the memory of Shri K. Subrahmanyam through issue of this commemorative postage stamp.

Credits :
Stamp
& FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Print Quantity : 0.6 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam

Born on Apr 20, 1904 at Papanasam, Madras Presidency, British India

Died on Apr 7, 1971 at Madras, India

About : 

  • South Indian Cinema, known for its vibrancy and passion owes a considerable debt to Shri K. Subrahmanyam. A pioneer film maker at a time when the South Indian Cinema was at its infancy, Shri Subrahmanyam also instilled the nationalist spirit and a commitment to social issues in his films.
  • Shri K. Subrahmanyam was born on April 20, 1904, the eldest son of a well-known lawyer and educationist C. S. Krishnaswami Iyer and Venkalakshmi of Papanasam village in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. At the age of 16 he got married to Meenakshi of Nagapattinam. After graduating from Kumbakonam College he studied Law at the Madras Law College and became a lawyer. But soon the creative urge in him drew him into the film industry and he joined the well-known film director Raja Sandow as Assistant Director. Later, Shri K. Subrahmanyam blossomed as a pioneer film Producer-Director.
  • Apart from silent films, he made several mythological and social movies in Tamil and also a few in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. He was the first South Indian filmmaker to produce a film in Hindi, namely Premsagar, and was the first Indian to direct a Singhalese film. His Madras United Artistes Corporation (MUAC), Kalaivani Films and later Morak Pvt. Ltd. were fore-runners in producing thought-provoking films. He had a firm conviction that the film medium cannot function purely as a commercial entity without social values and responsibility. He proved this by his films till 1957 after which he decided to retire from film production.
  • Even after he retired from film production, his interest as a pioneer in documentary films was not lessened. He continued to supervise short films produced by his Morak Pvt. Ltd. till the end. He was Honorary Adviser for the newly constituted Development of Visual Education of the then Govt. of Travancore.
  • Shri Subrahmanyam played a vital role in the formation of Film Finance Corporation, Children’s Film Society, NFDC, the Film Institutes at Pune & Chennai, the National Film Archives in Pune, the Film Federation of India and the Central and State Sangeet Natak Academies. He encouraged talent and nurtured newcomers to the world of cinema. Many of his protégés later emerged as well-known film personalities in their own right.
  • Shri Subrahmanyam had also a strong social commitment in life. He devoted himself in organisational work whether it was the mammoth Mahamagam Exhibition at Kumbakonam (1932) or the Indian National Army (INA) Relief Exhibition at Chennai (1946). He was the brain behind Govt. of India’s schemes such as Inter-state Cultural Exchange, and Railway concessions for artistes to promote national integration.
  • He was not only the Founder Member and later President of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, but also founder of several other important organisations including South Indian Artistes Association (Thennindia Nadigar Sangam). IndoSoviet Cultural Association, Nataka Kazhagam, Nadaswara Vidwan’s Association and Nrithyodaya, a School to provide free training in dance and music to deserving poor students. He was the first Vice-Chairman of the State Sangeet Natak Academy (now Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram) and Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Film Institute.
  • Shri Subrahmanyam was the only Indian film director to be honoured by both Moscow Film Studio, USSR and the Hollywood Screen Directors’ Guild, USA. He was also the recipient of the Golden Key to the Warner Brothers Company in USA.
  • He was nominated by UNESCO as the Honorary Adviser to its International Films and Television Council for India and Far East. The Government of Tamil Nadu nominated him as Honorary State Liaison Officer for UNESCO in Tamil Nadu.
  • Shri K. Subrahmanyam died in 1971 but his legacy lives on.
  • Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.

India on Energy Conservation

A commemorative postage stamp on Energy Conservation :

India Stamp 2004Issued by India

Issued on Dec 14, 2004

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Energy Conservation.

Credits :
Stamp
& FDC : Kamleshwar Singh
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Print Quantity : 0.8 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • The current millennium is witnessing a rapid depletion of primary resources of energy which are largely based on fossil fuels. The management and use of conventional sources of energy has become as important as the quest for alternate sources. Conservation of energy is the cheapest method of augmenting the scarce energy resources of the country. Energy Conservation and efficiency, envisages the various ways of sensitising all citizens of its need, in addition to specific programmes in targeted areas.
  • Energy Conservation has received attention in India since the mid 70’s. The impact of Energy Conservation efforts are felt at a very low pace as the commercial energy consumption per capita is low in the country and efficient end use devices are costly. The growing energy demand, mainly in the industrial and the service sectors has created a renewed awareness about the need for conserving energy.
  • There is a huge potential of conserving energy. Conservative estimates indicate an energy saving potential at the consumption end equivalent to 25000 MW of fresh capacity, or about Rs. 1,00,000 crores of fresh investment.
  • The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 provides the necessary legal and institutional arrangement for a focused Energy Conservation campaign throughout the country. The Act identifies stakeholders as target groups for promoting energy efficiency, such as Energy generating companies, T&D companies, Manufacturers, Consumers and R&D Laboratory/Establishment.
  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has been set up as a nodal agency to implement the policies of the Government on Energy Efficiency. It has accordingly drawn up an action plan through various programmes keeping the target groups in mind. These are, Indian Industry Programmes for Energy Conservation, Standard & Labelling programme, Demand Side Management, Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Establishments, Energy Conservation Building Code, Professional Certification and Accreditation, Manuals and codes and Energy Conservation Awareness Campaign.
  • The Ministry of Power has been observing 14th December as the Energy Conservation Day since 1990 to promote the cause of Energy Efficiency and the need to conserve the finite resources of energy in the country.
  • To promote public awareness and to encourage the achievers, National Energy Conservation Awards are presented every year as recognition of the need for Energy Conservation as much as to acknowledge the implementation of programmes to demonstrate the commitment. These awards given on Energy Conservation Day are amongst the various measures taken by the Government to enthuse the public to promote Energy Efficiency throughout the country.
  • Text : Based on material received from proponent.