A commemorative postage stamp on the Heart Care Festival :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 9, 1993
Issued for : Stress has to be managed by the individual himself more than his physician. The effect of stress on the cardio-vascular system is hardly discerned by the individual. The commemorative stamp being issued to mark the Heart Care Festival shows the 3 phases – depression, stress and despondency – the 3 “negatives” which should be avoided for prevention of a heart attack! A depiction of the heart as a flower protected by 2 leaves, which is also the LOGO of the Heart Care Foundation of India.
The FDC design is a graphic depiction of the health triad of right food, right behaviour and positive thinking. The natural triangle thus formed is silhouetted by a man and woman bearing the ancient serpent-symbol of healing. Taken together stamp, First Day Cover and cancellation convey the crucial link between avoidance of stress and cardio vascular well being.
Stamp & Cancellation : Shri Shanka Samantha
FDC : Heart Care Foundation of India
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 650 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un W/M adhesive gravure coated stamp paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
- This festival is as much for the patients as it is for the specialists. ‘The Perfect Health Mela’ aims to bring home its message through fun and recreation, skits, plays, folk dances.