A set of four commemorative postage stamps on the 9th Asian Games, New Delhi :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 19, 1982
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 50, 200, 285 & 325 Paise
- Whatever is most noble, heroic and admirable in man is brought to perfection in sports. Sports contribute to the blossoming of the spirit of human endeavour which constantly seeks higher and higher levels of achievement. The ancient Greeks who instituted the Olympics realised the potentialities of organised sports apart from the virtues of individual callisthenics. The Olympics year was also a year of peace and goodwill during which the warring Greek city states declared a general truce.
- The Asiad is a symbol of Asian unity. It will lead to the growth of fraternity and friendship among peoples and nations while strengthening and cementing old ones. The Asiad was instituted despite numerous obstacles and after many earlier attempts to organise such games in Asia had failed. Born under the patronage of Jawaharlal Nehru, the apostle of peace and brotherhood, the Asian Games have since led to the renaissance of sports in this continent.