A set of two commemorative postage stamps on the 7th Non–aligned Summit Conference, New Delhi :
Issued by India
Issued on Mar 7, 1983
Issued for : Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a set of two commemorative stamps on this occasion.
Description of Designs : The 100p stamp depicts the logo of the Seventh Non-Aligned Summit. The other stamp (denomination 200p) portrays Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. The first day cover shows the illuminated Govt. of India Secretariat at night. The stamps and first day cover were designed by Narendra Srivastava. Cancellation was designed by Charanjit Lal.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 100 & 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number printed : 20,00,000 each
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing process : Photogravure
Printed at : India Security Press
- The Seventh Non–Aligned Summit is being held in New Delhi from 7th to 11th March, 1983. The earlier Summits were held in Belgrade (1961), Cairo (1964), Lusaka (1970), Algiers (1973), Colombo (1976) and Havana (1979). Over the years the Non-Aligned member countries have grown from twenty five in Belgrade to about a hundred.
- The post-Second World War period saw the emergence of new nations, throwing off the shackles of colonialism; but it also saw the beginning of cold war confrontation and rivalry between the great Powers. The new nations had acquired political freedom after years of bitter struggle against their colonial masters and were engaged in the task of economic reconstruction and development. Their yearning for a peaceful environment, which would enable them to pursue their economic and social development without hindrance, was frustrated by the creation of military alliances and the intensification of the arms race.
- Over the years, the Movement has increasingly come to represent the demands of the developing world. It has repeatedly emphasised the need for peace, disarmament and development and stressed the concept of global interdependence in the search for a new and more just world order.
- (Text by courtesy : Ministry of External Affairs.)