Complete Set of 2 nos of special postage stamps on the National Children’s Day 2015 :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 2015
Designs : The Department of Posts organized a nationwide stamp design Competition on the theme “A Day in the Rains” to design the stamps to be released on the occasion of Children’s Day this year. A set of two stamps and a Miniature sheet were designed for release on this occasion. 38,200 entries were received from all over the country, by the scheduled date for sending in of these entries. The designs on the stamps and Miniature sheet are based on the Prize-winning entries submitted by Yamini K, Kimaya Gupta & Rohit Gupta. The design on the First Day Cover is based on the painting submitted by V. Hemachandran and the painting submitted by Binita Biswajeeta is used as the design on the Brochure brought out on the occasion.
Stamp/Miniature Sheet/FDC : Sankha Samanta, based on the paintings by participants.
Cancellation Cachet : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamps, Mint Condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 2500 & 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.6 Million each
Miniature Sheet : 0.2 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- Children’s Day also known as Bal Diwas, is celebrated every year in India on 14th of November and is a day to engage in fun and frolic. But it is not just that. This day is celebrated to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of children and to remind us all to renew our commitment towards the welfare of the children.
- India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 14. Apart from being known for his skills as a statesman, Nehru was also immensely fond of children. He believed that children were the future of a Nation and they needed utmost care. Fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru by children, he emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India.
- Children constitute principle assets of a country. Children’s Development is as important as the development of material resources and the best way to develop national human resources is to take care of children. India has the largest child population in the world and the development and welfare of children is of prime importance to the country. Continuous efforts are on to ensure that the highest priority to the basic needs and rights of all children is accorded. A lot needs to be done for the health, nutrition and education of children, particularly for the girl child.
- The occasion is celebrated throughout India with immense fun, fervour and enthusiasm. Students are encouraged to participate in various activities, such as singing, dancing, story-telling, elocutions, painting, art and crafts, cultural events, sports events for children, and so on. It gives all the children of India the occasion to enjoy the freedom of childhood. Many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) also organize programs for the poor and deprived children. These days, a number of special programs are aired on the television and radio for kids. It is a Day to take some time out and focus our attention on Children who are the future of this nation.
- Text : Based on the material available on the internet.