Issue Date:9th FEB'2012
The India International Centre is a well known non-official organization situated in New Delhi. It was founded in 1958, and inaugurated on January 22, 1962. It is a unique establishment in that it serves as a meeting place for the various cultural and intellectual offerings the city has to offer, while maintaining its non-official character, non-aligned motivations and remains uncommitted to any particular form of governmental, political, economic or religious affiliation.
The center operates on grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, and universities that have become members of the IIC foundation. An early interest taken by a past president of India, Dr.S.Radhakrishnan , saw the government of India take an active interest in its activities as well. The India International Centre was designed by Joseph Allen Stein, an American architect who practiced in
New Delhi from 1955 to 1995.
Kamleshwar Singh designed the Stamp and the First Day Cover. Alka Sharma designed the pictorial first day postmark. The First Day Cover and the Brochure are priced at Rs 2 each. Security Printing Press, Hyderabad printed 400,000 stamps by Wet Offset process.