A commemorative postage stamp on Natesa Mudaliar :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 17, 2008
Issued for : India Post is happy to release a commemorative postage stamp in the memory of Dr. C. Natesan.
Stamp : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : wet offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : C. Natesa Mudaliar
Born on 1875 at Triplicane, Madras Presidency, British India
Died on 1937 at Madras, India
- Dr. Natesan was twice elected to the state assembly during 1920-26 and 1933-37. He was a powerful speaker and raised many pertinent issues in the assembly on the upliftment of the weaker sections. As member of Madras Municipal Council he opposed the decisions of the Council to dump garbages near residences of scheduled castes living on the periphery of the town.
- In the government formed by the Justice Party, important legislations like Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act and the Legislations for abolishing Devadasi system were enacted. The impact of these legislation on the society has been profound.
- Dr. Natesan was a rationalist and he rebelled against superstition, discrimination, illiteracy and exploitation. He devoted his life for the upliftment of the poor exploited. He worked for achieving equality, social justice, education and eradication of poverty. He awakened and shook the conscience of the people towards the rampant ills of the society of the times. His efforts made the Dravidian Movement a force to reckon with and alleviated the suffering of millions.
- Text : Based on Material received by the proponent.