A commemorative postage stamp on the Bharti Bhavan Library, Allahabad :
Issued by India
Issued on Aug 30, 1995
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to bring out a postage stamp to commemorate this historic institution.
Design : The stamp design symbolizes the contribution of the Library to the dissemination and growth of knowledge. The design on the First Day Cover captures the ambience of the library.
Stamp & FDC : Dinesh Banduni.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 600 Paise
Stamp Overall Size : 3.34 x 2.88 cms.
Stamp Print Size : 2.99 x 2.53 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m adhesive gravure coated gummed stamp paper in sheets of 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 1 Million in sheets of 42
Printer : India Security Press
Printing Process : Photogravure
- The Bharti Bhawan Library, Allahabad, was established on 15 December 1889 and since over a hundred years now, this institution has been an important centre of learning and public awakening.
- Founded during the days of British rule in India with the aim of bringing knowledge and education closer to the masses, the Library provided a unique collection of Hindi, Sanskrit and Urdu books under one roof.
- In those early days, the Library came to be closely associated with the freedom movement as revolutionaries used to often meet here and those in Naini jail received regular supplies of books to read. Looked upon with suspicion by the British, the Library was regarded as a nursery of freedom fighters.
- A pioneering institution dedicated to the public, the Bharti Bhawan Library has a fine treasure of old and rare books and valuable manuscripts that have inspired many generations of young men and women. Its development plans include extension of existing premises, opening of new branches, preservation of rare papers and manuscripts besides greater attention to the books and literature for women and children with a view to inculcate and encourage the reading habit and foster a sense of national unity.
- Text Source: Bharti Bhawan Library, Allahabad.