India on Children’s Day 2008
A Miniature Sheet consisting of 3 nos of commemorative postage stamps on National Children‘s Day 2008 : India of My Dreams :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 2008
Issued for : Department of Posts is proud to release a set of three stamps with Miniature Sheet and First Day Cover designed by children for Children’s Day.
Set of 3 Stamps :
I Prize : Shanker Dinesh Kamath of Class IV of Bhavana’s Varuna Vidhyalaya, Thrikkakara, Cochin.
II Prize : Anchal Singh of Class VII, Asha Modern School, Chandra Nagar, Saharanpur.
III Prize : K. Viswanath of Class XII, Government Sr. Secondary School, Middle Point, Bambooghat, South Andaman.
FDC & Miniature Sheet :
Consolation Prize : Devapreeti Jana of Class IX, Rajkumari Santanamoyee Girls’ High School, Tamluk, West Bengal.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paisa each
Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million each
Miniature Sheet : 0.2 Million
Printing Process : wet-offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- India celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November with great fervour in honour of much loved Chacha Nehru as children fondly called him. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru the first Prime Minister of India had special place for children in his heart. He saw in their eye’s dreams of strong vibrant and resurgent India. He was the great believer in the dreams for the Children, the future of our Nation.
- India Post, like previous years had organized all India Stamp Design Competition for children with the theme ‘India of my Dreams‘. The competition was held through out the country for school children. From each Postal circle, corresponding with states, except North East, best three paintings were entered in national selection process. Selection of first, second and third was made by a Selection Committee and these paintings were utilized for designing stamps, First Day Covers, brochure for Children’s Day stamp.
- This year the first three paintings have been made into set of three stamps. Another painting from among all groups has been selected for First Day Cover and Miniature Sheet and has been awarded consolation prize. The first prize for best painting has gone to Shanker Diensh Kamath of Class IV of Bhavana’s Varuna Vidyalaya, Thrikkakara, Cochin, second prize to Anchal Singh of Class VII, Asha Modern School, Chandra Nagar, Saharanpur, and third prize to K. Viswanath of Class XII, Government Sr. Secondary School, Middle Point, Bambooghat, South Andaman. The Miniature Sheet and FDC is from the consolation prize that has gone to Devapreeti Jana of Class IX, Rajkumari Santanamoyee Girls’ High School, Tamluk, West Bengal.
- Children have really seen big dreams for their country. One of the major features seen in most of the painting has been the element of communal harmony which has caught the attention of the children in forceful way. The dreams of India on Moon, education for all, scientific and economic development, reflects their dream to see their country as a strong and developed nation.