A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Chaudhary Ramsewak Yadav, an Indian politician from Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh :
Issued by India
Issued on Jul 2, 1997
Issued for : Commemorative postage stamp record the nation’s legacy and the memory of eminent personalities and the Department of Posts is privileged to issue the commemorative stamp in honour of late Shri Ram Sewak Yadav.
Design Credits :
Stamp : Based on the Photograph.
FDC : Smt. Alka Sharma
Cancellation : Smt. Neenu Gupta
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Two
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.90 cms.
Printing size : 2.50 x 3.55 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd., Kanpur
Name : Chaudhary Ram Sevak Yadav
Born on Jul 2, 1926 at Taala, Tehsil Haidergarh, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on Nov 21, 1974
- Shri Ram Sewak Yadav was born in Village Tala, in Bara Banki district of Uttar Pradesh on 2nd July, 1926. He started his education at Behta Lower Primary School and graduated in 1949 from Kanya Kubja College, Lucknow and then earned the degree of LLB from Lucknow University.
- He evinced keen interest in political and social affairs of the country from a young age. He suffered imprisonment even during his college days for his participation in students movement and he was associated with Students Congress during 1946-51. He was fined in 1953-54 for his active role in connection with the cane-growers agitation in Bara Banki district and was sent to the jail more than once in connection with the movement for reduction in canal rates and the movement for abolition of land revenue.
- Shri Ram Sewak Yadav held several important posts like, Member, District Executive, Praja Socialist Party 1952 onwards, Joint Secretary, PSP 1952-54, and Socialist Party, Bara Banki District, 1955-56, General Secretary, All India Samyukta Socialist Party. He was a Member of Parliament successively for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Lok Sabhas, was also Chairman Public Accounts Committee, Leader of the opposition and also member, U.P. Vidhan Sabha.
- Shri Ram Sewak Yadav was among the leaders who adopted the emancipation of the backward and the economically deprived sections of the society, as their aim in life. This was the goal, towards which he worked tirelessly. He strove hard to remove social evils like untouchability and provided free legal advice to the poor. He firmly believed that any economic improvement to be realistic, must result in amelioration of the living conditions of agricultural labour in India‘s villages. He was committed to this cause till his untimely death in 1974.