India, the world´s most populous democracy, is marking 75 years of independence this year, celebrating the extraordinary history of its people, culture and civilizational achievements.
This commemorative issue is being published to mark the 75th anniversary of India´s independence and freedom, whose non-violent struggle for freedom inspired numerous movements for liberation from colonialism and apartheid around the world. With unusual, powerful and unprecedented political instruments of non-violent protests, the people of India succeeded in overthrowing the British colonial rule and declaring their country´s independence on August 15, 1947.
In the decades that followed after gaining independence, India was an active participant and one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, promoting the ideas of freedom, independence and peaceful coexistence among the nations and states of the world.
Since gaining independence until today, India has grown into one of the world´s leading economies, and numerous achievements in the most diverse fields of human activity, such as agriculture, industry, science and technology, have been truly inspiring for many nations of the world.
Serbia and India are bound by historical friendship, and the peoples of the two countries have great respect for each other. Bilateral relations between the two countries have been significantly improved in recent years, so the commemorative issue in honour of the 75th anniversary of India´s independence is also a tribute to the struggle of the Indian people for freedom and confirmation of the friendship between the Indian and Serbian people.
Expert collaboration: Embassy of India in Belgrade
Artistic realization: Nadežda Skočajić, Academic Graphic Artist