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 India on International Women’s Year 1975
February 16, 1975

India on International Women’s Year 1975

A commemorative postage stamp on the International Womens Year (IWY), proclaimed by United Nations in 1975 :

Equality, Development and PeaceIssued by India

Issued on Feb 16, 1975

Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department deems it a privilege to associate itself with the observance of the International Women’s Year by bringing out a commemorative stamp.

Description of Design : The stamp which is designed by Miss Shyama Sarabhai of Ahmedabad is based on the theme of the International Women’s Year : “Equality, Development and Peace”.

Designed by : Miss Shyama Sarabhai

Type : StampMint Condition

Colour : Chestnut, mineral red and blue black

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Unwatermarked paper

Number printed : 30,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 1975 as International Women’s Year with the theme, “Equality, Development and Peace“. The theme is based on the principle set forth in the Preamble to the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women adopted by the General Assembly on November 7, 1967 :
    ….that the full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women as well as men in all fields.
  • The International Women’s Year is to be devoted to intensified action:
    • (a) To promote equality between men and women;
    • (b) To ensure the full integration of women in the total development effort; especially by emphasizing women’s responsibility and important role in economic, social and cultural development at the national, regional and international levels, particularly during the Second United Nations Development Decade;
    • (c) To recognize the importance of women’s increasing contribution to the development of friendly relations and co-operation among States and to the strengthening of world peace.
  • In India, the Year will be observed through various programmes involving youth, women and men. The programmes include, among other things, seminars and symposia, exhibitions, mass distribution of literature, radio and television broadcasts, essay and elocution contests and awards honouring outstanding women.
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