Information Sheet for the Commemorative Postage Stamp on the 15th International Congress of Pediatrics, New Delhi :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 23, 1977
Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a postage stamp to mark this important occasion.
Description of Design : The design of the stamp shows ‘Mother and Child’ a sculpture from Khajuraho now in Indian Museum, Calcutta. This has been reproduced by courtesy of Indian Museum, Calcutta.
Type : Information Sheet (Brochure) bearing an Adhesive Postage Stamp with First Day Special Cancellation Postmark
Watermark : No
Colour : Light Blue and Brown
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
- For the first time India is hosting the XV International Congress of Pediatrics in New Delhi. The Congress is being held at the invitation of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics under the aegis of the International Pediatric Association (IPA).
- The International Pediatric Association is a central organisation of Pediatric societies and associations representing 85 countries in the world. Its main objective is to promote cooperation among pediatricians of all countries and to encourage research and disseminate scientific knowledge in all fields relating to the care and health of children everywhere.
- Once every three years, IPA hold meetings in different parts of the world. In recent years, IPA held several seminars mostly in developing countries where the needs of children are most urgent.
- The Indian Academy of Pediatrics established in 1964 is the association of child health specialists in India. It has 2,000 members [during the issuance of this stamp] committed to the study and practice of pediatrics and improvement of child health.