Postal Stamp Image : LAWRENCE SCHOOL LOVEDALE 1318 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 31/05/1988
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1318
Stamp Information : Lowrance Scool. Lovedale The Lawrance School, Lovedale, was founded on September 6th, 1858, and is named after Maj. Gen. Sir Henry Lawrance, who first projected the idea of founding a school on the Nilgiris for the children of serving soldiers and ex-soldiers of the British Army in India so that they could have the benefit of a sound education in a bracing and healthy climate. The school fulfilled the objects of its founder until May 1949 when it was taken over by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, to be run as a public school, open to all, with 40 per cent places reserved for the childen of dfence personnel. The administration of the school is now vwsted in an autonomous body of Board of Governors appointed by the Government of India which comprises four government and four nongovernment members. The Secretary, Government of India, MInjstry of Human Resource Development, Department of education, is the Chairman of he Board. The School has 685 students of which 163 are girls. It is neither exclusive nor for an aristocratic elite. It has forty Government of India merit scholars and ten receive other scholarships. It tries to achieve the total development of the child and equip it ass best as possible to be confident, useful and valuable citizen of the country. In fact, the school is a miniature India, for here are children and teachers of very many communities from all parts of India and overseas. The Government of India merit scholarships and the various other scholarships we have here make it possible for the children of less privileged classes to enjoy the educational facilities provided here. The children are ths brought up in an atmosphere that fosters a spirit of co-existence and respect for the feelings and belies of others, and a natural breaking down of communal and caste barriers. The school is secular and non-sectarian. Its alumni are spread all over India and abroad and they are doing extremely well in their chosen professions. This schoo, has its old boys and girls in the All India Services, IFS, other services and in coporate bodies. Some are the recipients of national awards. Text, Courtesy:- The Lawrance School.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The first day cover is designed by Shri Samaresh Chatterjee and the cancellation, showing the school emblem and motto, is by Smt. Nenu Gupta.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.73 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
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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