A commemorative postage stamp on Inauguration of the First Bangladesh Parliament :
Issued by India
Issued on Apr 10, 1973
Issued for : We rejoice with the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of the inauguration of their first Parliament. The P & T Department considers it a privilege to bring out a stamp to commemorate this major landmark in the progress of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Description of Design : The design of the stamp is vertical and depicts the Flag and Map of Bangla Desh and its National flower, the SHAPLA. The design of the stamp is adapted from the original prepared by Sh. C.R. Pakrashi, Artist, New Delhi.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Gr. Blue, Green, Red and Gold
Denomination : 20 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number Printed : 30,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The People’s Republic of Bangladesh has emerged, after a valiant national liberation struggle, as a new nation on the Indian Subcontinent, new and yet old in the ways of culture and civilisation. The people of India have stood steadfastly by the side of the people of Bangladesh, sharing in their trials and tribulations, and rejoicing in their successes and achievements.
- The friendship between Bangladesh and India is based on shared ideals and aspirations, good neighbourliness and mutual respect. These form a firm foundation for close co-operation in the future.
- Bangladesh proclaimed its independence on the 26th March 1971. Within a year, Bangladesh has given to itself a Constitution, which came into effect on the 16th December, 1972, based on the principles of nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism, ideals to which India also subscribes. The 35 million voters of Bangladesh have recently participated in their first General Elections under the new Constitution, and registered their confidence in and support for the principles and policies of their leadership, under the inspiring guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.