A commemorative postage stamp on World Hindi Convention :
Issued on Jan 10, 1975
Issued for : Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark this occasion.
Picture : The stamp depicts the photograph of a 12th century image of Saraswati who is considered as the presiding deity for language and learning. This sculpture which belongs to the Chauhan era has been obtained by the National Museum, Delhi, from Bikaner. In the background are excerpts from Rigvedic hymns, the poetical works of renowned Hindi poets and the burden of Rashtrabhasha Prachar Geet interspersed with mathematical formulae to represent growing modernisation of the language of a developing nation. The inscription concludes with “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam“, the motto of the World Hindi Convention.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Red & Dark Grey
Denomination : 25p
Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.41 cms.
Printing Size : 3.70 X 2.05 cms.
Perforation : 14 x 14½
Stamps Printed : 3.0 Million in sheets of 45
Printers : India Security Press
- Under the auspices of Bharatiya Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti, a World Hindi Convention was held at Nagpur in Maharashtra from 10th to 14th January, 1975. The Sammelan not only highlighted the significant role of Hindi in the global context and evaluate its growing achievements and possibilities, but also provided a forum for stimulating a cultural renaissance based on the sublime aim of “our world is one family”.
- Foreign scholars from Hindi centres abroad and dignitaries in the field of politics and letters from countries with large populations of Indian origin participated in the Convention as delegates.
Note : From the year 1975, the denominations are expressed in numerals only without any currency code. The numerals on the left are of larger types than other two for easy distinction between rupee and paisa value respectively. The above stamp is the first one having the denominations expressed in numerals.