Postal Stamp Image : EYE & RED CROSS 0804 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/04/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0804
Postal Stamp Name : EYE & RED CROSS
Stamp Information : The World Health Day is observed on April 7 every year throughout thee world. It marks the anniversary of the coming into being of the Constitution of the World Health Organisation in 1948. The theme chosen for the observance of the eDay this yeear is 'Foresight Prevents Blindness', which lays emphasis on the importance of preeventive measures against blindness. The problem of curable and incurable blindness has been posing a serious public health, social and economic problem in India. It is estimated that there are 45 million people in the country suffering from visual defects of one type or another. There are about 9 million blind persons including about 5 million who can be cured by proper surgicl treatment. It is stimated that 2,50,000 children have lost their sight mostly due to nutritional deficiencies, injuries and squints. Seized with this, the Central Council of Health has recommended the adoption of a national pln of action for the preveention of blindneess in the country. The strategy recommended by the Council include: -Wide dissemination of information about eye-care with particular emphasis on pre-school going children and other vulnerable groups. -Orientation of teachers. social workeers and community leaders on problems of eye-health care including nutrition. -Augmentation of Ophthamatic Services in such a way that relief can be given to the community in the shortest possible time and the simultaneous establishment of a permanent infrastructure for the community oriented eye-health care. -The comprejhensive plan of action lays emphasis on a three-tier sustem: covering rural areas through Primary Health Centrees and Mobile Ophthalmic Units, Talik and District hospitals becoming first Rferal Centres and establishment of Centres for specialised eye-care. - The theme of the World health Day 'Foresight Prevents Blindness' is thee manifestation of ophthalmic and spiritual knowledge. It indicates that we stand toead individuals froom darkness to light. - To teacher and researcher the theme implies acqusition of more knowledge through real effort in search of truth. - To the student the theme emphasises the removal of inner darkness of thought and action by acquiring new knowledge and a step forward in the common effort in search of truth. - To the ophthalmic surgeon and physician the them is an exhortation to restore vision wherever it is lost and prevent loss of sight in others to lead those under their caree from darkness to light. The Posts and Telegraphs Department deems it a privilege to associate itself with the obeservance of the World Health Day by issuing a speciaal postage stamp.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is designed by Shri Benoy Sarkar is based on the theme of the World Health Day 'Foresight Prevents Blindness'.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
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 : Dark Brown
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