Postal Stamp Image : HO CHI MINH 1405 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/05/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1405
Postal Stamp Name : HO CHI MINH
Stamp Information : Ho Chi Minh The architectect of Vietnamese independence, Ho Chi Minh was born on 19th May, 1890, at Kim Lien village, Nam Dan Distict in the province of Nghe Tinh in Central Vietnam. His real name was Nguyen Sinh Cung, which was changed first to Nguyen Tat Tanh and then to Nguyen Ai Quoc or "Nguyen the patriot". He adopted the name of Ho Chi Minh in 1942. Greatly inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution and the works of Rousseau and Montesquieu, he left Vietnam in 1911 in search of the right course of action for libertion from French Colonialism. During his 30 years abroad, he participated actively in many socio-political movements. He was a member of the French Socialist Party and took part in the founding of the French Communist Party. In February, 1930, he convened a conference for all Vietnamese revolutionaries at Hong Kong and merged the various Communist groups into the Communist Party of Vietnam. He was also responsible for working out the Party's political platform, strategy and statue. In 1941, Ho Chi Minh secretly returned to Vietnam and formed Viet Minh, the Indiapendence League. He believed that the revolution in Indo-China was part of the world-wide struggle against colonialism, imperialism and fascism. In August, 1945, he called a people's national Congress and ordered, a general insurrection. On 2nd September, 1945, as Head of the Provisional Government, he proclaimed the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The struggle for liberation, however, continued till 1954, when a temporary partition was agreed upon to stop the bloodshed. Ho Chi Minh passed away on 2nd September, 1969, after a simple but eventful life. The Vietnamese people translated their sorrow into action, stepping up the struggle for a reunified and independent Vietnam, which was finally achieved in April 1975, fulfilling Ho Chi Minh's life-long dream. Simple in life, he chose to live in a hut rater than the Presidential Palace, cultivating his own vegetables. His other interests led him to journalism, poetry, playwriting, acting and lecturing. He was deeply interested in other cultures, and did his best to promote and protect the Vietnamese cultural traditions. In the words of Pandit Nehru, Ho Chi Minh was "not only a peace-lover, but also a particularly affable and friendly personage, one who never thought of himself, who was so simple and modest ... a man of the masses a leader who knew how to combine in a rare manner utmost generosity with the most stubborn determination". Text: Courtesy Embassy of Vietnam in India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp depicts the portrait of late Dr. Ho Chi Minh and house he lived in. The stamp and first day cover are based on photographs furnished by the Vietnamese Embassy. Cancellation design is by Ms. Nenu Gupta.
Stamp Currency : R
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 Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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