India on 1994 SAARC Youth Year
A commemorative postage stamp on the SAARC Year of the Youth – 1994 :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 12, 1995
Issued for : The release of a postage stamp to commemorate SAARC Youth Year – 1994 is one of the programmes adopted by the countries of the region for the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship among the youth. The Department of Posts is privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp on this occasion.
Design : The design of the stamp symbolises the hopes and aspirations of the youth for a better future and the growth and development of the SAARC region. The First Day Cover depicts the rhythmic vibrant movement of two youth, a male and a female, symbolising the potential of youth energy.
Design Credits :
Stamp design & FDC : Department of Youth Affairs & Sports
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 2.54 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million
Number per issue sheet : 42
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
- The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation comprises of seven countries of this region namely, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Due to its unique geopolitical and historical circumstances, the millions of young people of this region share a common heritage and together face the challenge of the future, not only to improve the living conditions but also to promote close cooperation and development among the SAARC countries.
- The Governments of these countries have recognised the potential and capabilities of the youth in nation building, and provided for them opportunities to participate in the decision making process and in the many fields of socio-economic development. Despite various limitations, the youth have contributed significantly in the fields of poverty alleviation, literacy, employment generation, prevention of disease, drug abuse and environmental preservation. Even as there is a growing realisation of the need to work together and promote cooperation and development in the region, separate Departments have been created by the Governments to formulate policies and programmes and give exclusive attention to the problems of the youth.
- Text Source: Department of Youth Affairs & Sports.