Friday, November 30, 2007

India Children's Day M/S FDC

India Minisheet FDC
Name: Children's Day
Issue date: 2007 November 14th

Children are God's greatest gifts to mankind. Their pure innocence, pristine thoughts and bubbling enthusiasm lend a unique flavour to life. The wondrous eyes of a child perceive with crystal clear honesty the myriad hues of nature and its bounties. To a child, the world is pure magic. Each day to a child unfolds a new secret, a new joy which the child rushes to embrace with outstretched arms.

Children's Day is celebrated every year on the 14th of November. This day also coincides with the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru' by children.

The Department of Posts commemorates Children's Day every year by bringing out stamps designed by the children themselves. The stamp designs are selected by holding on All India Stamp Design Competition. The theme for the Stamp Design Competition this year was "The Magic of the Night". The competition elicited great response and the entries revealed beautifully the flight of a child's fantasy.

This year's stamps are based on painting made by Kum.Swarali.V.Bhakare, Class IV, Annasaheb Raje Bhosale, Primary School, Satara, Maharashtra and B.Karthick, Class VIII, T.E.L.C Middle School, Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu who won the first prizes in Group I and Group II respectively. Miniature sheet is based on the painting made by Master Pradhan Karnik, Class IX, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NAL Campus, Jeevan Bhimanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka which won the first prize in Group III.

The design of the First Day Cover is based on painting by Raj Ballav Hazarika, Class XII, K.V. Narangi School, Assam APS, which won the second prize in Group III of the competition.

The painting reveal the inner working of a child's mind and what magic it weaves in the phenomena of night, seeing it through its wide eyed innocence. The Department of Posts is happy to celebrate this spirit of innocence by releasing this set of two postage stamps.

2007 India Children's Day Minisheet FDC
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