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 India on 50 Years of the United Nations

India on 50 Years of the United Nations

Complete Set of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamp on the 50th Anniversary of India Signing the UN Charter in San Francisco, June 26, 1945 :

HandshakeWork of UN AgenciesIndia Signs the UN Charter in San Francisco, June 26, 1945Issued by India

Issued on Jun 26, 1995

Issued for : The Deptt. of Post is privileged to issue a set of two commemorative postage stamps on the occasion.

Credits :
Stamp : Shri C.R. Pakrashi
F.D.C. : Ministry of External Affairs, (UN Division)
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 100 & 600 Paise

Overall size : 2.9 x 3.91 cms.

Printing size : 2.54 x 3.55 cms.

Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5

Paper : Matt Chromo Indigenous

Number of stamps printed : 1 Million Each

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photo Offset

Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Limited, Kanpur

About : 

  • Through turbulent times and difficult years, the United Nations has been a major factor in maintaining peace and in changing the world, slowly and often imperceptibly, into a visibly different place.
  • India became independent within two years of the setting up of the United Nations. The two grew together, giving strength and inspiration to each other in a symbolic relationship. Each was the product of a long struggle, one of the embers of a violent world war and the other of the sacrifices of a non-violent freedom movement.
  • The UN was founded on the age old dream of one world, envisioned for centuries by enlightened human beings. India’s foreign policy has been deeply influenced by the universal outlook of the stalwarts who led us to freedom. India and the United Nations worked in tandem; their policies in harmony and their goals common.
  • India – championed decolonisation, opposed racialism, spoke up for the sovereignty and equality of the newly independent countries and articulated the aspirations of their people for economic development. India stood for peace and disarmament. It stood for democracy and human rights. In the United Nations, India stood tall, independent and non-aligned.
  • Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru explained this relationship very effectively in his speech to the Constituent Assembly in January, 1947, The only possible real objective that we, in common with other nations, can have is the objective of co-operating in building up some kind of world structure, call it One World, call it what you like. The beginnings of this world structure have been laid in the United Nations Organisation. It is still feeble; it has many defects; nevertheless, it is the beginning of the world structure. And India has pledged herself to co-operate in its work.
  • This solemn pledge has been honoured with full dedication in word and in deed. India has been an active participant in the UN Peace-Keeping Operations. This participation, for which India is uniquely qualified as a peace-loving nation, has contributed to international stability and security.
  • Eradicating poverty, providing employment and creating a just, fair and equitable international economic order are prime concerns of the international community. As a developing country, devoted to social uplift, India was happy to add its effort to the United Nations and the international community focussing its energies on these crucial issues during the World Summit for Social Development.
  • India has been playing an active role in the UN‘s activities to promote global co-operation to prevent environmental degradation and promote sustainable growth.
  • India welcomed the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UN in an appropriate manner, in furtherance of the theme “we the peoples of the United Nations, …. united for a better world” and a high-powered National Committee was established to oversee the commemorative activities planned in India.
  • Text Source : MEA (UN Division)
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