India on Children’s Day 2006

A Miniature Sheet consisting of 2 nos. of postage stamp on the National Childrens Day 2006 :

2226 Children's Day [India Souvenior Sheet of 2 stamps 2006]Issued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 2006

Issued for : The department of Posts brings out stamp on Children’s Day every year, which is designed by a child. To select the stamp design, the department organizes an All India Stamp Design Competition. The theme for this Competition was ‘My favourite mythological hero’ or ‘My favourite fairy tale’. Looking into these paintings, it is sure that the future lies in the hands of a very positive and talented generation, that sees hope in the culture, tradition and faith in our daily lives.

Designed by : This year’s stamps are based on painting made by Master Keval Thakkar, a student of Amarjyoti Saraswati Vidyalaya Kalvibid, Bhavnagar, Gujarat and Master Shivanna T. Madvi, a student of Dada Vaidya High School, Curti, Ponda, Goa, Maharashtra who won the first prizes in the Group I and II respectively in the competition. Miniature sheet is based on a painting made by Anu Vijayan of Kerala who won the first prize in the Group III in the Competition.

Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise each

Stamps Printed : 0.4 million each in sheets of 21 sets

Printing Process : Wetoffset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

About : 

  • The Universal Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November every year, is an occasion to renew our commitment to the cause of children and re-dedicate ourselves to fulfilling their basic needs and rights. The day also coincides with the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru’ by children.

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