A commemorative postage stamp on the India International Trade Fair, New Delhi :
Issued on Nov 10, 1979
Issued for : Indian P & T Department is happy to commemorate the India International Trade Fair 1979 by issuing a special postage stamp.
Description of Design : The stamp depicts the logo of the Trade Fair Authority of India.
Type : Block of 4 Stamps, Mint Condition
Colour : Grey & Orange
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 X 13
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number printed : 20,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing process : Photogravure
Designed and printed at : India Security Press
- In our country, since ancient times fairs and festivals have gone hand in hand. The religious festivals have been the occasions for trade fairs where merchants gathered from far and wide to display and sell their wares. In contemporary world, the trade fairs have acquired considerable economic significance. These fairs not only promote trade and marketing of goods but also serve as outlets for technical know-how and consultancy services. One of their major functions is to serve as windows for industrial and economic development of the nation.
- The Trade Fair Authority of India (TFAI) was set up on 30 December 1976 by the Government of India as a single unified national agency for planning and mounting exhibitions and fairs in India and abroad. Its basic objective is export promotion through organisation and participation in various national and international expositions. Within the short span of its existence, TFAI has a record of achievements. At home, it has organised three major expositions, the National Hand–loom Fair in April 1977, the Agri-Expo 77 and the National Small Industries Fair in November-December 1978. On the international scene, the Indian National Exhibition at Moscow in August 1978 was the biggest ever fair organised by India on foreign soil which has resulted in considerable expansion of trade with the USSR. Besides the Moscow Fair, it has participated in a number of International Trade Fairs abroad. “India Promotion Weeks” organised abroad by TFAI includes demonstrations by Indian master-craftsmen, fashion shows, serving of Indian cuisine, etc.
- The India International Trade Fair 1979 was held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi is the first International Trade Fair organised by TFAI in India. The theme of the Fair is “trade for prosperity“. The Fair covers all aspects of industry, agriculture, trade, science and technology. Nearly 30 countries of the world are participating in the Fair. All the State Governments, many Central Ministries, Public Undertakings, Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Boards and private firms are also taking part in it.