A commemorative postage stamp on the International Human Rights Year :
Issued on Jan 1, 1968
Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department has pleasure in heralding the International Human Rights Year by issuing a special postage stamp.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked paper
Colour : Olive Green
Denomination : 15 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Number Printed : 20,00,000
Number per issue Sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The year 1968 had been named by the U.N. General Assembly as the ‘International Year for Human Rights‘, as it marks the twentieth anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, unanimously approved by the General Assembly on 10th December, 1948, was the first major step towards implementing the previous of the charter. The Declaration, in the words of the Secretary General, U Thant, ranks second only to the Charter of the United Nations, “as an index of the highest aspirations of the world“.
- In 1965 and 1966, the General Assembly called for intensified effort by member states in the field of human rights during 1968. The recommended theme was the “greater recognition and full enjoyment of the fundamental freedoms of the individual and of human rights everywhere”. The aim is to focus attention on universal respect for and observance of fundamental human rights for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.
- The Government of India had decided to join in celebrating 1968 as the International Year for Human Rights. A national Committee had been constituted to co-ordinate the celebrations all over India. The text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was widely publicised through all available means and all universities and educational institutions all over India will participate in the celebrations through talks, lectures, debates, seminars, essay competitions, etc.