A commemorative postage stamp on the National Integration :
Issued by India
Issued on Aug 19, 1993
Issued for : The special and commemorative postage stamps issued by the Department of Posts have depicted over the years the myriad aspects of our national heritage and culture. The stamp issued today emphasizes the need for evolving a harmonious concept through integration of the diverse elements in our national fabric.
Design : The stamp design, in the colours of the national standard, shows a matrix which conceptualises the strength born out of a weaving of different strands. The First Day Cover depicts the National Integration logo which shows stylised human elements superimposed on petals of a flower. The repetitive motif creates a sense of rhythm expressing the essence of the idea of unity.
Design Credits :
Stamp : Shri C. R. Pakrashi
FDC : National Integration Logo provided by the courtesy of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma, Department of Posts.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Two Colours
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un W/M adhesive gravure coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms.
Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
- Integration to strengthen the national fabric is essential to fulfil the promises that India holds not only for its own citizens, but for the world as well. We have a glorious heritage that became richer over the centuries by assimilating the best of different cultures. As Jawaharlal Nehru put it, “Ever since the distant past it has been India’s proud privilege to live in harmony with each other. Long ago the Buddha taught us this lesson. From the days of Ashoka, 2300 years ago, this aspect of our thought has been repeatedly declared and practised. In our own day Mahatma Gandhi laid great stress on it. We have, therefore a precious heritage to keep up“.
- A time has come when India has to revive her centuries old culture of harmonizing the parts into a perfect symphony of national development and be a guiding moral force for the world at large.