Tuesday, March 24, 2015

International Year of Volunteers, 2001 - Stamp, First Day Cover and Brochure

In November 1997, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV). United Nations Volunteers (UNV) was designated as the international focal point. With its main objectives of increased recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteering, IYV provided a unique opportunity to highlight the achievements of millions of volunteers worldwide and encouraged more people to engage in volunteer activity. (WVW)

सेवा परमो धर्मः
is the motto adopted by IYV which has been incorporated in the stamp as well as the  FDC. "Seva paramo dharmah" is a Sanskrit phrase meaning –
its literal translation being -- 
"Service is the highest Duty."
National Defence Academy too has the same motto.

India post issued a commemorate stamp on 05.12.2001 to mark the IYV Year. The folder page given along-side gives the technical data for the philatelist.

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