A Miniature Sheet consisting of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on National Children‘s Day 2010 :
Issued on Nov 14, 2010
Issued for : This year the Children’s Day special postage stamps celebrate a return to innocence, the tenderness of nostalgia and also pays tribute to a heart full of compassion for those who have less than others….. Let us share this awareness and extend it to all children.
Design : The set of four stamps show wooden and mud toys such as the ones from Chennapatna, the dolls, tops of different hues and kites that colour their sky. The miniature sheet also pictures the little drag–cart which rattles happily with a stick on its stretched drum, dragged by a child. The brochure is a riot of pin-wheels. And the First Day Cover could well be an illustration for the song which says : “Take away my wealth and my fame, snatch away my youth, but give me back the monsoons of my childhood; the paper boat and the raindrops……….“
Stamp & FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 500 Paise each
Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
- The Department of Posts marks the 14th of November each year with the issue of special postage stamps on Children’s Day. The day honours the memory of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, whose birth anniversary it is and who never failed to express his love for children.
- This year we revive nostalgic memories of a childhood which included games and toys some of which have passed into the twilight of a world which existed prior to the explosion of electronic technology. While we celebrate progress in all its myriad colours, uses and advantages, we also touch on the lives of hundreds of children who have no access to these benefits.
- For the child who plays on a dusty village road, who turns cartwheels on the busy footpaths of cities, who sleeps in the midst of slums and construction sites, who learns to laugh at an old tyre rolled along with a piece of wire or the remains of balloon which provides hours of fun, these little toys still matter.
- Text : Department of Posts.