Postal Stamp Image : RAMMANOHAR LOHIA 0858 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 12/10/1977
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0858
Postal Stamp Name : RAMMANOHAR LOHIA
Stamp Information : Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia was born on March 2, 1910 in Akbarpur in Faizabad disrict. After graduation from Vidyasagar College, Calcutta in 1929, he proceded to England and Germany for higher studies and took a Doctorate degree from Humboldt University in Berlin. Lohia returned to India in 193. He became a founder member of the Congress Socialist Party in 1934 and was the first Editor of the wekly "Congress Socialist". He also became secretary of the Foreign Department of the Indian National Congress. The approaching shadows of World War II led him, along with some other younger leaders to propose the launching of a Satyagraha for Indian independence, He was arrested by the British Government for obstructing the supply of the material for the war. Ram Manohar Lohia took an active part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was one of the leaders who went underground. He set up secet radio stations in Bombay and Calcutta and also worked for "Azad Daste" in Nepal territory. He was arrested in 1944. On release from prison in 1946, he was offered the Secretaryship of the Congress Party but he declined as he did not gree that the Congress President should also be the Prime Minister or that any member of the Working Committee should be a minister. He. along with certain other socialist leaders, finally left the Congress in 1948. In 1952 they merged with the Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party and formed the Praja Socialist Aprty. However, he resigned the Secretaryship of the party as a protest against the refusal of Pattom Thanu Pillai, Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin, to quit office on the issue of police firing on language agitators in 1954. He formed the Socialist Party at Hyderabad and himself became Chairman and Editor of its organ, "mankind", in 1956. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1963. In 1964, the Socialist Party merged with the Praja Socialist Party, which then came to be known as Samyukta Socialist party. However, strong difference continued to account of insistece of the followers of Ram Manohar Lohia on Hindi as the national language, the rights of untouchables and the principle of no compromise with either the Congress or the Communists. Ram Manohar Lohia died on October 12, 1967, at Willington Nursing Hom, New Delhi, following an operation. A staunch advocate of socialism, Lohia was a crusader for social justice and always had uppermost in his mind the cause of the weak and the downtrodden. The high-light of his personality wa his refuasl to compromise with his basic principles for tha sake of political expediency. He believed on his idealogical purity, he was serving the nation, though the results may not be achieved in his life time. The Posts and Telegraphs Department is proud to bring out a commemorative postage stamp in honour of this great son of India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp depicts the portrait of Ram Manohar Lohia. The autograph in Devnagari of the personality also appears on the stamp.
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 : Red Brown
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