Postal Stamp Image : INDIAN DANCERS DES:AMITA SHAH 0749 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 14/11/1974
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0749
Stamp Information : The United Nation Children's Fund created by the United Nations General Assembly to help the children of war-torn Europe started functoning in India from 1949. Over the past 25 years UNICEF has helped to reinfoce the nation's health infrastructure, providing supplies and equipment for three-fourths of India's 5,200 primary health centres; expanding the teaching and practice of social paediatrics and obstetrics and of preventive and social medicine; training nurses, basic health workers, auxilliary-nurse-midwives and dais; establishing and supporting transport and equipment maintanance facilities. Vital supplies of drugs, vaccines, seeds, garden tools, pump sets, vehicles, well drilling rigs etc. have been kept up by this organisation which has been responsible for suppling 13 major dairy plants with modern equipments. The science education programme, launched a few years ago with UNICEF and UNESCO assistance, is helping to prepare India's children to deal more effectively with the science and technological advances in the rapidly changing world about them. During 1973, UNICEF provided 25 hard-rock drilling rigs to India on an emergency basis at a cost of about Rs. 110 lakhs. UNICEF, because of its world-wide supply,purchasing, storage and elivery network, is able to respond quickely to such immediate needs. However, UNICEF prefers to concentrate on long-term basic services. There are more than 30,000 location in INdia where UNICEF assistance is being used for the benifit of children and mothers. During the quarter centenary of its service in INdia, over 70 crores of rupes have been spent by this organisation and it expects to spend about 40 crores more during the %th Five Year Plan alone. India is a member of UNICEF's 30 nation Executive Board and has contributed to UNICEF's resources since 1949, its contribution totalling over Rs. 12 crores. In addition, people in India buy about ten lakhsUICEF greeting cards each year. placing India first in sales in Asia, 13th worl-wide. These funds are used to purchase equipments in India, provides stipends for training programmes and towards administrative costs. The P & T Department conider it their privilege to highlight the srvices rendered by the UNICEF in Indai by the issue of a commemorative postage stamp on the oc occasion of their 25 years of association with India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp design is based on a painting by a child, Amrita Shah of Baroda.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 3.75 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 X 2.4 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 14,1/
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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