01 February 2017

Women Empowerment 2.9.2015

The stamps were designed by Suresh Kumar based on the paintings by Gurmeet SinghAthul S Raj, Pratheek Roopjith, Rupam Roy, Avinash Kumar Jha and R. Amitha Shree.

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment not only in terms of human rights, but also because they are a pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development.

The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women.

The Department of posts organized a nation-wide competition inviting entries for the designs of commemorative postage stamps on the theme “Women Empowerment”. Based on selected entries, a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme was released by the Minister of Communication & Information Technology. 

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