India on Children’s Day 1973

A commemorative postage stamp on the Childrens Day 1973 :

592 Children's Day 1973Issued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 1973

Issued for : The P & T Department has much pleasure in dedicating this stamp to the children all over the world.

Description of Design : The design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts a prize winning painting by a six-year old Bela Ramniklal Raval in a competition for children sponsored by Shankar’s Weekly.

Type : StampMint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 20 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : unwatermarked H2 P.G. coated paper

Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • This year Children’s Day stamp is a reproduction of a painting entitled “Children Playing” by a six-year old Bela Ramniklal Raval of Palanpur, Gujarat. It is a prize-winning entry from the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 1972.
  • Started in 1949 this annual competition aims at finding latent talents in children by encouraging their creative efforts and thus giving an impetus to Child Art. The competition is a popular event, attracting children from more and more countries every year. During the 24th competition held in 1972, children from about 100 countries sent in over 150,000 entries both paintings and written work.

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