Postal Stamp Image : GANGARAM & HOSPITAL 0856 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 04/09/1977
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0856
Postal Stamp Name : GANGARAM & HOSPITAL
Stamp Information : Ganga Ram was born on April 13, 1851 at Mangatwala now in Pakistan. After a brilliant academic carer he entered sevice as an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works epartment, Punjab. The planning and processess introduced by him for the construction of mnicipal services, structure and institutions were the first of its kind in India and became a model for generations to come. The most significant contribution of Ganga Ram was in the field of agriculture. To him. agriculture was the foundation of the development of all planning and prosperity in India. His efforts, inspiration and engineering skill larely contributed to make dry tracts of Punjab smile and become green which has made that state the granary of India with the highest per capita income. Ganga Ram was a great social reformer much ahead of his time. He was against dowry and child mariage and advocated widow re-marriage. He established institutions for vocational education and education of adult. Almost his entire earnings were put in a charitable trust named after him and were utilised to achieve a welfare society. To perpetuate his memory the Ganga Ram Trust, despite having been deprived of almost its entire reserve of funds and property due to partition of the country, is running an up-to-date hospital in New Delhi. Ganga Ram passed away on July 10, 1927 in England while functioning as an active member of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp in honour of this great son of India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts a portrait of the personality with a view of Ganga Ram Hospital building in New Delhi.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.28 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.75 X 1.9 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 14,1/
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 : Maroon
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