Postal Stamp Image : 19TH CENTURY GOANESE COUPLE 1108 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 23/11/1983
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1108
Stamp Information : COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING The commonwealth is a voluntary association of independent nations. Its members are pledged to consult togather and to cooperate in the common interest of their people and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth consists of one quarter of the people and countries in the world. It draws its membership from all continents and embraces many races, religions and languages. The member countries display every stage of economic development from poor developing nations to wealthy industrialised nations. Yet the Commonwealth is one of the strongest voluntary international groupings in the world. The association draws its strength from vital principles of partnership, equality and multiracialism which reflects its origin in the movement of decolonisation. The summit of all Commonwealth activities is the meeting of Heads of Commonwealth Governments at two-yearly intervals. Through these meetings they have worked to advance cooperative programmes to fight poverty, combat racism and generate world peace. The Heads of Government have spelt out the beliefs which underline all their actions in two declarations, the Declaration of Commonwealth Principles (1971) and the Lusaka Declaration on Racism and Racial Prejudice (1979). Commonwealth leaders have also used these meetings to set up a number of technical programmes throughwhich member countries pool their experience to improve standards in agriculture, education, health and many other fields. The ommonwealth Secretariate located in London administers these programmes. They have also founded the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation through which experts are sent to work in member countries. Commonwealth summits may be held in any Commonwealth country. The last six venues have been Singapore (1971), Ottawa (1973), Kingston (1975), London (1977), Lusaka (1979) and Melbourne (1981). New Delhi is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November, 1983. (Text by courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs.) Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a set of two commemorative stamps on this occasion.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Design The stamp (200P.), designed by India Security Press, is based on a painting (Obtained through the courtesy of Ministry of External Affairs) showing a Goanese couple of early nineteenth century, The other stamp (100P.) designed by Kashi Nath Raha, depicts the logo of the commonwealth surrounded by doves forming a wreath encircling the logo. Forst day cover has also been designed by Kashi Nath Raha. Cancellation has ben dsigned by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.7
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
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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