Postal Stamp Image : INDIRA GANDHI MAKING SPEECH 1151 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 31/01/1985
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1151
Stamp Information : INDIRA GANDHI: CRUSADOR FOR WORLD PEACE Smt. Indira Gndhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's illustrious daughter and the charismatic leader of the people of India, was a dedicated crusador for international Peace and Brotherhood. The concept of one world and one people was the abiding principle in all her foreign policy pronouncements. India's policy under her stewardship was to consolidate friendship where it existed and to build bridges of understanding and interest where there was indifference or even hostility. The endeavour was to enlarge areas of cooperation with other nations through colaboration and friendship rather than by competition and rivalry. Solutions to bilateral problems were sought through discussions, avoiding recource to armaments. The Simla Pact and other bilateral agreements with our neighbours for regional cooperation and harmony remain shining examples of the urge for peace and understanding that has marked Smt. Gandhi's policies. Smt. Gandhi believed that the achievements of Peace were more glorious than the laurels of war. Under her inspiring leadership, India's voice for sanity and peace in the troubled areas of Asia, Africaand Latin America was heard with respect and India's advice was sought by anxious nations for lessening international tensions. Smt. Indira Gandhi spoke for the developing countries and as Chairperson of the Non-Aligned Movement, she tried to ease world conflict and bring warring nations to common platform for discussion and settlement of mutual problems. Under her leadership, India's voice for Peace was a voice for survival. She believed that India's peace was not due to any superior virue but because peace is indispensable for progress. Either, the world progresses towards non-violence or rushes to its doom. Inher keynote address at the Session of the 20th Anniversary of the First Summit Conference of the Non-Align Countries at New Delhi in February 1981, Smt. Gandhi quoted the famous poetess Sarojini naidu, who said,"True peace is not the peace of negation, not the peace of surrender, not the peace of the coward, not the peace of the dying, not the peace of the dead, but the peace militant, dynamic, creative: the human spirit which exalts". It was indeed a sombre omen for international polity that a frailwoman who steadfastly strove for the world peace should have herself fallen victim to terrorism. The father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, always emphasised that wrong means do not lead to right ends. Our world is getting increasingly turbulent and unsecure. International economic relations continue to be characterised by inequality, domination and exploitation. Development of force has become a familiar international ocurance. Peace is in peril, even when we knoew that there can be survival and development only in peace and in an atmosphere of good-will among Nations. Disarmament, Peace, Independence and Development are closely interrelated. There can be no peace alongside nuclear weapons. The desire for peace is unversal, fortunately, even within the countries which themselves produce weapons of unimaginable destruction. Like righteousness, peace protects us, when Peace needs to be tended and safeguard, we rotect it. Smt. Gandhi believed that, only with co-existense can there be existence, This perhaps was the spirit behind all eneavours. Blessed indeed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Smt. Gandhi did not just preach Peace, she practised it. The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department pays its homage to a World Leader and Statesman, Smt. Indira Gandhi: Crusader for World Peace.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 200 P. multicolour stamp showing the Minicoy Lighthouse has been designed by Shri Romi Chopra. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Arvind Saxena. The cancellation has been prepared by Nenu Bagga.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.8 x 4.06 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 4.48 X 3.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 14
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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