Postal Stamp Image : YAUDHEYA COIN, 200 B.C 1162 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/06/1985
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1162
Postal Stamp Name : YAUDHEYA COIN, 200 B.C
Stamp Information : FESTIVAL OF INDIA India today symbolizes continuity and change. While traditional skills are still thriving, modern technologies are taking root. The Festival of India 1985-86 has been connived as a major event to provide the American and the French people with glimpses of life, art and culture of India- both past and present. The Festival is expected not only to bring these nations closer to India but also to develop better understanding between the peoples of the participating countries. The Festival offers a most comprehensive projection of the various facets of social and cultural life in India, from the ancient time to the present day. The celebrations consist of a series of exhibitions and programmes of music, dance, drama and film shows, as also of seminars, workshops and lectures to discuss various aspects of Indian literature, arts and social sciences. The Festival seeks to depict the variety, character and quality of modern India by presenting the continuity of her traditional skills in folk and classical arts, simultaneously with her technological achievements, contemporary films, books, graphics and photography. Major educational programmes are planned so that children in the US and France become aware of both the rich heritage of India's past and of the dynamic progress of contemporary India. There will be programmes in the Universities of these countries as also on the TV networks to project India's image amongst as wide and audience as possible. Commencing in June 1985, the Festival will continue till spring 1986 and will be one of the biggest events ever mounted to promote goodwill and understanding between the participating countries. It will not only fill the gaps in knowledge about India, but also give an insight into the deep roots of Indian culture. It is also expected to give a trendous boost to trade and tourism. (Text based on material published by the Festival of India Directorate). The Department of Posts, India is proud to commemorate the Festival of India in U.S.A. and France by issuing two postage stamps. The present stamp depicts a copper coin of the Yaudheya circa 200 B.C. symbolising Ahimsa "Not to injure any living being". The coin whose observe is seen on the stamp is a numismatic rarity, an ancient over 200 years ago. Issued by the Yaudheya tribal republic of 200 BC, the coin is rich in the symbology so typical of those times. The deer represents the gentle and compassionate doctrine of "Ahimsa", credo of Buddha, which held all life to be sacred. Above the deer appears the "Kalash", the pot of plenty: and above the pot, the symbol of "Shri", goddess of good fortune and well being. The reverse depicts the Republic's Deity, Karthikeya, the second son of Lord Shiva and His Consort Parvati. -Coin by Courtesy of Lance Dane
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The 200 P. stamp portraying the Yaudheya cooper coin has been designed by India Security Press, Nasik. The First Day Cover and Cancellation have been designed by Nenu Bagga.
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 adhesive 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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