Postal Stamp Image : DR. B. R. AMBEDKAR 0530 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 14/04/1966
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.15
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0530
Postal Stamp Name : DR. B. R. AMBEDKAR
Stamp Information : The gifted mind of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar would have shone forth in any epoch and in any society. He came on the Indian scene when the tide of socio-political revolution was sweeping the land and he took it at the flood. The accident of his birth as an 'untouchable' gave a touch of poetic justice to the role he played during India's transition from a colony to a republic. Ambedkar was born in a Mahar family on April 14, 1891 at Mhow. His father was a Subedar in the Mahar regiment. As a child he was very studious and painstaking having realised at an early age that a sound education was the only means of bettering his lot. He said later, 'nobody can remove our grievances, as well as we can'. After graduation, he went on a scholarship to Columbia University at the age of 22. A thesis on Provincial Finance in British India, which earned him a Doctorate in Philosophy, capped his academic career at Columbia. He persuades his studies in Economics and Law at London and was eventually called to the Bar from Gray's Inn. He returned to India in 1923 and started a campaign to remove the disabilities from which the Harijans were suffering. Politically, he stood for a united self-governing community of Indians with special constitutional safeguards for the depressed classes. He was a socialist, but socialism meant little to him without religious and social equality. Though it might have papered that Dr. Ambedkar took extreme positions on social and political matters, it is a tribute to his patriotism and erudiction that independent India decided to make use of his talents to consolidate the gains of freedom. As Minister of Law and chairman of the Drafting Committee, Dr. Ambedkar played a leading part in the framing of the Indian Constitution. An authority on Constitutional Law, his influence in politics, social reform, education and religion has been fundamental. Dr. Ambedkar passed away on the 6th December 1956. His 75th birth anniversary falls on the 14th April 1966 and the P & T department takes this opportunity to honour this great Indian by issuing a commemorative stamp.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Designed and produced by the Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department and printed at Delhi Printers, 21 Darayaganj, Delhi-6.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.3 x 2.46
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.99 x 2.1 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 54
Stamp Perforations : 13,1/2 x 1
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Plum
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