A commemorative postage stamp on World Telugu Conference (WTC), a conference for furtherance of Telugu language at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh :
Issued on Apr 12, 1975
Issued for : Scholars in Telugu both from India and other countries will participate in the conference as delegates. Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark this occasion.
Design : The stamp depicts a photograph of a 12th century image of Saraswati who is considered as the presiding deity for language and learning. This sculpture which belongs to the Chauhan era was obtained by the National Museum, Delhi from Bikaner. In the background are excerpts from the works of renowned Telugu poets and scholars referring to the greatness of Telugu language. The inscription concludes with the eulogy that in sweetness Telugu excels even such sweet things as “sugar, jack fruit and pure honey”.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Jade green & blue black
Denomination : 25 Paise
Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.41 cms.
Printing Size : 3.70 X 2.05 cms.
Perforation : 14½ x 14
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number Printed : 30,00,000
Number per issue sheet :45
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- Under the auspices of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, a week-long World Telugu Conference was been held at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh from April 12 to 18, 1975. The conference would not only highlight the importance of Telugu as one of the languages spoken by largest number of people in India, but also bring together Telugu-speaking people and its lovers from all over the world for exchange of views and sharing the rich cultural heritage.