A commemorative postage stamp on the Bharat Paryatan Divas (India Tourism Day) 1998 : 50 years of Independence :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 25, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a special postage stamp to commemorate “BHARAT PARYATAN DIWAS” on 25th January 1998.
Stamp : Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 1000 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 0.7 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
- In the 50 years since Independence, Tourism in India had emerged as a major socio-economic and cultural venture flourishing continuously and earning foreign exchange for the country. Tourism helps in preserving vocations, crafts, arts, heritage and monuments. Tourism also prevents migration from backward areas to the cities and plays a major role in advancement of women. International tourists in India and domestic tourism combine to help in building an environment of harmony, of amity and in promoting national integration.
- India offers a variety of destinations to tourists. Snow-clad mountains, deep blue sea, deserts and sand dunes, vast stretches of plains with gushing rivers, temple monuments, fairs and festivals, skiing, river rafting, trekking, luxury hotels and heritage destinations – India has it all. India stands out as one nation with countless destinations.
- In this the Golden Jubilee year of India’s Independence it is but appropriate to mark this “BHARAT PARYATAN DIWAS” (INDIA TOURISM DAY) – on 25th of January. This was the day in 1966 when tourism was officially recognised as a separate subject by the Government, hence the significance of 25th of January as “BHARAT PARYATAN DIWAS”.
- Text : Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi.