Nepal Forest Festival 1979

A commemorative postage stamp on the Afforestation Campaign (Van Mahotsav):

Tree Planting Festival : वन महोत्सवIssued by Nepal

Issued on Jun 29, 1979 (corresponding to 15 Ashad 2036)

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Kathmandu

Designer : M. N. S. Rana

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : R. 2.30

Colour : Yellow, Green and Brown

Size : 2.90 Cms x 3.91 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Format : Vertical

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (One Million)

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • Because of indiscriminate felling of trees and consequent deforestation, tree planting holds a prominent place in the restoration of ecological balances and preservation of the natural beauty. Let us therefore remember Gautam Buddha‘s teachings during this ‘Tree Planting Festival‘ – Forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the woodcutter who is bent on destroying it.

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