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 India on Children’s Day 2005

India on Children’s Day 2005

A commemorative postage stamp on the National Children’s Day 2005 : Vijaya Dashmi :

Durga Puja Visarjan (Immersion) Procession in a VillageIssued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 2005

Issued for : The Department of Posts, to honour this spirit of boundless joy seen through the child’s delightful eyes, marks the children’s day i.e. 14th November, with the issue of a postage stamp, which is designed by a child.

Design : This year’s stamp is based on a painting in water colour done by Kumari Pallavi Majumder of Bidya Bharati Girls’ High School, New Alipore, Kolkata, the first Prize winner. The First Day Cover is based on painting of Kum. Sughosh S. Neergundh of S. Cadambi Vidya Kendra, Bangalore, the second prize winner. Both the paintings reflect the essence of joyous celebrations surrounding the simple country folks during festivals.

Credits :
Stamp : Kum. Pallavi Majumder
FDC : Kum. Sughosh S. Neergundh
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : StampMint Condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paisa

Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • Through the wondrous eyes of a child, the world is a place of beauty. The daily progression of day and night, the humming conundrum of sound and light are stimuli enough for the child’s fancy to take a flight on the tiny wings of innocence. And burdened as we are with our diurnal vicissitudes, festivals for us may only add up to worries and anxieties, but it is the purity of a child’s enthusiasm which touches the soul of a festival. The elusive happiness, which all of us chase through the myriad maze of life, lands straight into the child’s tiny palms, in the form of a simple toy, a little flower, or, even just a fistful of sand!
  • The purity of joy was splashed through all the entries received by the Department of Posts in this year’s All India Stamp Design Competition for children, wherein the theme was ‘festivals’ or ‘celebrations’. Looking into paintings one was reassured that the future lies in the hands of a very positive generation, that sees hope in the beauty and colours spread in our daily lives.
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