Girl Guide Movement of India

A commemorative postage stamp on Girl Guide Movement :

Issued by IndiaGirl Guide Movement

Issued on Dec 27, 1970

Design : The design of the stamp is vertical and depicts a Girl Guide salute against the back-ground of girl guide. On the right hand side the insignia of the World Association of Girl Guides is shown at the top and the emblem of the Bharat Scouts and Guides appears below.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Plum 

Denomination : 20 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • The aim of guiding is “Character development towards happy citizenship, through natural rather than artificial means”. The Girl Guide Movement was founded by Lord Baden Powell in 1910. It was introduced in India at Jabalpur where a company was formed in 1911. During the next few years, several other companies sprang up, but these companies were restricted to AngloIndian girls and were controlled by the headquarters of the Movement in England. By 1915, the movement had spread to Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, etc., and more than 15 companies had been formed, still controlled from London. In the meantime, several independent companies had been formed for Indian girls. The first was 2nd Poona (Bombay State) started in 1916. It was in October, 1916, that the then Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides in India was authorised to adapt the scheme to Indian conditions and to admit Indian girls. The All India Girl Guides Association was then formed with a constitution of its own and it became full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1929. This association was amalgamated with the Bharat Scouts and Guides in 1951. The Bharat Scouts and Guides is a unified national organisation – both for boys and girls – and the Guide section is affiliated to the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts and the Scout Section to the Boy Scouts World Bureau. The akin purpose of the Gide Movement is to teach girls how to acquire confidence.

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