Postal Stamp Image : BETHUNE COLLEGE 0895 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 04/09/1978
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0895
Postal Stamp Name : BETHUNE COLLEGE
Stamp Information : The Bethune College, Calcutta, is commencing its centenary celebration in 1978. to trace the origin and expansion of the College over the last 100 years is. One might say, to unfold the history of the development of women?s education in modern India. In the annals of the women?s education, 4th September is a memorable day. For, it was on this day in 1850 that the establishment of a school for girls in Clacutta was approved. This was the Hindu Female School, later called the Bethune School, the fruit of the tireless efforts of John Ellliot Drinkwater Bethune, Ramgopal Mukherjee. The institution streered its way through many ups and downs with the support and patronage of Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar among others. The first ever woman candidate passed the Entrance Examination of Calcutta University from the school in 1878. The college classes were thereupon opened in the Bethune School to enable her to pursue studies for the F.A. In 1887-88 the college classes were separted and a full-fledged college under the appellation Bethune College came into being. From such a modest beginning the college became the pioneer for every activity associated with women?s advancement in the intellectual, social, political and cultural spheres not only in Bengal but also in the rest of India. The Post and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative stamp to mark the centenary of this pioneer institution.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp depicts the building of the Bethune College.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Brown and Green
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