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60th Anniversary of Rotary Service in Thailand (1990)

 

   

   

 

 Issue Name:

60th Anniversary of Rotary Service in Thailand

 Thai Issue Name: 60 ปี สโมสรโรตารี่ในประเทศไทย
 Issue Date: 1990/2533-09-17
 Cause: To publicize 60th Anniversary of Rotary Service in Thailand
 Catalogue Number: 1990/17-20
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 6 Baht, 8 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 8 Baht, 12 Baht, 20 Baht
 Complete Set:  45 Baht (unused), 30 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,000,000 pieces for design 1 and 1,000,000 pieces each for designs 2-4
 Printer: Cartor S.A., France
 Subject: Various missions and activities that refer to projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Thailand, whose logo is in the bottom right corner of each stamp: 1. Thai farmers wearing a ngop (fig.) and transplanting rice sprouts, as well as an artificial leg. It refers to the Jaipur Foot Project, known in Thai as kha thiam (ขาเที่ยม), which aims at giving aid to disabled people in rural areas by providing prosthetic legs that are made from polyurethane which is water-resistant and allows for it to be used effectively while being submerged for long periods in muddy waters, such as those of rice paddies. The project is named after the Jaipur Foot, an inexpensive quick to fit and manufacture prosthetic leg designed in the northern Indian city of Jaipur (fig.); 2. a mother holding a child on her arm and a nurse giving an injection in the child's arm, and a circle with the depiction of a medical worker giving the oral polio vaccine to a small baby, as well as the Polio Plus logo in blue, i.e. a globe with two drops of liquid, referring to the Rotary's global effort to eradicate polio by means of vaccination. It refers to the Polio Plus Immunization Project, which aims at immunizing children against polio; 3. a Thai school building with in front the Thai national tricolour, a female teacher at a whiteboard and two boy students reading books while sitting at a desk. It refers to the Literacy Project, which introduces special teaching techniques to eradicate illiteracy from rural areas; 4. a fjord and the midnight sun, as well as a portrait of King Chulalongkorn and his Royal Cipher inscribed on a large rock at the North Cape, hand-signed by the King on the occasion of his 1907 visit to Norway, during his second trip to Europe, and which today is the central attraction of the Thai Sala Museum there, which consists of a sala in honour of King Rama V, built over the historical stone and established in 1989 with an opening ceremony presided over by Princess Sirindhorn. The initiative for this project came from the Thai Rotary after a television team in 1986 followed the footsteps of King Chulalongkorn and showed the stone with the King's initials on television.
 Related Link: 2012 Rotary International Convention, Rotary International, Rotary in Thailand, rice, ngop, Chulalongkorn, Rama V, Rama IX, thong chaht, Sirindhorn, sala