A commemorative postage stamp on Swami Brahmananda, an educator, Member of Parliament from Hamirpur, U.P. :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 14, 1997
Issued for : The Department of Posts is issuing this special postage stamp in the memory of Swami Brahmanand.
Stamp & FDC : Based on the photographs supplied by the Principal, Brahmanand Mahavidyalaya.
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : First Day Cover
Colour : Two
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.55 Cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo–offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd., Kanpur
Name : Swami Brahmanand
Born on Dec 4, 1894 at Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on Sep 13, 1984
- Swami Brahmanand was born on 4th December 1894 at Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh. He joined the freedom movement in 1918 and was jailed a number of times because of his participation in the Salt Satyagrah, Non-Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement. During this period he was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant, Pt. Sampoornanand, Lala Lajpat Rai, Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi and other architects of the country’s independence.
- After Independence Swami Brahmanand represented Hamirpur in the Lok Sabha from 1967 to 1977. In his ideology he was influenced by Gandhiji, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar in particular. He always worked for the emancipation of the economically deprived sections of the society and for eradication of inequalities based on caste and creed. He believed in the universality of religion and in a classless society.
- Swamiji’s life was an illustration of the principles he stood for. Though his primary role was that of a social reformer, he also worked for establishment of teaching institutions such as Brahmanand Inter College (1938), Brahmanand Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya (1943) and Brahmanand Mahavidyalaya (1960). Working selflessly for the welfare of society, Swamiji passed away on 13th September 1984.