India-South Africa Cooperation

Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi‘s 125th Birth Anniversary (1869-1948) :

1462 Mahatma Gandhi, India-South Africa Cooperation [India Setenant Stamp 1995]Issued by India

Issued on Oct 2, 1995

Issued for : It is in order to recall this common heritage and the links forged by Mahatma Gandhi and there after by Nelson Mandela that the Department of Post has sought to release these commemorative stamps on 2nd October, 1995, on completion of the hundred and twenty fifth birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The cancellation is a line drawing of the Pietermaritzberg Railway Station at which Mahatma Gandhi’s historic journey to satyagraha began.

Courtesy : Ministry of External Affairs; Shri M. V. Desai
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma
Miniature SheetIndia Security Press, Nashik Road

Type : Setenant pair of Stamps, Mint Condition

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 100 & 200 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 4.56 cms.

Printing size : 3.75 x 4.26 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper 53.5 x 50.8 cms.

Number of stamps Printed : 1.05 Million Each

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Born on Oct 2, 1869 at Porbandar, Gujarat, India

Died on Jan 30, 1948 at New Delhi, India

About : 

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s crusade against racist laws was taken up by the Africa National Congress. In Nelson Mandela it found a leader who thinks reconciliation is to be preferred to recrimination and vengeance for past wrongs. He now heads a government of national reconstruction which seeks to provide an African and human answer to the challenges bequeathed to India by Mahatma Gandhi. In Nelson Mandela, India finds an inspiration which is Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy to the whole world which, Indians have believed and practised for hundred of years, makes up the single family of humankind. Reaffirming faith in oneself and in Gandhi’s legacy, President Mandela described the essence of Gandhiji as the moral force he extols, the goodness he invokes, the justice and balance with which he seeks to promote human society.

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