Vice-President releases book on postage stamps
Vice-President Hamid Ansari today released a book 'A Stamp is Born' and said stamps were intimately connected with human lives.
The book written by Mr C R Pakrashi, a renowned stamp designer, gives a graphic account of the history and evolution of postage stamps.
Recalling that he himself once upon a time, used to be a stamp collector, the Vice-President said some of the smallest states had produced the biggest size of stamps.
After Independence India had done well in the field of stamp design, he said and hoped that the book would be a valuable addition not only to artists of all genre but also to all.
In the book the author, who has designed 56 commemorative stamps, has described his first-hand experiences with all stages of production of the stamp, from conception to final execution and printing.
He has focussed on designing which plays the most vital and important role in the entire process.
(Posted on 07-05-2014)