Postal Stamp Image : SURYA SEN (REVOLUTIONARY) 0881 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 22/03/1978
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0881
Stamp Information : Surya Sen ? popularly called ?Masterda? ? was born on 22nd March, 1894 in the village Noapara, District Chittagong (now in Bangla Desh) in a lower middle class family. After graduation he started his career as a teacher in Chittagong. Immediately he devoted himself to building up a revolutionary organisation, as he firmly believed that the British rule in India, being based on brute force, could be overthrown through force only. His first major exploit was to secure about Rs. 18,000 by successfully organising a raid on the funds of the Assam Bengal Railway, a foreign commercial concern, in the year 1923. He and his associates were arrested but were released after a prolonged trial. This was followed by other revolutionary activities and spells in jail. Under the leadership of Surya Sen, the Chittagong Republican Army was organised with such death-defying courage that the programme drawn up by them was referred to as the ?Programme of Death.? On the evening of 18th April, 1930, the Chittagong Republican Army seized power in Chittagong Republican Army seized power in Chittagong through a sudden attack. They captured two Government Treasuries, the whole of the Telegraph and Telephone system, the Port and the Railway Station. Chittagong was cut off from the rest of India, and the British Government in Chittagong was cut off from the rest of India, and the British Government in Chittagong ceased to exist for a short time. In several engagements with the British forces, notably the one on Jalalabad hill on 22nd April, 1930, many of Surya Sen?s associates were killed and Masterda himself went underground, extending his activities to neighbouring Disricts. In February, 1933, the British Government at last succeeded in capturing him. After a brief trial, he was sentenced to death and was hanged at mid-night on 12th January, 1934. Before mounting the gallows, his last message to his followers on the other side of the jail was as follows: ?Brother, there is nothing to get demoralized. Go ahead with full confidence in victory. Our cause is just, our path is correct. Arise, awake, those who are still behind and march forward. Never look back. Our victory is assured. None can stop us from our success.? The P & T Department feels privileged to issue a commemorative stamp in honour of this great patriot and revolutionary.
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 : Watermarked Adhesive stamp paper with 'Ashoka Pillar'
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Raw Sienna and Brilliant Orange
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