Vice President M. Hamid Ansari released a commemorative postage stamp in the memory of Baba Joomdev ji, a prominent spiritual leader and revered social activist at a function in Gondia, Maharashtra on 30th Sep 2013. Baba Joomdev was a spiritual guide and a social reformer for whom service of humanity was the highest form of religion. Addressing on the occasion, Shri Ansari said that it is the tradition of our country to honour patriots and people engaged in social service with issuing Postage stamps in their names. This decision is taken very wisely. For Baba Joomdev, spiritualism meant cleansing the dogmatic and ritualistic faith by adding essential moral and human dimensions to it, so that religion remains a source of solace and betterment.
He said that through a postage stamp, the social and spiritual message of Baba Joomdev will definitely reach all over the country. Through his words and work, Joomdev ji touched the lives of many people and made valuable contributions towards reforming and improving the society. He called upon his followers to be good human beings by adhering to compassion and forgiveness. He advised his followers to speak the truth, and behave with dignity and cordiality towards others. The Vice President said that today we are paying our respectful tribute to a noble soul who showed us a path to address many social problems. He called upon the people to reaffirm their commitment to imbibe the benevolent message of Joomdev ji. The Union Minister of Heavy Industries Shri Praful Patel and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.