XIX International Dairy Congress

A commemorative postage stamp on 19th International Dairy Congress, India 1974 :

Issued by India19th International Dairy Congress_New Delhi

Issued on Dec 2, 1974

Issued for : During this period New Delhi was the venue for several complementary activities aimed at encouraging Dairying in India. The Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out a commemorative postage stamp to mark this occasion.

Picture : The motif on the stamp is adopted from a Pechwai (hand-painted cloth hangings from Rajasthan) and shows part of a scene depicting Krishna as Gopal Bal going out with the cows.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms.

Printing Size : 2.987 X 2.524 cms.

Perforation : 14 x 13½

Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 42

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • The XIX International Dairy Congress being held in New Delhi from 2nd to 6th December, 1974, is one of the major world conferences convened in India.
  • Every 4 years International Dairy Congress is held in different countries under the aegis of the International Dairy Federation. It has two objectives: (1) world-wide recognition of the significance of the dairy sciences and of dairying as an industry; and (2) international exchange of experience, ideas and information which is so valuable to those in the dairy sciences and the dairy industry.
  • The theme of the present Congress is “Dairying as an instrument of social and economic change”. This is particularly appropriate because it is being held in India, a country which is seeking to bring about a new social and economic order in response to the aspirations of its people. It has been demonstrated that dairying can be instrumental in improving the quality of life for millions of rural people.

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