A commemorative postage stamp on the Meeting of Rotary International Council on Legislation, New Delhi :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 12, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts is proud to issue a special commemorative stamp on Rotary International – Council on Legislation on 12.1.1998.
Stamp/FDC : Rotary Foundation (India)
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 800 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 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, Nasik
- Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders. There are over 1.2 million Rotarians in 28,000 Rotary Clubs in 155 Countries and 35 geographical regions world-wide [by 1998]. Rotary Clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Rotary motto is Service above Self.
- Rotarians work with and for youth to address challenges facing young people today. Through participation in Rotary sponsored Interact Clubs (for secondary school students), Rotaract Clubs (for young adults) and Rotary Youth Leadership awards, young people worldwide learn leadership skills and the importance of community service. Rotary Youth Exchange gives high school students the opportunity to broaden their world view and build international friendships.
- In India, Rotary Foundation has funded numerous humanitarian projects, such as a Cancer Hospital in Delhi, two voluntary Blood Banks in Bangalore and Chennai, a Children’s Hospital in Chennai, a Dental Mobile and an Eye Hospital in Delhi, Tube-wells and Hand-pumps in Rajasthan, West Bengal and North Eastern States.
- Council on Legislation is the legislative body of Rotary International which has the authority to amend the constitutional documents of Rotary International. The Council meets every three years at a time and place designated by the Board of Rotary International. The Council met in New Delhi during January 12-15, 1998, where 518 Rotary leaders (one from each Rotary district) worldwide participated in its deliberations. The Council was meeting for the first time in India. The Council is Rotary International’s Parliament and examine and vote upon legislative proposals received from clubs round the world.