Hyderabad

NIN postal stamp to commemorate its centenary celebrations

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan releasing the postal stamp at Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi.

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan releasing the postal stamp at Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi.  

ICMR-NIN Centenary Award conferred on nutrition scientist C. Gopalan

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan released a postal stamp to commemorate the centenary celebrations of the city-based ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) at a function held at Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi on Wednesday.

ICMR Director Balram Bhragava and NIN Director R. Hemaltha were present on the occasion.

The postal stamp has been brought out under the ‘Corporate My Stamp’ scheme of India Posts.

These stamps are of limited edition and are made to order. Alongside these customised themed stamps, the organisation has also opted for printing its centenary logo.

About 5,000 stamps with a face value of ₹5 each have been printed and the India Posts would print an additional 1,000 sheets for sale online at e-post office and for display and sale at national and global philately exhibitions by the Department.

A one-time award instituted to commemorate NIN’s centenary called the ‘ICMR-NIN-Centenary Award’ was also conferred on C. Gopalan, the legendary nutrition scientist who passed away at the age of 101 on October 3. It was presented posthumously to his son Sarath Gopalan at the function.

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