Silver Jubilee of the Republic

A commemorative postage stamp on the 25th Anniversary of the Republic :

631 Parliament House, New DelhiIssued by India

Issued on Jan 26, 1975

Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department are proud to focus on the successful completion of the first 25 years of the Republic and of the working of our Constitution and Parliament by bringing out a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.

Description of Design : The stamp depicts an architectural drawing of a portion of Parliament House. The drawing is by Shri R. N. Mathur of the P & T Civil Wing.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Blue, Black and Silver

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : unwatermarked coated paper

Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Twenty-five years ago [from the issuance of this stamp], on January 26, 1950 the Constitution ushered in the ‘Sovereign Democratic Republic’ of India. Committed to securing for all citizens Justice – social, economic and political, Liberty, and Equality, of status and opportunity, the Constitution of India provides for a parliamentary form of government, based on adult franchise, recognition of democratic freedoms and an independent Judiciary.
  • The first 25 years of the Republic have been years of many trials and tribulations for the country – of foreign aggressions, natural calamities and the stresses and strains inherent in the transformation of an underdeveloped, heterogeneous society into a viable, strong and forward-looking modern State. The fact that despite many constraints and formidable problems, democratic institutions have continued to function in India and withstand the challenges of time is evidence enough of the intrinsic soundness and inner resilience of the new polity.
  • As the highest deliberative body and the grand inquest of the nation, Parliament occupies a pre-eminent and pivotal position in the country’s constitutional set-up and political life. It has, over the years, secured for itself a unique place in the esteem of the people as the forum through which they articulate and realize their aspirations and ventilate their grievances and difficulties. As the peaceful conduct of, and vast turnover at, elections indicate, people have come to have faith in Parliament and parliamentary institutions.

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