India on Children’s Day 1993

A special postage stamp on the 8th International Film Festival for Children & Young People (ICYP), Udaipur :

8th International Film Festival for Children and Young People (ICYP), Gajju mascot, elephantIssued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 1993

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to associate itself with the 8th I’CYP being held at the beautiful and historic city of Udaipur by bringing out the Children’s Day stamp of 1993 based on the Film Festival.

Design : The Cancellation design is taken from the glowing enamel work of Rajasthan which is famous the world over.

Credits :
Stamp : Ms. Sigrun Srivastav
First Day Cover : Mr. Shanka Samantha
Cancellation : Mrs. Alka Sharma, Artist, Deptt. of Posts

Type : StampMint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.34 x 2.88 Cms.

Printing size : 2.987 x 2.524 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 : 42

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • Every year, on the occasion of Children’s Day, the Postal Department brings out a special postage stamp, generally based on paintings done by children. This year (1993) there is a happy convergence of Children’s Day and the inauguration of the prestigious biennial International Film Festival for Children and Young People (I’CYP) being held at Udaipur from 14 to 23 November 1993.
  • The Department of Posts, in a gesture of support to the laudable objective of the National Centre for Films for Children and young people to create a favourable atmosphere for the promotion of a flourishing cinema for Children and young people, has decided to bring out the ‘Children’s Day’ postage stamp for 1993 based on ‘Udaipur I’CYP India November 1423, 1993′.
  • Consequently, the highlight of the stamp is the 8th I’CYP mascot ‘Gajju’. As the festival organisers put it, “endearing to children the world over, an elephant evokes friendly awe, admiration and even a strange fascination. It also symbolises an uncanny memory of things past…… the rendering is spontaneous, free of all rules and as asymmetrical as a child’s thinking”.

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