Postal Stamp Image : LOYALTY 0844 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 02/04/1977
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0844
Postal Stamp Name : LOYALTY
Stamp Information : Narottam Morarjee was born on April 2, 1877 at Porbandar. Narottam lost his father Morarjee Goculdas, a textile magnate, at the age of four. His two illustrious tutors Narayan Chandavarkar and Gopal Krishna Gokhale instilled in him a high sense of patriotism. Later he joined Elphinston College, Bombay but gave up studies to join his father's firm which managed two mills- Morarjee Goculdas Mill of Bombay and Sholapur Mill of Sholapur. Narottam Morarjee came into close contact ith such luminaries on the Indian political scene as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr, Annie Besant, Dadabhai Naoroji, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu and Motilal Nehru. Inspired by the wave of national resurgence generated by Mahatma Gandhi's gospel of Swaraj, Narottam Morarjee and his associates embarked upon a national shiping venture and the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Limited came into existence on March 27, 1919. Thus were laid the foundations of modern Indian shipping. On April 5, 1919, Scindia's first ship s.s. LOYALTY sailed from Bombay to the UNited Kingdom and unfurled the flag of Indian shipping in international waters. The epic voyage symbolised the generation of a vanquished national industry, development of neglected ports, growth of Indian trade, prevention of drain of ealth and opening of a career at sea to the Indian youth. It was with infinite patience and tenacity of purpose that Scindias conducted the long voyage towards their goal. For ten years Narotam Morarjee guided the destiny of the Scindia Company and promoted the interests of the Indian shipping industry. The progressive growth of Indian shipping beats testimony to his vision and foresight. Narottam Morarjee, the architect of the modern Indian shipping, passed away on November 5, 1929. In an arbituary tribute Mahatma Gandhi wrote in Young India: "The tragic death of Seth Marottam Morarjee removed from our midst a merchant prince who combined patriotism with commercial ambition.... His latest enterprise, the Scindia Steam Nvigtion Compny, was conceived as much through patriotism as through ambition. His charities were ide, discriminating and in keeping ith the modern requirements. The removal of such a son of India at this juncture is a great loss to the country". The P & T Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative stamp in honour of Narottam Morarjee on the occasion of his birth centenary.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts a portrait of Narottam Morarjee with a ship sailing on seas.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.5 x 2.54 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 : Blue
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