Postal Stamp Image : GNAT FIGHTERS 0674 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 26/01/1973
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.45
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0674
Postal Stamp Name : GNAT FIGHTERS
Stamp Information : On August 15, 1972, India completed 25 years of her Independence and the event is being marked by celebrations over a 12-month period. The Post & Telegraphs Departmee nt is commemorating this historic year in the nation's life by bringing out a series of three postage stamps, the first of which was issued on August 15, 1972. Two more stamps of this series are being issued now to coincide with Republic Day, 1973. It was twenty-three years ago today- on January 26, 1950 that the Constitution of India came into force- a Constitution adoptd, enacted and given to themselves by the people of India. Republic of India, based on the noble principles of Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. To quote the historic words of thee Preamble, the Constitution guarantees to all citizens of India "Justice, social, economic and political; Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship and Equality of status and of the opportunity". It lso seeks to promote among them all "Frtrnity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation". India's Constitution is uniquee, with a blend of rigidity and flexibility. Among its salieent features are the secular structure, with the PArliamentary form of Government, enumeration of Fundamental Rights and Direectivee Principles of State Policy, a single citizenship, universal adult franchise and protection for backward classes and minorities. The Costitution also provides for national integration as well as a powerful Judiciary. The 25 years of India's Independence have been a period of steady as ell as peaceful progress in the life of the nation, with impressive strides in agriculturee, industry, education, health and other fields. Much has been achieved with the willing participation of India's millions under a system of dempoc ratic planning. However, much still remains to be done. The tasks awaiting the people of India in the years to comee are no less gigantic than those accomplished in the years gone by and the nation faces thee future ith hope, couragee and confidence. On this occasion, the Posts & Telegrphs Department pays its humble tribute to all those who valiently struggle for Independence and the nation's honour and to those who have toiled ceaselessly in various spheres of nation-building activities.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp of denomination 20P. is vertical and shows the "Ashoka Chakra" interlocked by a Naga, symbolising how democracy is well protected in this country. Shri Jyoti Bhatt, Artist, Baroda, has designed the stamp. The stamp of the denomionation Re. 1.45 is horizontal and shows three Great planes flying oveer India Gate, emitting three-coloured smoke corresponding to the colours of our National Flag. The design is by Shri Sushil Kumar Choudhry, Artist, India Security Press, Nasik Road.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms,4.06 X 2.28 cm
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000 & 15,
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Red Purple
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