Postal Stamp Image : RACING 1418 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 29/09/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 4.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1418
Postal Stamp Name : RACING
Stamp Information : Asian Games Asian Games, with motto "Ever Onward" are the sports festival for thre billion Asians forensuring cooperation and fraternity in sports. Conducted underthe banner of Asian Games Foundation, the gamesare held every four years to bring youth of this continent togather with the message "Friendship,Fraternity Forever". India had the proud privilege of lighting the first Asian Games torch in 1951 when 489 athletesfrom Afghanistanm Burma, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Nepal, Philipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand competed in Athletics, Acqutics, Basketball and weight lifting in the eight dayextravaganza held in March 1951.The honour of hosting the Asian Games was once again given to India when the 9th Asian Games were held in New Delhi in November 1982 under the aegis of the then founded Olympic Council of Asian Games which has now become the permanent organisation to ensure continuous development of the Asian Games. While about 500 athletes from 11 countries had competed in six disciplines during the first Asian Games the number rose to 4595 athletes from 33 countries in 21 sports events in the 9th Asian Games at New Delhi. The Asian Games Movement has indeed come a long way during the last four decades and the 11th Asian Games are now being held in The Peoples Republic of China. India's participation in the Asian Gamessince its inception has provided a vital support to the olympic movement. India may not have won the greatest number of medals but its participation in the true Olympic spirit has ben a matter of appreciation. A 400 plus contingent from India participatedin the 10th Asian Games held at Seoul, Where a commendable performance was put up. In the present Asian Games India is participating in 17 sports desciplines. Vigorous preparations for these games have been made by Indian team members during the last two years and National Camps have been held at various regional centres of the Sports Authority of India. The field in the Beijing Asian Games is decidedly tougher than the previous games. Despite the increased challenge, Indian teams are determined to do well and hope to come back with a distinguished performance. To mark the occasion of Asian Games, the Department of Posts have issued stamps on the 1st Asian Games in 1951 and again on the 9th Asian Games. Now on the occasion of the XIth Asian Games, the Department of Posts is issuing a set of four special stamps, depicting Athletics, Cycling, Archery and Kabbadi, the last sport has been included for the first time in Asian Games. Text:Courtesy Min of HRD.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Stamp depicting Kabaddi is designed by ISP Nashik, Stamp depicting Archery is designed by Sh R.N. Pasricha and other two stamps and FDC is designed by Sh C.R. Pakrashi- Cancellation is designed by Ms. Nenu Gupta.
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 : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 1 Million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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