Complete Set of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Birth Centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 14, 1988
Issued for : On November, 14, 1988 as the nation prepares to commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru’s memory in a year-long programme of action, the Department of Posts has taken out a set of two stamps.
Description of Designs : One of the stamps carries the famous portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru which was made by Svetoslav Roerich which adorns the Central Hall of Parliament. Roerich’s portrait of a great man who loved the natural endowments of his land as much as he loved its people is indeed befitting in the context of the Centenary.
The other carries the logo adopted by the Implementation Committee for the Commemoration of the Nehru Centenary — it is a famous portrait of Nehru in a thoughtful mood indicating perhaps his dreams, his aspirations, his apprehensions and his hopes. The portrait has the suggestion of the tricolour in the background and also carries the famous initials of Jawaharlal Nehru.
M. F. Husain’s profiles of Jawaharlal Nehru are used to design the first day cover. The cancellation is designed by Smt. Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamps, Mint Condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 60 & 100 paise
Overall size : 5.8 X 3.91 cms.
Printing size : 5.43 X 3.55 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper
Number printed : 1,00,00,000 and 10,00,000 respectively
Number per issue sheet : 15
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Jawaharlal Nehru
Born on Nov 14, 1889 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on May 27, 1964 at New Delhi, India
- The Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Commemoration is a dedication to one of the key figures of this century and to the eternal spirit of India which he embodied.
- Jawaharlal Nehru was a valiant fighter for the people of India. All his life, Jawaharlal Nehru was at the centre of the freedom movement and the mainspring of the progressive forces which have transformed our age. As Gandhiji‘s foremost disciple he provided the leadership, the intellectual rationale and the driving force around which the struggle for freedom unfolded. He consistently strove for the awakening of India and the gradual build up to the democratic upsurge.
- After Independence, as India‘s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru devoted himself to the task of transforming India into a modern State, firmly grounded on a democratic base and wedded to the ideals on which the freedom struggle itself had been fought – national integration, secularism, socialism and universal welfare. An economy almost agrarian was rapidly transformed. A comprehensive infrastructure was established for sustained economic and industrial growth. A new thrust was given to the generation of the scientific temper. Community development programme was initiated to take the fruits of development to the remotest comer of India and, above all, an awareness was created of India’s innate strength and potential. A fledgeling State became under his tender care, an important member of the comity of nations.
- Text-Courtesy:– Implementation Committee for Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of India‘s Independence and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary.
Brochure with the Stamps and Special First Day Cancellation :