He said that the postage stamp, which began as a paper token for receipt of postage has assumed additional dimensions. It has become a tool for celebrating and promoting the nation’s heritage, a paper ambassador, a grand image of the postal administration and a statement of the nation’s sovereignty. Postage stamps highlight a country’s achievements in various spheres. By bringing out commemorative postage stamps, the Department of Posts is committed to nurture the historical, intellectual and cultural heritage of a nation. The India International was designed by noted architect Joseph Allen Stein.
Commemorative Postage Stamp on India International Centre Released
President Smt.Pratibha Devisingh Patil today released a postage stamp on India International Centre to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of IIC. Pointing out that the postage stamp has tried to capture the spirit and essence of IIC and present a microcosm of the multidimensional characteristics of the Centre, Shri Sachin Pilot, MoS (Communication & Information Technology) said that the vision behind IIC was to create a place where relationship exists between the garden, the building, the water, the earth and the sky, and the learning and activities that take place and the things that happen. Shri Pilot said the Centre has more than lived up to this vision by creating awareness and influencing public opinion on the relevant issues of the day – issues not only of global concern but equally of relevance in the localised context of India.