Postal Stamp Image : BLIND BOY, BRAILLE BOOKS AND COMPUTER 1262 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 15/10/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1262
Stamp Information : EYE DONATION & 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE BLIND LIGHT - God's great gift - is dented to millions, often though ignorane or neglect. India today has approximately one0fourth of the total blind population of the world. The problem requires preventive, curative and supportive measures to tackle it. Undernourishment and insanitary health conditions have to be prevented. Among curable blindness is the one dut to corneal opacity caused by nutriional (particularly Vit A) deficiency, injury, desease or infections. The clouded cornea is removed and replace by a healthy one taken from the eye of a recently deceased person by means of a relaively simple operation caled enucleation. The cornea is supplied through an eye bank. Each donor brings light into two dark lives. There is, however, a paicity of donour eyes in India. Times Eye Research Foundation, founded in 1983 makes the process of pledging donation and acquiring donated eyes simpler. It also educates the public on the need for eye donation. Sometimes, however, human efforts fail. Into such lives hope comes from the Schools for Blind, which began first in Paris at the end of the 18th century. Louis Braille's system of embossed reading and writing has lifted the burden of helplessness from the blind. The first school was established in India in 1887 at Amritsar. This year completes a century of service to the blind. Bharti Braille, te all-India system of reading and writing, was accepted by the Government of India in 1951. The blind have kept pace with technology development, working at telephone operating, computer programming, electronic assembly and production of electronic items. Among other concessions, the government reserves posts for blind. The All India Confederation of the Blinds provides the essential solidarity and guidance. The blind have come a long way from charity to social equality and independence. Material for text, courtesy: Times Eye Research Foundation and All India Confederation of the Blind.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp on Eye Donation has been designed by Shri Chaitanya Joshi. The stamp on 100 years of service to the blind has been designed by Smt. Alka Sharma and the cancelation by Miss Nenu Bagga.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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