27 December 2011

New Stamp from India : Madan Mohan Malviya




Date of Issue : 27  December 2011

India Post issued a  postage stamp today to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary (  25 December 2011) of Pt . Madan Mohan Malaviya.

Madan Mohan Malaviya  (1861–1946) was an Indian educationist, and freedom fighter notable for his role in the Indian independence movement  Later in life, he was also addressed as 'Mahamana'.

He was the President of the Indian National Congress on four occasions .He was founder editor of two nationalist weeklies called Hindustan (in Hindi) and The Indian Union (in English). He was the president of the Indian National Congress in 1909 and in 1918. He later founded Banaras Hindu University, commonly known as BHU, a prominent institution of learning in India today.

On his 150th birth anniversary (i.e. 25th Dec, 2011), Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh announced that a Centre for Malaviya Studies will be set up at the Banaras Hindu University apart from establishment of scholarships and education related awards in his memory.

Malviya Nagar in Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi, Bhopal and Jaipur are named after him. A  Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) at Jaipur is named after him. Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College in Gorakhpur, UP is also named after him.

Club News

Special Covers and Picture Postcards

7 Special covers were issued during GUJPEX 2011, held in Vadodara from 23 – 25 December 2011.


Capt Vijay Hazare


GSFC, Vadodara : 375 years old Banyan Tree


National Institute of Design : Golden Jubilee


Pride of the Nation : The Asiatic Lion


Convent of Jesus and Mary Gils’ High School, Vadodara 


Archaeological Survey of India’s 150th anniversary


Birth Centenary of Thought Transformation

Picture Postcards

A unique set of 22 picture postcards with cancellations of 21 places where Mahatma Gandhi had Night Halts during Dandi March. Each postcard is numbered and have same number on all of them and also on the Khadi cover in which they are placed. Only 500 sets are issued during GUJPEX 2011, held at Vadodara from 23rd to 25th December,2011.


View cards : http://setenantsofindia.blogspot.com/2011/12/dandi-march-picture-postcards-gujpex.html

courtesy : Shrikant Parikh, Ahmedabad

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