India on International Year of Peace 1986
A commemorative postage stamp on the International Year of Peace, recognized by United Nations in 1986 :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 24, 1986
Issued for : In keeping with our firm faith that the Year of Peace will serve to highlight humanity’s commitment to end war and to usher an era of peace and prosperity, the Department of posts is privileged to issue a special stamp on the occasion.
Description of Designs : The 500 P multicolour stamp has been designed by Shri Bharat Raj. The First Day Cover design has been prepared by Shri K.N. Raha. The cancellation design has been prepared by Miss Nenu Bagga.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper
Number Printed : 15,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed at : India Security Press
- Humanity today stands at cross-roads. The path of the future remains open, subject to a choice which has yet to be made. In this context, the International Year of Peace offers a rare opportunity for the international community, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and individuals all over the world to focus on the problems and prospects of peace. The three major dimensions of the programme of the year – peace and disarmament, peace and development and preparation for life in peace – are illustrative of the many perspectives in which the pursuit of peace must be seen.
- India attaches the highest importance to the commemoration of the year of Peace at the national level. A National Preparatory Committee has been set up with the Minister of State for External Affairs as the chairman. The Committee has drawn up a national plan of action. Activities at the national level include the organisation of seminars on disarmament related issues, as well as publicity in the press, Doordarshan etc. India has also contributed to the Voluntary Fund of the International Year of Peace at the pledging Conference held for this purpose in March 1985 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
- (Text by Ministry of External Affairs).