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Friday, August 21, 2009

International Year of The Child- 1979 October 2, 1979

The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution of 21st December, 1976 proclaimed 1979 as the International Year of the Child (lYC)”. This coincides with the 20th anniversary of the ‘Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ adopted by the United Nations on November 20. 1979 which include the right to adequate prenatal and post-natal care, nutrition, housing, medical care, education, recreation etc.
By declaring 1979’ as the international Year of the Child’ the United Nations has invited the world community to renew and reaffirm the concern for the present condition and the future of its children as enunciated in the ‘Rights of the Child’ proclaimed twenty years ago. The Government of Pakistan is celebrating the International Year of the Child in a befitting manner. A National Organizing Committee has been formed under the directions of the President of Pakistan. who is the Patron-in-Chief of the IYC-1979. for making necessary preparations to celebrate the year.
In order to draw world attention to this important event, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a set of four stamps and a Souvenir sheet on 22.10.1979.
For the first time in its history Pakistan Post Office held a painting competition of school going children at Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar for selection of designs for the Commemoratives in collaboration with the Arts Council of Pakistan. Paintings of the following five children were selected for reproduction on the four stamps and a Souvenir sheet Master Zaeem Maloof aged 13 years, of Tameer-e-Nau High School. Quetta (painting reproduced on 40 paisa stamp).
Miss Roohi Akbar aged 13 years of Lower Secondary grade in Queen’s Marry College, Lahore (reproduced on 75 paisa stamp).
(iii) Master Mohammad Azam aged 13 years of Crescent Model school. Lahore, (reproduced on Re 1/- stamp). (iv) Master Mohammad Tayyab aged 10 years. of Crescent Model School, Lahore (reproduced on Rs. 1.50 stamp). (v) Miss Nighat Mumtaz. aged 12 years of Lower Secondary grade in PAF, Intermediate College. Peshawar (reproduced on the Souvenir sheet).
The Souvenir Sheet is valid for the prepayment of Postage.