Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Indonesia Children's Day FDC

Indonesia FDC
Name: National Children's Day 2009
Date of Issue: 23 July 2009

1/4 1500:
Playing Rope
2/4 1500: Playing Kites
3/4 1500: Playing Hide and Seek
4/4 1500: Cycling

National Children's Day 2009 commemoration is the right moment to arouse awareness on the importance of protection and fulfillment of children rights. As stated in national Constitution UUD 1945 article 28 B subsection (2), "All children have the right to live, grow and develop as well as to be protected from violence and discrimination". Therefore, all national components including government, business sector, society, family and parent have to cooperate for ensuring protection and comfort of our next generation.

The theme of National Children's Day commemoration this year is "I am Indonesian Kid, Creative, Innovative and Outstanding to Face the Future Challenge". Among the purposed goals are socializing and providing information to families and public concerning the magnitude of fulfilling children rights as well as developing network and partnership between government and society, including non-governmental organization, business sector, press and other parties to support services for comfort and protection of Indonesian children.

To commemorate this national event, stamp series of National Children's Day 2009 issued on 23 July 2009. Stamp design features ordinary children plays consisting of rope playing, hide and seek, kite and cycling. The illustration is worked by Bryan Jevoncia, 8 years old, 5th grade student of Suster Primary School, Pontianak. A son of Bong Yaw Song and Rosina Fardimin, he won UN stamp design competition in 2007 who then for his international achievement invited by President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to visit Presidential Palace.

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