A commemorative postage stamp on National Children’s Day 1990 :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 1990
Description of Designs : Stamp is based on the painting titled Doll and Cat by a three years old child Subhash Kumar Nagarajan of Madurai. FDC is based on the painting titled Tiger in a Jungle by a 9 years old child Karan Arya of Ahmedabad. Cancellation is designed by Ms. Nenu Gupta.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Print size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un Adhesive Gravure Coated stamp paper
Number Printed : 10,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
- The Universal Children’s Day is observed on the birth day of late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, a great lover of children. This day reminds us that children need us and they should be a focus of all our activities. Though there has been consistent effort on the part of Government of India, after adoption in 1974 of the National Policy for Children, to provide for an integrated approach to child Development, even then a greater emphasis has been laid on the subject by adopting the theme “Survival and Development of Children – First Call of Society” selected for this year. To achieve this Government has launched many programmes such as Integrated Child Development Services, Balwadi Nutrition Programme, Scheme for Children In Need and Care and Protection etc. etc. Out of these ICDS is the largest and most comprehensive programme providing a package of services to children and nursing as well as expectant mothers.
- A National Programme for control of diarrhoeal diseases – “The Achievement of Goal of Universal Immunisation For All by 1990” – oral re-hydration therapy have been taken up in all districts of the country which would reduce child morality.
- National Policy for Education adopted in 1986 has laid highest priority to primary education and has given thrust to elementary education by placing emphasis of universal enrolment and retention of children up to 14 years of age. It is proposed that by 1990-95 all children would be provided free and compulsory education up to 14 years of age. All kinds of media channels have been engaged to create awareness for child survival and development. The release of this postal stamp will further create awareness amongst the masses to remind them for the care of the child. To commemorate the occasion the Department of Posts is happy to issue a special stamp.
- Text : Courtesy Ministry of Human Resources Development.