Jallianwala Bagh Martyrdom

A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre :

1409 The Jallianwala Bagh Martyrdom [India Stamp 1994]Issued by India

Issued on Apr 13, 1994

Issued for : The Dept. of Posts is privileged to bring out a special postage stamp to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrdom.

Credits :
Stamp design : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma, Artist Dept. of Posts.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Two Colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels of 47 cms width

Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • On the 13th of April 1919, the ban on public meetings which was announced early in the day, was not heard by many in the city and especially those who came in from the outskirts for the Baisakhi Mela. As the hour of dusk drew near, the peaceful gathering in Jallianwala Bagh swelled to many thousands of people whose one thought was to demonstrate their solidarity and express their will to freedom. Little did they realize the fate that awaited them.
  • The martyrdom of those who laid down their lives that day at Jallianwala Bagh, strengthened the resolve of the people to oppose foreign rule, undaunted by suffering and struggle for independence and hastened the dawn of freedom. Today Jallianwala Bagh is an everlasting symbol of nonviolence, peace, unity and steadfastness of purpose in the quest for liberty and freedom.

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