A commemorative postage stamp on the Silver Jubilee of NCC (National Cadet Corps) :
Issued on Nov 25, 1973
Issued for : The P & T Department have much pleasure in bringing out this stamp commemorating the Silver Jubilee of the NCC and dedicate it to the youth of the country.
Description of Design : The design of the stamp is vertical and depicts the emblem of the NCC.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multi–colour
Denomination : 20 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : unwatermarked H–2 P.G. coated paper
Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The NCC was formed in 1948 by an Act of the Parliament with a view to inculcate the qualities of initiative, self–confidence and a sense of responsibility, which are the essential ingredients of leadership among the youth of the country. The aim of NCC training is not only to produce material for the armed forces but also to provide leaders for other fields of our national activities and to inculcate defence consciousness in our youth.
- The NCC is the best organised and premier youth organisation in the country with 13 Lakhs students [during the issuance of this stamp] on its roll and it helps in national integration by providing an opportunity to students of all States in getting together on All India Camps. It provides mountaineering, skiing, flying, gliding, paratrooping and boat pulling training to the cadets in addition to elementary military training.