A commemorative postage stamp on the National Children‘s Day 1963 : Midday Meal :
Issued on Nov 14, 1963
Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out again, this year, a special postage stamp emphasizing the cause of child welfare.
Design : Within the frame-work of this idea, on the suggestion of the Indian Council for Child Welfare, the Posts and Telegraphs Department had chosen the provision of mid-day meals to school going children – as the theme for this year’s Children’s Day stamp. This was one of the several schemes which has been launched to improve the health of our children.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Brown
Denomination : 15 Naya Paise
Size : 3.3 x 2.9 cms.
Perforation : 13½ x 14
Watermark : All over multiple ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’
Number printed : 2.5 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed & Printed at : India Security Press
- The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department has, since the year 1957, been bringing out special stamps to celebrate Children’s Day each year. Various themes connected with the care and well-being of children have been depicted in them.
- The subject for the special stamp to be brought out on Children’s Day on November 14, 1963, as recommended by the International Union for Child Welfare, Geneva, was “A National Policy for Children“.