A Miniature Sheet consisting of 2 nos. of postage stamp on the National Children’s Day 2006 :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 2006
Issued for : The Department of Posts is proud to release a set of two postage stamps, miniature Sheet, First Day Cover and three Maxim Cards, designed by the Children, on Children’s Day.
Designed by : This year’s stamps are based on painting made by Master Keval Thakkar, a student of Amarjyoti Saraswati Vidyalaya Kalvibid, Bhavnagar, Gujarat and Master Shivanna T. Madvi, a student of Dada Vaidya High School, Curti, Ponda, Goa, Maharashtra who won the first prizes in the Group I and II respectively in the competition. Miniature sheet is based on a painting made by Anu Vijayan of Kerala who won the first prize in the Group III in the Competition.
Design of the First Day Cover is based on the painting made by Sagar Sen of Morning Star School, Agarpara, West Bengal who won second prize in Group III. The three maxim cards depict paintings done by Kumari Pallavi Majumdar of Vidya Bharti Girls’ High School, New Alipore, Kolkata, winner of second prize in Group II. Ms. Shilpa S. Kulkarni, of Prathmik Marathi School, Solapur, Maharast, winner of second prize in Group I and Master Mitrajit Sharma of Faculty Higher Secondary School, Guwahati, winner of Third Prize in Group III.
Stamps : Keval Thakkar and Shivanna T. Madvi
Miniature Sheet : Anu Vijayan
FDC : Sagar Sen
Maxim Card : Pallavi Majumdar, Shilpa S. Kulkarni and Mitrajit Sharma
Cancellation : Nenu Gupta
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise each
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million each
Printing Process : Wet–offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- The Universal Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November every year, is an occasion to renew our commitment to the cause of children and re-dedicate ourselves to fulfilling their basic needs and rights. The day also coincides with the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru‘ by children.
- The department of Posts brings out stamp on Children’s Day every year, which is designed by a child. To select the stamp design, the department organizes an All India Stamp Design Competition. The theme for this Competition was ‘My favourite mythological hero‘ or ‘My favourite fairy tale‘. Looking into these paintings, it is sure that the future lies in the hands of a very positive and talented generation, that sees hope in the culture, tradition and faith in our daily lives.