Friday, November 20, 2015

Commemorative Stamps on Children's Day - 14th November 2015.

In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14th November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India.
India Post issued two commemorative stamps in denomination of Rs. 25 and Rs.5 and a miniature sheet to mark Children's day on 14th November 2015. Department of Posts had organized Children’s Day 2015 Stamp Design Competition on the theme “A Day in the Rains” for selecting designs for the stamps to be released on the occasion of Children’s Day this year. From all over India about 38,200 entries were received. The designs on the stamps and miniature sheet are based on the prize-winning entries of Yamini K. (Student of St. Joseph Secondary School, Thalassery, Dist. Kannur, Kerala), Kimaya Gupta and Rohit Gupta have been selected for two stamps and miniature sheet. Designs of V. Hemchandran and Binita Vishwajita have been selected for First Day Cover and Brochure respectively.

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