A commemorative postage stamp on the 33rd World Table Tennis Championships, Calcutta :
Issued on Feb 6, 1975
Issued for : The Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out a commemorative stamp to mark this event.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Gold Green, Red and Black
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 paper
Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The 33rd World Table Tennis Championships being held in Calcutta from 6th to 16th February, 1975, was one of the biggest sporting events ever held in this country. About 800 top table tennis stars from 62 countries was matching their skill and vying for the championships.
- The World Table Tennis Championships have been held annually from 1927 to 1939 and from 1947 to 1957, and thereafter biennially from 1959.
- The first championships held in London in 1927 included participants from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Sweden and Wales. In subsequent years the championships were held in various countries. In 1952, India had the privilege of holding it in Bombay with 19 nations participating in it. Twenty-three years later, India is once again having this privilege of hosting the championships.
- The championships was held at the new Netaji Subhas Indoor Stadium which is the largest indoor stadium in India. Enthusiasts of table tennis can look forward to an exciting and memorable fare at Calcutta.