A commemorative postage stamp on the 25th Death Anniversary of Surendranath Jauhar “Faquir” :
Issued on Sep 2, 2011
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Surendra Nath Jauhar.
Stamp, FDC & Calculation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : I.S.P. Nashik Road
Name : Surendra Nath Jauhar
Born on Aug 13, 1903 at Vahalee, Jhelum, Punjab, British India [now in Pakistan]
Died on Sep 2, 1986
- Surendra Nath Jauhar was born on 13 August 1903 at village Vahalee, Dist. Jhelum, West Punjab (now in Pakistan). He had his higher education at D.A.V. College and National College, Lahore. From his student days onwards he actively participated in the freedom movement. An entry in the official directory of Freedom Fighters of Delhi acclaims him as one of the prominent and fiery freedom fighters of the day. He was member of D.C.C. (1939), member of P.C.C. (1934-47); took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement. In 1930, he organized boycott of foreign cloth in Chandni Chowk markets. Showing exemplary courage he read the Independence Day Resolution on 14th November 1930 at the Clock Tower, Chandni Chowk. He was arrested and sentenced to nine months rigorous imprisonment in the Central Jail, Multan and released in 1931 on account of Gandhi–lrwin Pact. In 1942, he went underground and worked with Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali and Shri Jugal Kishore Khanna. He was arrested again on September 17, 1942 and tried on various counts for about two years but acquitted on May 6, 1944.
- After independence, moving away from active politics he chose religious pursuits by joining Sri Aurobinda Ashram, Delhi. “All life is Yoga” – is the revolutionary doctrine of Sri Aurobindo. As a true follower of this doctrine, he worked tirelessly towards making the Delhi Centre what it is today. His perseverance, foresight and zeal made the Delhi Ashram a true centre of spiritual pursuit for everyone.
- Meditation apart, service to the humanity is supreme. The Ashram now provides free medical service to people. He organized disaster relief operations in the cyclone affected areas of Orissa and to earthquake victims in Gujarat. He also launched programmes to expose the youth to India’s unique and great spiritual and cultural heritage. In 500 Youth and National Integration Camps organized under his leadership more than 40,000 young people have benefited from those camps which also exposed them to rock climbing, trekking, leadership, meditation, volunteer service etc.
- Surendera Nath Jauhar’s life was an Inspiring saga of commitment to the nation, a commitment to which he devoted his entire life. The fire of the freedom fighter burnt as a steady flame of zeal and devotion in the spiritual life which marked the later phase of his life. He passed away on 02 Sept. 1986.
- Text : Based on the material provided by the proponent.