Vijay Singh Pathik

A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Rashtriya Pathik’ Bhoop Singh Gurjar :

1331 Vijay Singh Pathik [India Stamp 1992]Issued by India

Issued on Apr 29, 1992

Description of Designs : The stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik, the First Day Cover by Sankha Samant and cancellation is by Alka Sharma.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single 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 : Indigenous Un W/M Gravure Coated Gummed Stamp Paper

Number Printed : 6,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Bhoop Singh Gurjar

Born on 1882 at Guthawali, Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died on 1954 at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

About : 

  • Pathik tried to create proper conditions for the social, moral and economic upliftment of the people of Mewar. He said that men and women are equal. Women should be offered equal opportunities to render service to the nation. He told women that their first duty was to educate their illiterate sisters.
  • When Pathik came to Rajasthan, it was divided into separate feudal states under the name of Rajputana. He called this place Rajasthan and started his own independent Hindi weekly, the Rajasthan Sandesh from Ajmer in the late twenties. But due to his political activities and also for the lack of adequate funds, this paper had to be closed down. Again in the mid-thirties he started another Hindi weekly, the Nav Sandesh from Ajmer. It was immensely popular among the people, but had a chequered existence as it was banned by the Government during the Quit India Movement. Later, he edited Naveen Rajasthan, Rajasthan Kesari, etc.
  • He expressed his views on different subjects through the Hindi weekly Tarun Rajasthan also. He was popularly known as a Rashtriya Pathik. He was also a prolific writer of great distinction. Some of his books are Ajay Meru (a novel), Pathik Pramod (a collection of stories), Pathikji ke Jail ke Patra, Pathik ki Kavitaon ka Sangharsh, etc. He was also appointed the President of the Rajputana Madhya Bharat Provincial Congress.

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