INDIA:Stamps on Ghadar Party and UP Vidhan Mandal Released Today

India Post  today released two commemorative stamps .First on Ghadar Party and second on 125 years of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Mandal.To commemorate 12th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas at Kochi stamp on Ghadar Party was released.\"pbd\"

The Ghadar- a Punjabi word for revolution was a revolutionary movement organised by Punjabi immigrant workers in California with its headquarters at 5 Wood Street, San Francisco. Launched formally in 1913 with a weekly newspaper, Gadar, the movement quickly spread through several continents in a short span of two years.\"fdc

\"ghadarFacing harsh immigration laws, restrictive and discriminatory policies and social exclusion by the white community, most Punjabis who had migrated to Pacific States felt humiliated. After their appeals to British Government failed to elicit any positive response, they were forced to find a solution, ably led by Lala Har Dayal, they organised a rebellion dedicated to the liberation of India from imperial rule.

The original headquarters of the Ghadar Party are in San Francisco where a new building erected after the demolition of 5 Wood Street preserves the Ghadar legacy. However as a majority of Ghadarites were Punjabis, it was a befitting that Punjab should house the main memorial to the Ghadar heroes. As India attained freedom in 1947, the surviving Ghadarites decided to erect a suitable memoir for their colleagues. The site chosen was Jalandhar in Doaba and construction of the Memoir was started by buying a prime land in 1955. Its foundation stone was laid on 17th November 1959 by a Ghadr veteran, Amar Singh Sandhwan.

125 years of state Legislature(Vidhan Mandal) of Uttar Pradesh

\"uttarA commemorative postage stamp  released  to mark completion of 125 years of the Uttar Pradesh state Legislature. A special sitting of the House was also held today at Lucknow.\"fdc

It was constituted in 1887 under the Indian Council Act of 1861. An exhibition depicting rich history of the House is being organised, besides issuing a postal stamp and coin displaying the majestic Vidhan Sabha building.

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6 Responses to INDIA:Stamps on Ghadar Party and UP Vidhan Mandal Released Today

  1. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    Special Day for stamp lovers as 2 stamps on different subjects are
    being issued.
    Someone, with details-please share with all leaving an exception for
    personalities stamps.
    I start with 14th Nov. 1974 when apart from a Children’s Day ,
    one more stamp celebrating a different event was issued.

    • Sandeep says:

      Garg Sir, Namaste.

      1st October 1976:
      1. Wildlife: set of 4 stamps
      2. Voluntary Blood Donation

      Please confirm above from your end also. My knowledge is not even half as much as yours, and I dont want to bluff in philately 🙂

      PS: Do we count when one of two issues is on personality?

  2. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    For this count personalities not permitted (persona non grata).
    Hope, you won’t mind that!

    • Sandeep says:

      Ok. Found some more =>
      3) 2nd July 1979:
      1. India International Stamp Exhibition
      2. Centenary of Indian Postcards

      4) 10th November 1979:
      1. India Internation Trade Fair
      2. Internation Children’s Book Fair

      5) 29th February 1980:
      1. World Book Fair
      2. 2nd International Conference on Apiculture

      6) 1st September 1981:
      1. IX Asian Games New Delhi (Appu and hockey players)
      2. Flowering trees (set of 4)

      7) 24th March 1982:
      1. Festival of India, Radio telescopy Ooty
      2. Centenary of discovery of Tubercle Bacillus (please dont mind Robert Koch)

      8) 14th N0vember 1991:
      1. Children’s day
      2. 18th Cavalry

      9) 1st April 1993
      1. Golden Jubilee of Parachute Field Regiment
      2. Tigers of the Sky Platinum jubilee

      10) 30th November 1998
      1. David Sassoon Library and Reading Room
      2. 2nd Battalion Rajput Regiment (Kalichindi)

      11) 1st January 2000
      1. DRDO
      2. First sunrise of the milennium

      12) 18th December 2001
      1. 100 years of Digboi refinery
      2. Greetings (set of 2)

      13) 25th April 2004
      1. IISWBM Kolkata
      2. INS Tarangini

      14) 14th November 2005
      1. Children’s day
      2. Children’s Film Society

      15) 27th December 2005
      1. 16th Squadron Air Force
      2. De Facto Transfer of Pondicherry

      16) 10th July 2006
      1. Voorhees College Vellore
      2. High Court of Jammu & Kashmir

      17) 27th November 2007
      1. Renewable energy (set of 4, MS)
      2. First Battalion the Fourth Gorkha Rifles

      and looking for more.

  3. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    Sandeepjee, well done. In 1972 India Post issued just 17 stamps.
    Out of which 3 were issued on 15th August.
    1.Silver Jubilee of Indian Independence
    2.Greetings to our Forces & 3. A Personality stamp in a
    Non-Personality Format, Sri Aurbindo Birth Centenary.
    (That’s why I am even mentioning it)

    • Sandeep says:

      True. Going in backward direction… (and counting your last one as ‘-1’):

      -2) 15 December 1968:
      1. Cochin Synagogue
      2. INS Nilgiri

      -3) 14 November 1961:
      1. Baal Din
      2. Indian Industries Fair, New Delhi

      And perhaps that makes 20 (17+3) instances up to 2008.

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