India on World Environment Day 1977

A commemorative postage stamp on the World Environment Day :

Issued by India722 World Environment Day

Issued on Jun 5, 1977

Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to associate itself with the observance of World Environment Day by issuing a commemorative postage stamp.

Description of Design : The stamp depicts some of the polluting factors and shows symbolically the efforts of man in protecting human, plant and animal life from environmental pollution.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Stamps Printed : 20,00,000 in sheets of 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Man is part of nature. He thrives on nature’s bounty. But often, in his greed and ignorance, man interferes with nature’s ways causing lasting damage to nature and himself. In his own long-term interest man must learn to live in harmony with nature.
  • Harmony springs out of knowledge and understanding. We know very little of the inter-relationships among natural living communities like the plants, the birds, the mammals and the microbes. More deficient is our knowledge of the relationships between these communities and the environment composed of air, water and land. Also deficient is our knowledge of man’s proper place and his role in the complex web of life. This vast canvas of enquiry is the scope of the science of ecology.
  • Harmony with nature also calls for restraint in man’s activities that affect the environment. Man must be thrifty and not wasteful in his use of the environment. Activities which cause pollution of air, water and land and rapid exhaustion of natural resources such as minerals and forests need to be controlled.
  • To generate world-wide awareness of ecological and environmental problems and to encourage global, regional and national action, the United Nations General Assembly convened the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment at Stockholm, Sweden from June 5 to 16, 1972. The Conference adopted 5th June as the World Environment Day to be celebrated every year all over the world.

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