Postal Stamp Image : EXECUTION OF VEER NARAYAN SINGH 1278 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 10/12/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1278
Stamp Information : VEER NARAYAN SINGH A great son of the Mahanadi VAlley and the soil of Chhattisgarh, Veer Narayan Singh Binjhwar was born to the Zamindar of Sonakhan in 1795. In 1856 when Chhattisgarh was in the grip of severe famine the merchants hoasted grain, Narayan Singh could not tolerate seeing people die of starvation. He sought to borrow grain from merchants as 'Barhi' and ultimately, performing the duties of a 'Kshetra Pramukh', he arranged to take out grain from the warehouse and distributed it amongst the people, under intimation to Charles Elliot, the Deputy Commissinor of Raipur. But on the complaint of Makhan, a merchant, the British Governmnet arrested Narayan Singh on 24th Oct. 1856 at Sambalpur and sent him to jail at Raipur. In 1857 when the flame of revolution was ignited in the country, it lit sparks in the forest-region of Chhattisgarh and the people unanimously elected the imprisoned Narayan Singh as their leader. With the help of soldiers and the public, Narayan Singh escaped from the jail in August, 1857 and reached Sonakhan. He organised his trusted followers and had an encounter with the British army near Sonakhan. He was moved by the atrocities and the acts of devastation and destruction of the British. He surendered himself to the British army to protect the lives of the people. Narayan Singh was charged with treason and sentenced to death. He was publicly executed on 10th December, 1857. He sacificed his life willingly for the country. The army contingent stationed at Raipur and the public revolted at Raipur, on 18th January, 1858 under the leadership of Hanuman Singh. A British Officer was killed. People were inspired by the immortal sarifice of Veer Narayan Singh and seventeen of them were sentenced to death on 22nd JAn. 1858. Their sacrifice, like Veer NArayan Singh's martyrdom, was a memorable event in the history of Chhattisgarh which gave momentum to the freedom movement.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 60p stamp has been designed by Shri Sankha Samantha. The first day cover design has been prepared by Shri J. Swaminathan and the cancellation by Smt. Alka Sharma.
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 P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Dark Brown
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