Scindia School

A set of two commemorative postage stamps on the Centenary of Scindia School, Gwalior :

1574-astachal-mahatma-gandhi-centenary-of-scindia-school-gwalior-india-stamp-19971575-fort-building-maharaja-m-j-scindia-centenary-of-scindia-school-gwalior-india-stamp-1997Issued by India

Issued on Oct 20, 1997

Issued for : The department of Post is pleased to issue a special commemorative postage stamp to mark the centenary of Scindia School.

Design : The stamp design is in a beautiful setenant form, depicting the students in meditation, at Astachal, where the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inspires generations of students. The design also depicts the Gwalior Fort with an inset of the founder.

Design Credits :
Stamp, FDC, & Cancellation : J. P. Irani

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolor

Denomination : 500 Paise each

Overall Size : 6.68 X 2.88 cms.

Printing Size : 6.68 X 2.88 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper

Stamps Printed : 0.7 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

About : 

  • In 1897, late Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia established the Sardars School in Jal Vihar in the city of Gwalior. Along with the curriculum of studies, emphasis was on acquiring various skills such as shooting, riding and other sports related activities.
  • Later the school was moved to the premises of the Gwalior Fort covering an area of about 110 acres. During 1929 the school magazine was started and a school council was set up, a forum where further improvement could be discussed. During this time the school emerged as a premier public school of contemporary requirements. The school community became involved in the upliftment of the needy and has done pioneering work in this regard for the last 50 years. The social service league has adopted a village – Sonsa.

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