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 India on 26th IBBY Congress

India on 26th IBBY Congress

A commemorative postage stamp on the 26th Congress of International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), New Delhi :

International Board on Books for Young PeopleSwiss non-profit organizationIssued by India

Issued on Sep 20, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a stamp on the occasion of 26th IBBY congress held in New Delhi.

Design : The aim of the 26th IBBY Congress was to explore, encourage and promote the concept of peace as a theme in children’s books. Books can be used to serve as important vehicles to convey the message of peace in an entertaining manner and help children to live in harmony with the rest of the world and with themselves. The design of the stamp effectively symbolises this message.

Credits :
FDC : 26th IBBY Congress, New Delhi
Stamp Design : Bharati Mirchandani
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 1100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated stamp paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.7 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • The Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC), the Indian Section of IBBY hosted the 26th Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). The theme of the Congress was peace through children’s books. This was the first time that India holding the world congress on children’s books. IBBY is non-profit organisation founded in 1953 in Switzerland. It has more than 60 National Sections and represents countries with well-developed book publishing and literary programmes. It is a network of people from all over the world committed to bringing books and children together. In addition to other work the IBBY confers, biennially, the highest international recognition given to an author and illustrator of children’s books – the Hans Christian Andersen Awards commonly known as the ‘Little Nobel Prize’. This prize is awarded for outstanding contribution to Children’s literature.
  • IBBY also presents everywhere the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award to a group or institution that is making a significant contribution to book promotion programmes for children. The AWIC received this Award in 1991 for its Home Library Project. The AWIC is a voluntary organisation founded in 1981 and has organised the Indian Section of IBBY since 1990.
  • Text : 26th IBBY Congress, New Delhi.
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