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 Prabodh Chandra

Prabodh Chandra

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Prabodh Chandraan Indian freedom fighter and writer :

प्रबोध चंद्रप्रबोध चन्द्र : Punjab Pradesh CongressIssued by India

Issued on Oct 24, 2005

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Prabodh Chandra.

Credits :
Stamp : Brij Raj Goel
FDC & Cancellation : Nenu Gupta

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolor

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Prabodh Chandra

Born on Oct 24, 1911 at Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India [now Pakistan]

Died on Feb 8, 1986

About : 

  • Prabodh Chandra was a great freedom fighter and a visionary leader.
  • Born at Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) on 24th October 1911, to Satya Dev, Headmaster of a Government High School and Durga Devi, he did his matriculation from the Government High School, Gujarat in 1927 and his Intermediate as a private candidate in 1930 before completing his graduation and Post Graduation from the F.C. College, Lahore (now in Pakistan). An admirer of Subhash Chandra Bose, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and the Zutshi sisters, he was also influenced with the lives of Shivaji and Garibaldi. He started his political career at the age of 16 and formed the Multan Student Union in 1927. He was closely associated with the Lahore Revolutionary Party and was arrested in connection with the Multan Bomb case in 1929. He was first jailed in 1930 and 1936, and again from 1942 to 1945. He laid the foundations of the students’ movement in Punjab, and was Chairman of the All-India Students’ Conference in 1936. He was also selected as the sole representative of the Indian students to the World Youth Congress in Budapest in 1938 which he could not attend.
  • Later on he joined the Indian National Congress and was a member of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
  • He was elected a Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1946. After independence, he remained Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1952, 1960 and 1962.
  • He held the august office of the Speaker, Punjab Legislative Assembly from March 1962 to March 1964. He served as a Minister of Education, Health and local Self Government in the Council of Ministers of Punjab. He was also a Member of Parliament from 1971 to 1977. He was associated with numerous public and Government bodies in his lifetime.
  • A man of the masses, Prabodh Chandra always strove for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. He emphasized on social equality. He was the supporter of cottage industries, although he was not against the heavy industries either.
  • He was also an accomplished writer and editor of an English Monthly ‘The Students’ Tribune’ at Lahore in 1936. He also contributed articles to the ‘Contemporary India’, a quarterly journal:Student’s Movement in India’ (1939), ‘Sixty Year of Congress’ (1946) were his popular publications.
  • He died on 8th February 1986.
  • Text: Material given by the proponents.
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