24 December 2010

Happy Christmas…


Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas !!


New Stamps from India


National Council of India Dr Triguna Sen

Date of Issue – 24 December 2010

Dr. Triguna Sen was born on 24 December 1905 at Solhet (now part of Bangladesh) he was an eminent educationist ardent freedom fighter able administrator and good parliamentarian. He was instrumental in establishing Jadavpur University at Kolkatta. He was elected President Alumni Association of National Council of Education Bengal, Jadavpur University. He was also Union Minister for education and Minister for Petroleum for brief spell. He passed away on 11thJanuary 1998.



Central Bank of India

Date of Issue – 23 December 2010

Central Bank of India was founded on 21st December 1911 by Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala a visionary. It was his dream of setting up a ‘Swadeshi bank’ owned by Indians and for Indians. On founding the Bank, Sir Sorabji proclaimed with pride that Central Bank was property of the Nation and the country’s asset. After the independence, the bank played a laudable role in the growth and development of country and improving the socio-economic status of people. Central Bank of India is celebrating its centenary year during December 2010.


Bhai Jeewan Singh

Date of Issue - 23 December 2010

Bhai Jeevan Singh was born on 13th December 1661 at Patna. It was turbulent time for Hindu religion. The Kashmiri pundits were under pressure to convert into Islam. They sought the protection of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. On March to Delhi, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji along with his companions had been arrested and imprisoned in Delhi.

On 11th November 1675, in most gruesome and brutal manner, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was beheaded at Delhi and the rulers banned recovery of the body. Bhai Jeevan Singh was entrusted to protect and take the beheaded body to Anandpur. Bhai Sada Nand Ji, Bhai Jeevan Singh accomplished the task successfully. Bhai Jeevan Singh participated in military action alongside Guru Gobind Singh Ji. While fighting the Mugal Army at Garhi of Chamkaur, Bhai Jeevan Singh attained martyrdom on 23rd December 1704.


Bhausaheb Hiray

Date of Issue – 22 December 2010

Bhausaheb Hiray was born on 1st March 1905 at Nimgaon, in Nasik district. He took active part in the social work of Sathyashodak movement launched by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. He also took part in the freedom struggle. He held a firm conviction that only good education can root out poverty. His role in cooperative movement, imparting good education, tribal movement, launching of Koyna Dam project were truly commendable. He passed away on 6th November 1961.

: Vishal Sanganeria Guwahati.(ASSAM)

: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

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