Saturday, May 22, 2004

National Service Programme Stamp

National Service StampInitiated by the government, National Service Programme (NSP) was conceived out of a desire to inculcate the spirit of patriotism in the hearts and minds of Malaysian youths of eighteen (18) years of age. A three-month stint-based program, NSP is also to tap and instill the 'Malaysia Boleh' culture in the youths regardless of their racial and religious backgrounds, besides shaping them into disciplined, independent and resilient citizens capable of advancing the nation ahead. The youth of the country constitutes 60% of the population hence their talents and energies are integral elements of national development and progress. NSP is for those born in 1986. Ultimately, the program is envisioned to produce true patriots who would inherit the responsibility of integrating the various races together and nation-building, which are the goals of Vision 2020.

National Service Miniature SheetLaunched by the Prime Minister on 22 February 2004, National Service Programme is :

  • based on the principles of the 'Rukun Negara'.

  • not a military-style conscription and has its own uniform, anthem and logo.

  • for both gender.

  • focused on a multi-disciplinary co-curiculum.

The objectives are to :
  • Develop a young generation who are patriotic and with love for their country.

  • Enhance unity among the multi-racial communities in the country.

  • Instill a spirit of caring and volunteerism among society.

  • Produce an active, intelligent and confident generation.

  • Develop positive characteristics among the younger generation through good values.

The NSP programmed will be conducted over a three-month period during which the participants will go through four modules as follows -

Physical Module
  • Basic marching.

  • Hand-to-hand combat.

  • Abseiling / flying fox and low roping exercises.

  • Rafting / Canoeing.

  • Creative sports.

  • Survival skills.

  • First aid lessons.

National Service First Day CoverNationality Module
  • Nation's history, sovereignty and dignity.

  • Malaysia and international affairs.

  • Defence and national security.

  • Citizens' responsibility to the nation.

National Service First Day CoverCharacter-Building Module
  • Instillation of good values.

  • Self-confidence, leadership, self-evaluation.

Community Service Module
  • Building and restoring public amenities.

  • Environmental restoration and protection.

  • "Gotong-royong" and public service acts.

  • Charitable activities.

National Service 30c Stamp SheetNational Service 50c Stamp Sheet

National Service RM1 Stamp SheetTechnical Details

Date of Issue : 22-May-2004

Stamp Value : 30 Sen; 50 Sen; RM1.00

Stamp Size : 30mm X 40mm

Perforation : 14

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

Miniature Sheet Value : RM2.00

Miniature Sheet Size : 70mm X 100mm

Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet : 30mm X 40mm

Paper : Watermarked, Phospor Coated

Printing Process : Lithography

Printer : Secura Security Printing Sdn. Bhd. (Stamps)

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd. (M/S)

Designer : Creative & Communications House Sdn. Bhd.

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen


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