Shakeel Ahmad releases special stamps on Children’s DayNovember 14th, 2007 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shakeel Ahmad, today released a set of two postage stamps, a miniature, a first day cover and three maxim cards on the occasion of Children’s Day.
The Department of Posts commemorates Children’s Day every year by bringing out stamps designed by children themselves.
The stamp designs are selected by holding an 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 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) which won the first prizes in Group I and Group II respectively.
Miniature sheet is based on the painting made by Pradhan Karnik, Class IX, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NAL Campus, Jeevan Bhimanagar, Bangalore which won the first prize in Group III. (ANI)