India Post will issue a commemorative stamp in honour of Surendra Nath Jauhar (1903-1986) on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his passing on. Surendra Nath was a freedom fighter who joined the freedom struggle at the young age of 16, and stayed with it till the country became free in 1947. He participated in the freedom struggle for nearly thirty years, and during these thirty years he was imprisoned and tortured several times, and carried the scars of the fetters around his ankles all his life. What is not so well known is that he was also a deeply spiritual man. His very entry into the freedom struggle was in response to Mahatma Gandhi’s call to the youth in 1919 to abandon their studies, and Mahatma Gandhi’s approach was to bring spirituality even into the struggle that was apparently a political activity. In 1939, Shri Surendra Nath had a ‘chance’ encounter with the Mother (at Sri Aurobindo Ashram) in Puducherry, which became a turning point in his life. The man whose motto was to ‘surrender not’ surrendered himself completely to the Mother. His devotion to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother culminated in the establishment of Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch.Stamp will be released in New Delhi in a function in the evening.