A commemorative postage stamp on the 16th International Cancer Congress, New Delhi :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 30, 1994
Issued for : As the world strives to overcome the threat of cancer, there is hope in scientific progress and new discoveries. Health care has been important theme in philately, and the Department of Posts is happy to bring out a postage stamp to commemorate the XVI International Cancer Congress being held in India.
Stamp Design, First Day Cover, Information Brochure : Based on materials supplied by Tata Memorial Centre, Bombay.
Cancellation Design : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 600 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 2.90 x 2.90 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets of 50.8 x 53.5 cms
Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million
Number per issue sheet : 42
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : I.S.P., Nasik Road
- The UICC is the largest non-government organisation in the world for a concerted scientific effort for the control and cure of cancer and has 285 member-organisations in 83 countries. The organisational responsibility of the Congress in India has been shouldered by Tata Memorial Centre under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy.
- The Congress is a unique and historic event as it is being held, for the first time, in a region of the world which centers between Eastern Europe, Middle East and South East Asia – an area which holds the majority of the world population where the incidence of cancer is rising.
- As the attention of the world scientific community is focussed on the preponderance of cancer morbidity and mortality in the developing countries of this area, it will provide a major thrust to the anticancer activities in this country and the surrounding regions and boost the efforts of government and non-government organisations. With the high professional and monetary inputs that would be generated from this event, as well as the technology transfer in the cancer field, it should be possible to update and spread the cancer facilities presently available and increase awareness all round.
- The programme of this international medical-scientific meeting, at which thousands of delegates including nobel laureates are expected to participate, encompasses the various disciplines in oncology with special emphasis on the emerging areas in prevention, treatment and research. Cancer nursing, public and professional education and human resources development for the global effort against cancer, have also been given due importance.