Complete set of 2 nos postage stamps on the 9th Asian Games, New Delhi (7th Issue) :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 25, 1982
Description of Designs : The stamps depicting Yachting and Rowing have been designed by C. R. Pakrashi. The first day cover has been designed by Ved Nayar and the cancellation by Charanjit Lal.
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 200 & 285 Paise
Printed at : India Security Press
- Having returned to the city of its birth, Asiad has also reached out to enliven the Pink City of Jaipur and the bustling metropolis of Bombay.
- Rowing, which was one of the four new events added to the IX Asiad, is being hosted at Ramgarh lake about 30 km from the historic Pink City. The Rowing Regatta comprises of Coxed Fours, Coxed Pairs, Coxswainless Pairs and Single Sculls. The tranquil waters of the lake have been the scene of excitement ever since the commencement of the event on 21st November. The concluding competitions today promise a thrilling finale.
- As the rowing boats are racing to the finish line at Ramgarh, an array of multi-coloured sporting yachts are afloat off the shores of Bombay. Their splendorous sails billowing in cool November winds, the yachts are gracefully gliding over the gentle waves towards the finish line near the harbour. Yachting event of the IX Asiad commenced on 20th November in Bombay, India’s premier gateway to the west. The competitions are in the international classes of Fire Ball, Enterprise, OK Dinghy and Wind Glider (Surf Board). A series of seven races are being held from 21st to 27th November, one race a day. Good Winds and Fair sailing to them.
- (Text by Justus Paul).