India on Children’s Day 1977

Complete Set of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Childrens Day 1977 :

741 Cats [Children's Day 1977]742 Friends [Children's Day 1977]

Issued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 1977

Issued for : On the occasion of Children’s Day, 1977, the Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a set of two postage stamps depicting children’s paintings.

Picture : The stamp in 25 paisa has for its motif a painting titled “CATS” done by 5 year-old Nikur Dilipbhai Mody while 100 P. stamp reproduces a painting titled “FRIENDS” done by 7 year-old Bhavsar Ashish Ramanlal both of Ahmedabad. These paintings have been reproduced by courtesy of Shankar‘s International Children’s Competition (1976).

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Denomination : 25 & 100 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : unwatermarked paper

Stamps Printed : 25p  30,00,000 and 100p  20,00,000 each in sheets of 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens. It is the sacred responsibility of the government of every country to take special care of its children, to look after their welfare and to ensure their proper growth under healthy, happy conditions. So with India. And Children’s Day on November 14 every year, which happily coincides with the birth anniversary of that great lover of children, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, is to remind the State, the parent and the teachers of their duty by the nation’s children.

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