A commemorative postage stamp on the National Children‘s Day 2012 :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 2012
Design : Department of Posts issues a special stamp every year to mark this important day in the national calendar. The design of the stamp is selected from the designs made by the children themselves in a Stamp Design Competition organized by the Department every year across the country. The theme of the competition in 2012 was ‘Post Office 2050’. Children have used their imagination and creativity to depict their vision of the Post Office of the year 2050. The designs are inspirational and suggest ideas from having a post office manned by a robot to delivering letters to the moon. This year’s stamp is based on a painting made by ‘Jai Surya P.’ The First Day Cover and Information Brochure is based on the paintings made by ‘U. Bhavya‘ and ‘Bhavya Mithra T. S.‘ respectively.
Stamp / FDC / Brochure / Cancellation : Nenu Gupta
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Number Printed : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year to remember India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who had a profound love for children. The children also reciprocated his affection in equal measure and fondly called him Chacha Nehru. Pt. Nehru believed that the children are the future citizens of the country and it is important to indicate the right values, understanding and appreciation of our culture, heritage and love for the country in them.
- As rightly said in the report of the Secretary General, United Nations in World Summit of Children (2001), “We were all children once and we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind“.
- Let us reaffirm our commitment to our children to make this world a better place for them.
- Text : Rashi Sharma.