India on Heart Care Festival 1993

A commemorative postage stamp on the Heart Care Festival : Depression, Stress and Despondency :

Depression, Stress and DespondencyIssued by India

Issued on Dec 9, 1993

Issued for : Stress has to be managed by the individual himself more than his physician. The effect of stress on the cardio-vascular system is hardly discerned by the individual. The commemorative stamp being issued to mark the Heart Care Festival shows the 3 phases – depression, stress and despondency – the 3 “negatives” which should be avoided for prevention of a heart attack! A depiction of the heart as a flower protected by 2 leaves, which is also the LOGO of the Heart Care Foundation of India.

The FDC design is a graphic depiction of the health triad of right food, right behaviour and positive thinking. The natural triangle thus formed is silhouetted by a man and woman bearing the ancient serpent-symbol of healing. Taken together stamp, First Day Cover and cancellation convey the crucial link between avoidance of stress and cardio vascular well being.

Credits :
Stamp & Cancellation : Shri Shanka Samantha
FDC : Heart Care Foundation of India

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 650 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un W/M adhesive gravure coated stamp paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • “Avoid stress, negative thinking and avoid a heart attack.” The heart is a vital organ in the human body and we often take it for granted, that the heart will go on ticking without much effort. The heart, however, needs a lot of care to go on beating. The Heart Care Foundation of India was started to provide this awareness in the minds of the public and was founded by Smt. Pushpa Chopra in 1986.
  • In these 7 years, the Foundation has earned a reputation as a conduit for the latest techniques in managing heart disease. The objectives of this Organisation are to create awareness about the increasing scourge of heart disease and the importance of simple preventive measure as also to organise educational programmes for doctors such as conferences, seminars, workshops and to enlist the support of voluntary agencies for free heart check up and treatment of those who cannot afford the high cost of this treatment. The milestones include the “Save a Life Campaign” for Delhi Police, “Shashi Bala Save a Life” campaign and the acquisition of Ambulances. It was this Foundation that in 1991 conducted a campaign “Run For Your Heart“.
  • This year the Foundation has organised the “Heart Care Festival” from December 9th to 19th in association with the Government of the National Capital Territory. Integral to this festival are two major events – WORLDCON93 and ‘The Perfect Health Mela’. Two thousand doctor delegates from all over the world will attend sessions on clinical cardiology and one of the major attractions would be MEDIEXPO93 an exhibition of medical, surgical and diagnostic tools. This festival is as much for the patients as it is for the specialists. ‘The Perfect Health Mela’ aims to bring home its message through fun and recreation, skits, plays, folk dances.

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