A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 1989
Description of design : The design for the stamp is an unusual rhombus shape. The design is based on a famous photograph of the young Jawaharlal Nehru dressed in the distinctive khadi of the National freedom struggle. This photograph portrays the magnetic appeal of his personality, the intensity of his vision and the purity of his innerself. The design is by Sithesh Debnath. First Day Cover is designed by M. F. Husain.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 4.1 cms.
Printing size : 3.71 x 3.76 cms.
Perforation : 14 x 14½
Paper : Imported un W/M Adh. Gr. Coated stamp paper
Number Printed : 10,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 25
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Jawaharlal Nehru
Born on Nov 14, 1889 at Allahabad, North–Western Provinces, British India [now in Uttar Pradesh, India]
Died on May 27, 1964 at New Delhi, India
- November 14th, 1989 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru – India‘s first Prime Minister and the founder of almost all aspects of its modern growth.
- Jawaharlal Nehru was a multi-faceted personality. Loved by the people of India as a patriot and tireless fighter for freedom, he symbolised the newly emerging forces which have served to transform our age. Nehru was the foremost disciple of Mahatma Gandhi and translated the Mahatma’s philosophy into a concrete plan of action for the Independence of India. When this was achieved in 1947, Nehru served the nation for 17 years as its first Prime Minister. This was the period when firm foundations were laid for the creation of Modern India. Nehru played a leading role in the reconstruction of the international scene in the post World War II period and was a tireless champion of progressive forces and peoples’ liberation movements through out the world. He gave to international politics the philosophy of non-alignment and international co-operation based on panch sheel. Though modern and scientific in his outlook, he was a literary writer of great genius with an abiding understanding of the historical process. Jawaharlal Nehru was truly a remarkable role model for our current generation.
- Born to luxury he yet learnt the virtues of asceticism during his numerous imprisonments in the cause of the freedom struggle. Though he was educated abroad, he yet identified himself completely with the poor and down-trodden in his country. A philosopher and idealist, he still embodied his vision for India in pragmatic terms and dreams translated into a practical charter of economic action. A humanist and democrat, Jawaharlal Nehru believed in the innate dignity and brotherhood of all mankind.
- Text : Courtesy Implementation Committee of Nehru Centenary.