Postal Stamp Image : LOVE AND CARE FOR ELDERS 1316 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 24/05/1988
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1316
Stamp Information : Love and Care for Elders The fourtieth year of Independence constitutes an important milestone in the nation's journey to redeem its pledge towards assuring justice and fulness which weighed uppermost in the mind of Shri Jawarlal Nehru, on the attainment of political freedom, was the content of "our endeavour to ring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants ans workers of India; to fight and end poverty and ingnorance and desease." Tha nation has made tremendous strides to redeem these pledges. The achievements have been monumental; the Green revolution has ushered in an era of freedom of hunger. The country has built a strong industrial base, bringing it on to the threshold of a major breakthrough in the scientific and technological fields. The 4oth anniversary also mark a watershed in the history of the nation. A new generation imbued with the spirit of resurgent nationalism has taken over the torch from the generation which preceded it and links with the freedom struggle. This is threfore an appropriate time to lok back and remember the services of our senior citizens and elders who made an invaluable contribution to consolidate the gains of political freedom, nurturing the democratic institutions and building the nation to achieve self-reliance. All worked for these goals whether they were within the Government of outside. During these years the Government has taken a number of measures to provide social security to the senior citizens and elders within the resources available. For those who retired from Governmental service, the pension structure has been rationalised, procedures have been streamlined and coverage of family pension scheme has been enlarged and extended. For the very old citizens without any means, the State Governments are providing old age pension. Family pension scheme under the Employee's Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act has been liberalised. The nation salutes its elders and reaffirms the traditional values of "love and care for the elders" while pledging to continue the effort with greater vigour to bring the benefits of development to every individual.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The visual of the stamp depicts a child extending its arms to embrace elders with affection and love. The first day cover complements this theme with a sloka from Samanyaniti which highlights the sentiment. The design of the stamp, has been done by Ms. Neeta Verma of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. We also acknowledge the contribution made by the child artists Satyen Dave, Sobha Khan, Arjun Chiksi, Anand Pradhan, JAsnu and Bhargava Jashania in the preparation of the visuals used in the stamp. The cancellation represents the sun, depicting the statues of elders with regard to the younger generation. The denomination of this stamp at 60 P. acquires added significance as it marks the age of 60 years. The design of the first day cover and cancellation are prepared by Smt. Nenu Gupta. text, Courtesy: Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare.
Stamp Currency : P
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 : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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