Postal Stamp Image : SANJAY GANDHI 1010 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 23/06/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.35
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1010
Postal Stamp Name : SANJAY GANDHI
Stamp Information : Sanjay Gandhi was born on 14 December 1946 in New Delhi. He was the son of Feroze and Indira Gandhi, and the grandson of India?s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. After his early education in New Delhi and Dehra Dun, he pursued his interests in engineering with the Rolls Royce Factory in 1966 with a Diplomac in Mechanical Engineering and began the unique venture of building a ?people?s car?, Maruti, neither asking for nor getting any favours. However, events overtool him as he was drawn into the national life of the country and began to take an active interest in the national life of the country and began to take an active interest in the development of the youth of the country. In 1975, Sanjay Gandhi joined the Youth Congress, and from the beginning he set his stamp on its activities. His unswerving conviction that action spoke louder than words, led to result oriented programmes. These he propagated in clear, simple language with an intensity that was compelling. He was able to harness youth in constructive programmes and emerged as the leader of a surging youth movement in the country, providing leadership for a new generation of young Indians who needed both direction and inspiration. The 5-Point Programme which Sanjay Gandhi propounded struck at the very roots of social injustice, and was directed towards channelling the abundant energies and constructive work of the youth of India towards the goal of National reconstruction. March 1977 saw a reversal in the political fortunes of Sanjay Gandhi, but not a reversal in his beliefs and convictions. In spite of a spate of legal cases and other harassment instituted against him and persecution from several quarters, he continued to inspire and motivate. This was the supreme test of leadership, and the qualities of courage and dignity displayed by Sanjay Gandhi earned him the unqualified support of his followers and the masses of India. The Congress (I) Party won an overwhelming victory and Sanjay Gandhi was elected to the Lok Sabha in January 1980 from Amethi. In the Lok Sabha, he became the Symbol of a new generation of Indians who, through unstinted hard work, wanted to build up the country and its people to a destined greatness. On 10 June 1980, he was appointed General Secretary of the of the AICC (I) to begin this task. Hardly had Sanjay Gandhi?s parliamentary career begun, when it was cruelly cut short. On 23 June 1980, he died in an air crash in New Delhi. He left unfinished a gigantic task but in the short span of his life, he set an example of service and leadership to his countrymen, which will remain a beacon of inspiration for future generations. The P & T Department is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp in his memory.
Philatelic Stamp Description : First Day Cover was designed by GRAPHISADS, New Delhi and the special cancellation by Charanjit Lal.
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 : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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