A Miniature Sheet consisting of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamps on India–Slovenia : Joint Issue :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 28, 2014
Issued for : India Post is happy to release a set of two Postage Stamps on India-Slovenia : Joint Issue in association with Slovenia Post.
Design : India Post organized a ‘Design a Stamp Contest‘ where the theme was ‘A Day with my Grandparents’. Thousands of children from different parts of the country participated. The first, second and third prize-winning entries were selected for designing the Postage Stamp, the First Day Cover and the Information Brochure, respectively. The design on the Postage Stamp is based on the painting by Master Roshan V Anvekar, the First Day Cover design is based on the painting by Miss Anamika Ann Maria, and, the Information Brochure portrays a design based on the painting by Master Theerdha Gopakumar K.
On the same lines, a painting competition was organized for the children of Slovenia during the Shankar‘s International Children Competition. The winner of the competition was Miss Sara Zivkovic. The stamp design of Slovenia Post is based on her painting.
Stamp/FDC : Kamleshwar Singh
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 2500 & 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.6 Million each
Miniature Sheet : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- India Post and Slovenia Post have come together to issue a set of stamps, based on the prize – winning entries of Painting Competitions for children, organized by the two countries separately.
- India and Slovenia relations have come a long way since Slovenia, a part of erstwhile Yugoslavia, attained Independence in 1991. India recognized Slovenia on 11th May, 1992. Slovenia sought India’s support for its membership to the United Nations and was admitted to the UN on 23rd May, 1992. It also sought India’s support for guest membership of the Non–Aligned Movement.
- India and Slovenia relations extend to a wide range of areas including trade and commerce, science and technology, education, etc. Both the countries have signed various agreements to extend their cooperation in identified fields. Bilateral trade between India and Slovenia has been growing steadily over the years. Further, a Programme of cooperation in the Field of Culture, Arts, Education, Science, Sports and Mass Media for the period 201 0-2014 was signed between the two countries in 2013.