India on Children’s Day 1991

A commemorative postage stamp on National Childrens Day 1991 :

1312 National Children's Day [India Stamp 1991]Issued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 1991

Issued for : All kinds of media channels have been engaged to create an awareness of child survival and development. The release of this postage stamp, it is hoped, will further highten this awareness amongst the masses and remind them about the need for care of the child.

Description of Designs : The special postage stamp depicts children, happy and attired in colourful costumes. The design of the stamp is based on the painting of an eight year old child, Arpi Snehalbhai Shah. The first day cover depicts the painting of another child, Hardik Hemantkumar Mehta. The Cancellation has been designed by Ms. Alka Sharma.

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 adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper

Number Printed : 10,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

About : 

  • Three major events that took place at the national, regional and international levels set the agenda for children in the 1990s. These are the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’, the ‘World Conference on Education for All’ and the ‘World Summit for Children’. 
  • The World Summit Declaration and Plan of Action for the Survival, Protection and Development of Children in the 1990s seeks to achieve a certain set of goals through the effective implementation/expansion of existing programmes in the areas of child health, nutrition and education and development of women. Based on this, a Plan of Action in consultation with various Ministries/Departments is being formulated, in keeping with our belief that children represent our greatest hope of the future. 
  • Text : Courtesy Department of Women & Child Development.

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