Postal Stamp Image : HIRALAL SHASTRI (POLITITION) 0832 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 24/11/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0832
Stamp Information : Hiralal Shastri was born onnNovember 24, 1899 at Jobner in Jiapur District. Born in a peasant family, he had his early education in Jobner. Hiralal secured the deegree of Sahitya Shastri in 1920. He took B.A. degree in 1921 from Maharaja's College, Jaipur, securing the first rank. From early childhood Hiralal had a burning desire to go to some village and devote his life to the service of the don-trodden. Though he joined Jaipur State Service in 1921 and had a meteoric rise to become Secretary in the Home and Foreign Departments, he resigned the same in 1927. While in administrative service he displayed qualities of hard work, efficiency and fearlessness. In 1929, in fulfilment of his childhood resolve, Hiralal Shastri selected a remote and backward village Banasthali, 45 miles from Jaipur and founded 'Jeevan Kutir' there. Here he trained a band of dedicated social workers and endeavoured to implement a programme of rural recognition. These workers later became the heralds of political aakening in many of the Rajputana States. He himself as dran to political arena when he was drafted to re-organise Jaipur Rajya Praja Mandal in 1937 of hich he was twice elected General Secretary and twice Prsident. In 1939, he led the Praja Mandal's Satyagraha for achievement of civil liberties and suffered a six-month imprisonment. In 1947 he was appointed General Secretary of All India States Peoples Conference. The same year he was elected to thee Constituent Assembly. On the installation of representative Government in Jaipur State in 1948 Hiralal Shastri took over as the Chief Minister and hen Rajasthan State was formed on March 30, 1949 he became its first Chief Minister. On him fell the herculeean task of integrating the diveerse princely units into efficient modern administration. He accomplished this complx task ably in a short period. He resigned on January 5, 1951 and later became member of the Second Lok Sabha. Banasthali Vidyapith, founded by Hiralal Shastri, has today became a prmier national institution for women's education. Hirala Shastri passed away on December 28, 1974. Fertheright and fearless in his views, an Indian to the core of his heart, a selfless social worker, Pandit Hiralal Shastri as a farsighted and popular leader. To him goes largely the credit of laying the foundation of a strong, unified and progressive Rajasthan. The Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Pandit Hiralal Shastri.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
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 : Red Brown
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