Postal Stamp Image : E. V. RAMASWAMI 0896 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/09/1978
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0896
Postal Stamp Name : E. V. RAMASWAMI
Stamp Information : E.V. Ramasami, or E.V.R. as he was popular know, was born on September 17, 1879 at Erode in Tamil Nadu. He left school at the age of ten and joined his father in business when he was twelve. The patriotic fervour of Ramasami led him to give up his lucrative business and join the Indian National Congress in its struggle for freedom. He became an ardent fighter and came to be closely associated with Rajaji. Ramasami courted imprisonment several times during the freedom movement. The satyagraha he launched at Vaikkom in Kerla against the despicable practice of barring entry of people of certain castes into the streets where people of other casted lived was a success and he earned the title ?Vaikkom Hero?. He left the Congress in 1925 and carried on a crusade prohibition. E.V.R. strove for the emancipation of the exploited masses and weaker sections of society. In 1925 he founded the Self-Respect Movement, a socio-political organization of which he was the President. He started a weekly, ?Kudiyarasu? (Republic) and later a daily, ?Viduthalai? (Freedom) to propagate the principles of his movement. In particular, Ramasami preached intercaste marriages and re-marriage of widows. It was his firm conviction that orthodoxy, superstition, social discrimination and many other evils which persisted in the society should go. He waged a relentless battle against these till the very end of his life. In 1938 E.V.R. was elected President of the Justice Party. He started a movement in the cause of Tamil during this period. At the famous Salem Conference in 1944 he and his lieutenant the late C.N. Annadurai (last Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) converted the Justice Party into a new organization called ?Dravida Kazhagam.? An ardent fighter, an avowed revolutionary and a hard-headed rationalist, E.V.R. was simple and humane. He passed away on December 24, 1973 when he was 94.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is vertical depicting a portrait of E.V. Ramasami in black colour. The First Day Cover shows a sculpture of a hand holding a torch from the Samadhi of Ramasami.
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 : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 50,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Grey
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