India on Gandhi Centenary

Complete set of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary :

India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969India Mahatma Gandhi centenary stamp 1969Issued by India

Issued on Oct 2, 1969

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

All stamps are printed on unwatermarked paper by photogravure process at India Security Press.

With Kasturba :

Description of Design : The Stamp depicts Gandhiji with Kasturba
Designed
by : Shri Suraj Sadan, Artist of Delhi

Colour : Brown
Denomination : 20 Paise
Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms.
Printing Size : 2.98 X 2.52 cms.
Perforation : 14 x 13½
Quantity Printed : 8 million
Number per issue sheet : 42

Father of the Natio:

Description of Design : The stamp depicts Gandhiji in a happy mood
Designed by : Shri P. B. Chitnis, India Security Press
Colour : Orange
and Raw Sienna
Denomination : 75 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Quantity Printed : 3.5 million
Number per issue sheet : 35

On to Dandi :

Description of Design : The stamp depicts Gandhiji on the Dandi March
Designed
by :
 India Security Press on the basis of the wood-cut by Nandalal Bose
Colour : Bronze Blue
Denomination : Rs 1/-
Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.28 cms.
Printing Size : 3.80 X 2.00 cms.
Perforation : 14½ x 14
Quantity Printed : 2.25 million
Number per issue sheet : 50

At the Spinning Wheel :

Description of Design : The stamp depicts Gandhiji at the Spinning Wheel. The Sun and the Lotus are shown as symbols of ‘Truth’ and ‘Non-Violence’.
Designed
by :
 Shri C. R. Pakrashi, Artist of Delhi
Colour : Orange
and Brown
Denomination : Rs. 5/-
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 14½ x 14
Quantity Printed : 2.25 million
Number per issue sheet : 50

Name : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Born on Oct 2, 1869 at Porbandar State, Kathiawar Agency, British India [now Gujarat]

Died on Jan 30, 1948 at New Delhi, India

About : 

  • Gandhiji‘s Dream : India of My Dreams
    • I shall work for an India, in which the poorest shall feel that it is their country in whose making they have an effective voice : an India in which there shall be no high class or low class of people : an India in which all communities shall live in perfect harmony. There can be no room in such an India for the curse of untouchability, or the curse of intoxicating drinks and drugs. Women will enjoy the same rights as men. Since we shall be at peace with all the rest of the world, neither exploiting, nor being exploited, we should have the smallest army imaginable. All interests not in conflict with the interests of the dumb millions will be scrupulously respected, whether foreign or indigenous. Personally, I hate distinction between foreign and indigenous. This is the India of my dreams.
    • I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. Mine is not a religion of the prison house.
    • If we are to make progress, we must not repeat history but make new history. We must add to the inheritance left by our ancestors. If we may make new discoveries and inventions in the phenomenal world, must we declare our bankruptcy in the spiritual domain? Is it impossible to multiply the exceptions, so as to make them the rule? Must men always be brute first and man after, if at all?
  • … In ages to come, centuries and may be millenniums after us, people will think of this generation when this man of God trod the earth and will think of us who, however small, could also follow his path and probably tread on that holy ground where his feet had been … – Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • Generations to come … will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. – Albert Einstein
  • The world has lost its greatest figure perhaps history too, has lost its greatest figure. I pray that India may act according to the spirit of Mr. Gandhi and not that of his assassin and that the whole world will catch his spirit and shall move towards the peace which Mr. Gandhi loved. – Fenner Brockway
  • … Love, for Gandhi, was a potent instrument for social and collective transformation. It was in this Gandhian emphasis on love and nonviolence that I discovered the method for social reform that I had been seeking for so many months … – Dr. Martin Luther King (Jr.)
  • There is no doubt Gandhi had great spiritual qualities and the one only hope, even though he is not with his people, is that his influence will grow to help them through the years. … One hopes the very violence of his death will turn people away from violence which certainly bring none any good at the present time. – Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • To us Gandhi was one of the saints on the earth; one of the few brave men standing for what he believed is right … – Mr. Peari S. Buck

 

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