A commemorative postage stamp on Ch. Brahm Prakash Yadav, 1st Chief Minister of Delhi (1952-1955) :
Issued by India
Issued on Aug 11, 2001
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a postage stamp honouring Chaudhary Brahm Parkash.
Stamp : Kamleshwar Singh
FDC : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Four Colour
Denomination : 400 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing Size : 2.54 x 3.55 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m stamp paper
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Eagle Press Pvt. Ltd.
Name : Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav
Born on 1918 at Jaffarpur Kalan Village, West Delhi, Delhi, India
Died on 1993
- Chaudhary Brahm Parkash (1918-1993), former Chief Minister of Delhi, was a leader known for his self-less public service, social commitment and organisational abilities.
- Hailing from the village Shakarpur in Delhi, he started his public life with the local Congress Committee in 1936, at a time when the freedom struggle was moving towards its crescendo. He was assigned an important role in Mahatma Gandhi‘s Individual Satyagraha Movement of 1940. He was imprisoned many times by the colonial rulers. During the ‘Quit India‘ movement of 1942, he was one among the leaders of the ‘under ground’ activities in Delhi.
- In the post-independence period, he was a leading light in the political arena of Delhi and served as the Minister in charge of Planning and Development as well as the Chief Minister. He also served as a member of India‘s delegation to the United Nations in 1966. His stints in the Parliament during 1957-71 and 1977-79 saw him winning accolades as an able parliamentarian. He also made noteworthy contributions as the Union Cabinet Minister for Food, Agriculture, Irrigation and Cooperatives.
- Rural development and empowerment of the weaker and depressed sections of the society were causes close to Chaudhary Brahm Parkash‘s heart. With his long experience in public service and enormous insight into the realities of rural life, he was quick to realise the potential of cooperative societies in mitigating the hardships of the village folks. He started organising village and agriculture cooperatives as early as 1945. Strengthening the cooperative movement remained a life-long pre-occupation for him. He was also a proponent of the Panchayati Raj institutions. He organised the National Union of Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities in 1977 to work for the welfare of these weaker sections.
- Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.