A commemorative postage stamp on the National Children’s Day 1986 :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 1986
Issued for : Children’s Day stamp each year, carries the special message that the society owes to its children the best it has. The Department of Posts is happy to issue a special postage stamp on Children’s Day, 1986.
Description of Designs : The 50p multicolour stamp has been designed from a painting depicting a girl doing rock climbing painted by a young artist, Kumari Sujasha Dasgupta. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri R. N. Pasricha. The cancellation has been prepared by Mrs. Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 50 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper
Number printed : 15,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed at : India Security Press
- Our nation celebrates the 14th of November every year as Children’s Day for significant reasons. The day is the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was an ardent lover of children. The occasion reflects the importance the nation accords to the welfare of its young citizens and serves to focus our attention on their urgent needs.
- Today, after over three decades of planned development, many millions of our children continue to live under conditions of deprivation and staggering hardship. Children’s Day reminds us of the rights of these children to health, nutrition, clothing, shelter, and to educational and recreational facilities.
- India has always recognised the potential of children as the richest of the resources for the development of the nation. This belief found expression in our pledge for global efforts to improve the lot of children. On the international front, India is one of the few developing countries in the world to formulate a National Policy for Children; and also the first country in the world to implement an Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS). National plans and programmes aiming at the total well-being of children are being rapidly expanded. Yet the needs are multitudinous and the task stupendous.
- The experience of the past decades has clearly indicated that the challenge of child welfare cannot be met by Government plans alone. Strengthening of the community’s responsibilities to itself is the need of the hour. Every person must participate in the care of the children with the feeling that all children are one and are therefore entitled to the same amount of love, care and protection.
- Text : Courtesy Indian Council for Child Welfare.