Pakistan on Girl Guides Movement

A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Year of Girl Guides Movement :

Pakistan Stamp 1985Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Jan 5, 1985

Issued for : To commemorate the 75th year of Girl Guides movement, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a stamp of 60 Paisa value on January 5, 1985.

Designer : Adil Salahuddin

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 60Paisa

Colours : Yellowblue, red & black

Size of stamp : 38.34 x 28.50 mm

Size of print : 35 x 25 mm

Perforation : 13 x 13½ C

Quantity : 500,000

Number of stamps in a sheet : 36 (thirty six)

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

About : 

  • The Girl Guides Movement was founded in 1910 by Lord Baden Powell in response to the requests of girls who were interested in the Boy Scouts Movement established by him in 1908. It quickly flourished in England and was soon started in a number of other countries.
  • The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts was founded in 1928. The aims and activities are substantially the same in all countries in which the movement is organized. This world-wide organization is dedicated to training the girls in citizenship, good conduct and out-door activities. The girls promise to follow a code of behaviour, undertake community service works and try to develop their skills by earning Proficiency badges in a wide variety of activities.
  • The Girl Guides Movement was established in British India in 1911. In a short span of time the movement spread throughout the sub-continent and branches were established in almost all parts of India.
  • Soon after independence in 1947 the Girl Guides movement was re-established in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, well understood the need for the training of youth, who would be the future leaders of the country.
  • In October 1947, Begum G. A. Khan, who had already been very active in the Girl Guides movement before independence, was entrusted by Quaid-i-Azam with responsibility of organizing the girl guides movement in Pakistan.
  • On 20th December, 1947, at a meeting called of representatives of the provinces in Governor-General’s House, Karachi, Miss Jinnah accepted the patronship of the Association. Begum G. A. Khan, was elected Chief Commissioner of Pakistan Girl Guides Association and branches were formed in all the provinces.
  • At the 12th World Conference of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts held in Copperstown, USA, in August, 1948, Begum G. A. Khan represented Pakistan, which was accepted as a member of the World Association.
  • From a small beginning in 1947 the Pakistan Guides now have a total membership of nearly 80,000, with National Training Headquarters in Islamabad and a total of 10 Guide Houses in all the provinces where training, seminars and camps are held.
  • Girl Guides are divided into three sections: Junior Guides, Guides and Senior Guides and membership is from the ages of 7 years to 21 years.
  • The aim of the organization is to train young girls and women of the urban and rural areas in good citizenship & develop their character through the principles of the movement to make the maximum contribution to the welfare of their homes, community and country, thus becoming useful and productive citizens of the country.
  • Special emphasis is laid on promotion of Adult Education and Training in skills useful to women in rural, urban and katchi abadi areas, and teaching in health, nutrition, sanitation, economic uplift, vegetable and fruit tree plantation, better homes.
  • The members participate in International Camps, training and conferences in various parts of the world and the Association invites guides and adult members of other associations to participate in our own events.
  • The World Girl Guides movement, which now has more than 8 million members in 106 countries will celebrate its 75th year from January, 1985.
  • The Association has drawn up elaborate plans for the celebration of this Anniversary throughout 1985 at Provincial, National and International levels starting from January, 1985.
  • In the Asia Pacific Camp which will be held in Islamabad in October, 1985, Guides from outside countries will be invited to join our guides from all parts of Pakistan.
  • Issued by: The Director General, Pakistan Post Office, Islamabad

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