Gandhi Centenary

Complete set of 4 nos of India Postage Stamps to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi Centenary :

India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969Issued by India

Issued on Oct 2, 1969

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

All stamps are printed on unwatermarked paper by photogravure process at India Security Press.

With Kasturba :

Description of Design : The Stamp depicts Gandhiji with Kasturba
Designed
by : Shri Suraj Sadan, Artist of Delhi

Colour : Brown
Denomination : 20 Paise
Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms.
Printing Size : 2.98 X 2.52 cms.
Perforation : 14 x 13½
Quantity Printed : 8 million
Number per issue sheet : 42

Father of the Nation :

Description of Design : The stamp depicts Gandhiji in a happy mood
Designed by : Shri P. B. Chitnis, India Security Press
Colour : Orange
and Raw Sienna
Denomination : 75 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Quantity Printed : 3.5 million
Number per issue sheet : 35

On to Dandi :

Description of Design : The stamp depicts Gandhiji on the Dandi March
Designed
by :
 India Security Press on the basis of the wood-cut by Nandalal Bose
Colour : Bronze Blue
Denomination : Rs 1/-
Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.28 cms.
Printing Size : 3.80 X 2.00 cms.
Perforation : 14½ x 14
Quantity Printed : 2.25 million
Number per issue sheet : 50

At the Spinning Wheel :

Description of Design : The stamp depicts Gandhiji at the Spinning Wheel. The Sun and the Lotus are shown as symbols of ‘Truth’ and ‘NonViolence’.
Designed
by :
 Shri C. R. Pakrashi, Artist of Delhi
Colour : Orange
and Brown
Denomination : Rs. 5/-
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 14½ x 14
Quantity Printed : 2.25 million
Number per issue sheet : 50

Name : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Born on Oct 2, 1869 at Porbandar State, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire [now Gujarat, India]

Died on Jan 30, 1948 at New Delhi, India

About : 

  • … In ages to come, centuries and may be millenniums after us, people will think of this generation when this man of God trod the earth and will think of us who, however small, could also follow his path and probably tread on that holy ground where his feet had been … – Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • Generations to come … will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. – Albert Einstein
  • The world has lost its greatest figure perhaps history too, has lost its greatest figure. I pray that India may act according to the spirit of Mr. Gandhi and not that of his assassin and that the whole world will catch his spirit and shall move towards the peace which Mr. Gandhi loved. – Fenner Brockway
  • … Love, for Gandhi, was a potent instrument for social and collective transformation. It was in this Gandhian emphasis on love and nonviolence that I discovered the method for social reform that I had been seeking for so many months … – Dr. Martin Luther King (Jr.)
  • There is no doubt Gandhi had great spiritual qualities and the one only hope, even though he is not with his people, is that his influence will grow to help them through the years. … One hopes the very violence of his death will turn people away from violence which certainly bring none any good at the present time. – Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • To us Gandhi was one of the saints on the earth; one of the few brave men standing for what he believed is right … – Mr. Peari S. Buck

 

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