India : Children\’s Day Stamps 2011

\"\"Every Year the Department of Posts brings out special Postage Stamp on Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on 14th Novemeber.
\"\"\"\"Going by the tradition, Department of Posts has issued a set of two stamps on “Children’s Day” which were released by Ms. Manjula Prasher, Secretary (Posts), during a formal function organized at India Post Pavilion, IITF-2011, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
India Post, to create awareness on the tigers which are one of the most endangered species in the world and also on the verge of extinction, conducted “Design A Stamp” contest with the theme to save “The Tiger” on 12.12.2010 as one of the special events of INDIPEX-2011.
Children through their paintings had highlighted the critical areas that have caused the drastic decline of tiger population in India in a creative way. This year INDIA POST is presenting the collection of prize winning entries, at the national level on a set of two stamps, miniature sheet, First Day Cover.
Each painting is a message in itself with the plea to all of us that saving the tiger will save our ecosystem for the generations to come. \"\"
These stamps FDC, Minisheet and cancellations were designed by Ms. Alka Sharma

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5 Responses to India : Children\’s Day Stamps 2011

  1. dr pradeep jain says:

    Congratulations to dept of post for releasing set of these beautiful stamps which will create awareness among future generation about importance of tigers and also wildlife.

  2. RADHA KRISHNA MISHRA says:

    A philatelic presentation of Stamp-Browser-Miniature-Setenent-Block of four with respective traffic light-F.D.Cover and the cancellation . I think this is the KUNDLI of a commemorative stamp. A good work.

  3. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    Why only tigers?? Indian wildlife is so rich in terms of diversity.
    No stamp yet issued on the ‘BHALU` , the Indian Sloth Bear.
    What of Camels? Wild asses-gone in the Kutch sand…pathetic!!
    National Geographic & BBC etc. suggest that 2nd wrung carnivores
    like Wolf & hayenas etc.. are more important to the health of a jungle
    than Lions & Tigers.

    • abhay says:

      Its written quite clearly that the theme on which children made their paintings was on “Save the Tiger” theme, and the stamp that has been issued is for the prize winning painting.

      Let us cherish the innocence potrayed by the child (and many like him/her) who participated in this event. I am sure this is not the last issue on flora and fauna that we’ll see.

      • SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

        O.K. I am not blaming the child artists sir.
        I mean the problem is with the providers of the
        theme. Only tigers do not wildlife make.
        However, they may sell well.

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