A Miniature Sheet consisting of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamps on Children‘s Day 2011 :
Issued on Nov 14, 2011
Issued for : Department of Posts is proud to release a set of postage stamps designed by children.
Design : This year we are presenting the collection of prize winning entries, at the national level on a set of two stamps, Minisheet, First Day Cover. The paintings by ad seriatim are by: 1. Shreeraksha, V Class, Karnataka, 2. A. Priya Dharsini, V Class, Tamil Nadu, 3. Riya Dutta, IV Class, H.P., 4. Ashik Purushotham, Vlll Class, Kerala, 5. Jayashree Sahu, Vlll Class, Orissa, 6. Rangoli Pandey, VII Class, U.P., 7. Shubham Sahu, X Class C.G, 8. Nishi Bordia, IX Class, M.P., 9. Jai Surya P, IX Class, Kerala. Each painting is a message in itself with the plea to all of us that saving the tiger will save our eco system for the generations to come.
Stamp, FDC, Miniature Sheet & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 500 & 2000 Paise
Miniature Sheet Size : 10.00 X 10.00 cms.
Numbers Printed : 0.3 Million Stamps Each and 0.1 Million Miniature Sheets
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : I.S.P. Nashik
- Each year the Department of Posts brings out special postage stamp on Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 14th November.
- India Post, to create awareness on the tigers which are one of the most endangered species in the world and also on the verge of extinction, conducted ‘Design a Stamp’ contest with the theme to save “The Tiger” on 12.12.2010 as one of the special events of INDIPEX 2011.
- Children through their paintings had highlighted the critical areas that have caused the drastic decline of tiger population in India in a creative way.