India on Our World of Special Children
A commemorative postage stamp on the International Conference on Autism hosted by Tamana Association :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 3, 2003
Issued for : The Department of Posts, through this issue, based on a painting by special children extends its love to Our World of Special Children and pays a tribute to all the individuals and organisations, like Tamana Association, for reaching out with sensitivity and commitment.
Stamp, Sheetlet, Cancellation & FDC : Kamleshwar Singh (based on material provided by Tamana Association).
Painting incorporated in stamp : Arsh Khanna, Hubert and Prerna of Tamanna Special School.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Four
Denomination : 500 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.8 million
Number per issue sheet : 16
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
- Each one of us is a special person and each child comes into the world with a message of hope.
- It is this, Our World of Special Children that we celebrate with the issue of a postage stamp on the occasion of the International Conference of Autism, hosted by Tamana Association. Tamana has been working since 1984 to educate and train children with autism, mental and multiple disabilities.
- Autism is a severely incapacitating lifelong disability which affects the powers of reasoning, social interaction and communication skills. The behaviour of an autistic person can range from repetitive body movements to aggressive behaviour. Early diagnosis followed by special educational programmes, behavioural techniques and the use of alternative therapies have proved to be the most helpful treatments.
- Disabilities are not limited to autism. Impairments vary from mild emotional disturbances to congenital blindness, deafness, muteness, orthopaedic and mental challenges. But impairment can frequently translate into deep love and care and an emotionally charged commitment to service.
- Text : Department of Posts (based on material provided by Tamana Association).