Postal Stamp Image : FLAG AND STYLIZDED BIRDS AND 40 & 80 1252 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 15/08/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1252
Postal Stamp Name : FLAG AND STYLIZDED BIRDS AND 40 & 80
Stamp Information : FORTY YEARS OF FREEDOM 1947-1987 The fortieth anniversary of Independence is an important milestone in the nation's journey towards fulfilment. It is an occasion to take stockof the achievements of the people of independent India and render thanks to those who made these achievements possible. It is also an occasion to preceive clearly the challenges and tasks ahead. Above all, the fortieth anniversary marks a watershed in the history of the nation when a new generation, too young to have taken direct part in the struggle for freedom, yet, charged with the spirit of resurgent nationalism, takes over the torch from the generation which preceded them. The old other changes, but the change has to arise from the totality of national experience and be inbued with the tradion and culture of our ancient civilization. Thefortieth year is a symbol of rededication to the ideals which thefreedom struggle enshrined and a reaffirmation of faith in a democratic, non-violent, secular, socialist framework. The commemoration of the fortieth year of Independence is designed to rekindle the spirit of total commitment to freedom, communal harmony, national unity and social justice, and to forge it into a firm belief in a future worthy of a nation with India's resplendent heritage. The commemoration of the fortieth year of Independence is being coordinated by a National Committee chaired by the Vice-President of India with a Steering Committee under the Prime Minister. An Implementation Committee monitors the events and programmes decided upon by the National Commitee. The underlying objective is to instil patriotism and pride in the people at all levels through the implementation of programmes reaching out to every section of society.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp to be released for the Commemoration depicts the National Flag, symbolising the nation's unity and integrity, and the word 'forty' in national colours with seven birds indecating the flow of time. Their upward flight cannotes the soaring aspiration of the Indian Nation. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Sankha Samantha, and the cancellation by Miss Nenu Bagga and Smt. Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 5.80 X 3.91 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 4.48 X 3.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 1,00,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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