A commemorative postage stamp on the 9th Asian Games 1982 (3rd Issue) – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, national stadium of India :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 19, 1981
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 100 Paise
- New Delhi is fast preparing for hosting the IX Asian Games commencing from 19 November, 1982. Construction activities are in full swing to provide the necessary facilities for holding various events during the ASIAD which promises to be amongst one of the most spectacular events in the history of Asian sports. This issue, fourth in the series of special stamps on Asian Games, features the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium which would be the venue for sports like football and for various athletic events. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium would be a prominent centre of attraction during the Games. Besides colourful events of sports and athletics, this Stadium would be the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Asian Games.
- Aesthetically designed, this Stadium would be one of the very modern and sophisticated stadia in the world with a capacity of 75,000 seated comfortably in two-tiers of stands. The Stadium will have 8-lane track laid with Olymparene–78, a most modern synthetic track cover for athletic events. All timing equipment would be electronically controlled, while photo finishing cameras would ensure the most modern judging standards in athletics.