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 R.S. Ruikar

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Ramchandra Sakharam Ruikara pioneer of Indian labour movement :

Ramchandra Sakharam Ruikar : Indian Labour Movementरामचंद्र सखाराम रुईकर : All India Forward Bloc (Ruikar)Issued by India

Issued on May 1, 1995

Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a postage stamp in memory of R.S. Ruikar.

Credits :
Stamp : India Security Press, Nasik
 Ruikar Birth Centenary Celebration Committee, Nagpur
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma, Artist, Dept. of Posts.

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 Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets 50.8 x 47 cms.

Number of Stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

Name : Ramchandra Sakharam Ruikar

Born on Jan 8, 1895 at Rui, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Died on 

About : 

  • In the course of long and dedicated struggle for emancipation of the workers and participation in the freedom struggle, Ruikar was imprisoned on several occasions, notably after his arrest in connection with the strike of GIP Railways employees in 1930, Model Mill workers strike at Nagpur in 1932, after the fiery speech delivered in the conference of All India Trade Union Congress at Calcutta in 1933 supporting the resolution on freedom for the country, and for his role in the Non-Cooperation and Quit India Movements.
  • A powerful orator and a man of indomitable spirit, Ruikar also made his mark in the political field. With the Congress till 1938, he later joined the Forward Bloc under the leadership of Netaji and rose to be its President. In 1946 he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in the then Central Provinces and Berar, and was instrumental in the enactment of labour legislation of far reaching import.
  • Text : Ruikar Birth Centenary Celebration Committee & Dictionary of National Biography.
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