A commemorative postage stamp on the 150th Anniversary of the Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 4, 1997
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp to mark the sesquicentennial celebrations of the founding of the Lawrence School.
Design : Inlaid within the stamp is the School Crest. The design of a hand holding a dagger, ivy, swords and lionheads was adapted from the family Coat of Arms of Sir Henry Lawrence. The crest bears the School’s Motto – “NEVER GIVE IN”, which embodies the spirit of the School, a spirit to which Rudyard Kipling bore testimony in his greatest classic work, “KIM“ – “Send him to Sanawar & make a man of him.“
The Cannons on the First Day Cover were captured in Turkey by the British and presented to Sanawar by the Ferozepur Arsenal Garrison in 1934.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 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 sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 0.7 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
- The centre of Sanawarian life revolves around the Birdwood School, as represented by the picture of the stamp, a building built of grey granite in a simple and austere Gothic style. The foundation stone of this building was laid on August 25, 1927, and was named after Field Marshal William Birdwood.
- Since its inception till date, it is being used as the main schools buildings and teaching section.