Shastri Shankar Daji Pade
A commemorative postage stamp on Vaidya Shankar Daji Pade Shastri, founder of All India Ayurvedic Congress [a part of the series ‘Master Healers of AYUSH Systems of healthcare‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Aug 30, 2019
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue Commemorative Postage Stamps to acknowledge the contribution made by these Master Healers of AYUSH of modern era.
Stamp/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet : Based on inputs received from proponent, developed by Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Sheetlet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 300000
Mix sheets Printed : 60280
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Shankar Daji Pade Shastri
Born on 30 Mar, 1867 at Nagpara, Mumbai, India
Died on 30 Mar, 1909
- AYUSH systems of healthcare form the foundation of India’s Medical Heritage. These systems are not merely sciences of disease and drug, but have their conceptual spheres touching every aspect of life. Path-finding visionaries have appeared in each of the different streams of AYUSH systems at different times in history and made valuable contributions to the growth and development of respective practices.
- Department of Posts is bringing out Commemorative Postage Stamps on 12 such Master Healers from different streams of AYUSH systems.
- Shastri Shankar Daji Pade is revered for his prolific writing skills, scholarship, deep thinking and technical proficiency in Ayurveda. He proposed opening of Ayurveda Schools to make people aware of the strengths and secrets of Ayurveda. Throughout his life he motivated fellow-professionals to establish associations and discussion groups in Ayurveda that later lead to the world of Ayurveda Conferences. He contributed more than 75 books and commentaries. Besides, he drew up a list of 702 ancient Ayurveda texts.
- Text : Based on information received from the proponent.