A commemorative postage stamp on the 1st Asian Regional Red Cross Conference :
Issued on Mar 9, 1977
Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a postage stamp to mark this important occasion.
Description of Design : The design of the stamp is symbolic based on the emblem of the First Asian Regional Red Cross Conference.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number printed : 20,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The Indian Red Cross was hosting, in cooperation with the League of Red Cross Societies, the First Asian Regional Red Cross Conference at New Delhi from March 9 to 16, 1977. On this occasion all the National Red Cross Societies in Asia were getting together to have a closer look at their plans and programmes towards meeting the ever-increasing needs of the region. The Conference was a distinct landmark in the history of Red Cross Movement in the region. For India and the Indian Red Cross the event is a historic one.
- In view of the importance of the Conference, National Red Cross Societies of other continents which are involved in the humanitarian programmes of the Red Cross, as well as International Humanitarian Organisations, including some of the specialised agencies of the United Nations, was also been represented. In all about 200 delegates and observers were expected to take part.
- The Conference consisted of two Seminars – one on ‘Pre–Disaster Preparedness’ and the other on ‘Development’. The former was discussed, among other things, progress made towards establishing Red Cross Programmes which were in readiness to face disasters and explore the possibilities of increasing regional cooperation in this field. The Seminar on ‘Development’ was reviewed the existing Red Cross community services and identify priority areas of need with special focus on rural areas. It was also considered as to how the structure and organisation of Red Cross in the region can be strengthened further.
- The recommendations of the two Seminars was studied by the Conference in plenary sessions with a view to formulate practical steps towards the achievement of these goals.