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Stamp Design Competition

Raaj Chopra of Std 8A, The Brigade School @ Malleswaram, has been declared one of the best five entries from the Southern Region in the Stamp Design Competition held in October 2022.

MyGov and the Department of Posts with the department of School Education & Literacy, AKAM Division of Ministry of Culture, invited students of Class 8 to 12 from across India to design postage stamps for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. The competition was conducted to ensure the participation of at least 10 lakh school students.

The Department of Posts will design a set of stamps from the 5 best entries, selected at the National level. These stamps will be released on 26th January 2023 at a national-level event. Raaj is very excited and is looking forward to the release of the stamp he has designed.

Raaj speaks to us…

I have always dreamt of my country India as the most glorious nation. I was very excited to depict as much information as possible that I could gather.

I have designed the stamp keeping in mind the glorious achievements of India during the 75 years of Independence. I am blessed to get this precious opportunity to depict India’s achievements over the last 75 years. Generations have dreamt of a progressive nation in science, technology, space research, and digitalization, which is coming true.

To name a few of the achievements in India –
1) Our metro trains.
2) Digital payment apps.
3) Life-saving vaccines and medicines.
4) Excellence in health care services.
5) Making a world-class infrastructure facility at Bengaluru international airport, built on the concept of an environmentally sustainable airport, fuelling a great Atma nirbhar Bharat.
6) E-RUPI, a contactless digital payments platform. A major initiative by our government to make India cashless and corruption free.
7) Start-ups, India holds the highest number of start-ups with more than 80 start-ups getting recognized per day.

India’s journey started with our Made in India concept during our freedom struggle with our charkha. India is the world’s largest democracy, rich in the agricultural sector. Successful people are living in other countries, yet culturally connected with India. Our scientists have worked selflessly during difficult times and made India the largest manufacturer of vaccines, and medicines. India launched Chandrayaan -1 in 2008, and the Mars Orbiter mission in 2013. India was the first country to succeed on its first attempt. I have tried to bring all these together in the stamp.

My parents are my source of inspiration, and my teaching staff have helped me gather information from many other sources
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