India on Children’s Day 1997

A special postage stamp on National Childrens Day 1997 :

1584-nehru-with-a-child-india-stamp-1997Issued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 1997

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to be associated with the observance of his special day by issuing a special postage stamp on this day every year. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s independence, the Department of Posts is also proud to pay homage to Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and his contribution to the building of modern India.

Design : The stamp this year depicts Nehru and child focussing on his image as ‘Chacha Nehru’ and underlining his love and deep commitment to the well-being of children.

The First Day Cover depicts a painting by Shaly Bhattacharya selected from a painting competition conducted among anganwadi children and supplied by the Department of Women and Child Development.

Credits :
Stamp :
Press Information Bureau
FDC : Department of Women and Child Development

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

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 : 0.7 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

About : 

  • In order to implement the world summit goals, a national plan of action has been prepared by the Department of Women and Child Development, to address health and formal welfare related activities, removal of gender discrimination and special protection for economically, socially and physically disadvantaged groups. In the 50 years since India achieved independence, much has been done to redeem the pledge made to the future generations of India.
  • The observance of Children’s Day helps us to renew our commitment to our social and moral responsibilities towards the need and right of the children.
  • Text : India’s Struggle for Independence; Discovery of India.

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