Postal Stamp Image : S.L. SHARMA 1416 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 28/09/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1416
Postal Stamp Name : S.L. SHARMA
Stamp Information : Pundit Sunder Lal Sharma Pundit Sunder Lal Sharmawas born on 21st December 1881 at rajam, the historical city of Chhatisgarh in Raipur district of Madhya Pradesh. He was the pioneer of the freedom struggle in this area and was called "the Chhatisgarhi Gandhi". Sunder Lal Sharma established the Rajim Kavi Samaj in 1898-99. As a literary luminary of Hindi, he shaped the Chhatisgarhi dialect into a language by composing the poetic work named "Chhatisgarhi Dan-Lila" in 1905. In the same year he initiated the freedom struggle against the British Rule in the area. He started the "Jungle Satyagraha" by organising the tribals in the inaccessible forests in 1916-17. He led the famous Kandel Nahar Satyagraha. He acompied Gandhiji on his visit to Chhatisgarh from Calcutta. He was imprisoned on the charge of sedition for one year in May, 192. He went to jail, time and again, during Nagpur Flag Satyagraha in 1930 and in 1932. As a social reformer,he opened a new chapter for the scheduled casts belonging to the Satnami castes by offering Janeu (the sacred thread) to them. This revolutionary and courageous task made the Hindus call him "Chamar Brahmin". In a bid to remove untouchability he entered the temple of Rajim along with the so-called lower caste people. He struggled for the welfare of the untouchables, the downtrodden and the exploited classes till his last breath. In 1927, he started the historical march of 700 Kms from Dhamtari to Kakinada to take part in the Kakinada Congress Session. He donated his entire property and dedicated himself to the service of the nation, till his death on 28th September, 1940. Aresearch chair has been instituted in his name in ravi Shankar Uiversity, Raipur and the library there is also named after him. Text: Courtesy B.L. Mishra, Chairman Pundit Sunder Lal Sharma Memorial Committee.
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 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 : Purple
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