02 October 2013

Gandhi Jayanti - International Day of Non–violence


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Today  is Gandhi Jayanti. It  is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation" . The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that October 2 will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Mahatma Gandhi has been commemorated on stamps issued by several countries  . Gandhi is a favourite subject in philately of the collectors all over the world. This Post is a philatelic tribute to the greatest leader of all time !!

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2nd October : International Day of Non- Violence


“Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.”  - Mahatma Gandhi

Special Cancellation on Gandhi today

A Special Cancellation will be issued on Mahatama Gandhi at Gorakhpur on 2nd October 2013.


2nd October – Birth Anniversary : Lal Bahadur Shastri

2nd October is also the Birth anniversary of great freedom fighter and second Prime Minister of India, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.


Cover : Timir Shah -  Vadodara


Lal Bahadur Shastri (2 October 1904  – 11 January 1966) joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. Deeply impressed and influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, he became a loyal follower Gandhi. He served as Railways Minister and Prime Minister of India.  He became a national hero following the victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. His slogan of "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" ("Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer") became very popular during the war and is remembered even today. The war was formally ended in the Tashkent Agreement of 10 January 1966; he died the following day, still in Tashkent, of a heart attack. This Post is a tribute to the great leaders of Of India


JAi Jawan Jai Kissan – Lal Bahadur Shastri


Press Clippings


Dainik Jagran 2nd Oct 2013

: Ashwani Dubey

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