A commemorative postage stamp on Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray, an Indian nationalist and statesman, founder of Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir :
Issued on Dec 22, 2010
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Shri Bhausaheb Hiray.
Stamp/FDC/Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printers : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Bhausaheb Hiray
Born on Mar 1, 1905 at Nimgaon, Nashik, India
Died on Nov 6, 1961
- Shri Bhausaheb Hiray was born on 01st March 1905 at Nimgaon, a small village in Nashik district. He had his primary education at his village and moved to a nearby town to pursue high school studies. After graduation he did his L.L.B. from Vadodara.
- He took active part in the social work of Sathyashodhak Movement launched by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. He also took part in the Quit India Movement and was imprisoned for 15 months.
- Shri Bhausaheb Hiray had a strong conviction that education is the only tool with which the poverty of the people can be rooted out. His life’s mission was to provide good education. He formed “Nimgaon Vibhag Prasarak Mandal” and Adivasi Sewa Samiti and opened schools & hostels. By 1952, the educational institutions he had opened were brought under one umbrella and were named Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir.
- Whether it was building up the cooperative movement, fostering unity between Hindus and Muslims, imparting good education, tribal movement, launching of Koyna Dam Project, getting the Tillers Act implemented; the role of Shri Bhausaheb Hiray was truly commendable. In 1960, he led a delegation to Japan and successfully voiced India‘s concern on Nuclear Proliferation. He passed away on 06th November 1961.
- Text : Based on materials provided by the proponent.