Postal Stamp Image : SRI RAM SHARMA ACHARYA 1458 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/06/1991
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1458
Stamp Information : Sri Ram Sharma Acharya A pioneer of spiritual renaissance and the guiding spirit behind the reconstruction programme for a resurgent society, Sri Ram Sharma Acharya was born on 20th September 1911 at Auvalkhera in Agra District. He was attracted to the freedom struggle from an early age and made a mark as a fearless satyagrahi through his participation in the non-cooperation movement and the Salt satyagraha. During his imprisonment at Asansol prison, in 1933, he came in close contact with prominent leaders like Madan Mohan Malviya, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Swaroop Rani etc. He earned the sobriquent "Matta" on account of his dediaction and singleminded devotion to the cause of service to the nation. In 1935, he embarked upon the task of social upliftment through spiritual means with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi. A sage, a visionary and a reformer, the Acharya perceived the 21st century as an age of enlightment and hope to be realised through hard work, understanding, courage and honesty. He enunciated the principle that reformation of the self will lead to the reformation of the society and acordingly chalked outa programme for reconstruction of the society through the reformation of the individual and the family. He underwent tough regiment ("Tapasya") in the Himalayas to prepare himself for total dedication to reconstruction and upliftment of society. He became the harbinger of a social, moral and spiritual revolution. He launched his movement through the Yug Nirman Yojana and Vichar Abhiyan from mathura. With his unique spiritual zeal, inspiring leadership and organising capacity, he set up a vast organisation by mobilising manpoer for social resurgence. A crusader for equality, he laid great stress on emancipation and awakening of women. He also led the struggle against social evils like the dowry system, caste distinctions and all modes of discriminations. He coined the slogan that men and women are alike and so are all castes and classes. The Acharya established the Shanti Kunj at Haridwar as an academy for experiments in national resurgence. People from various walk of life take advantage to the moral teachings provided at Shanti Kunj. The "Brahmvarchas Shodh Sansthan" a research centre set up at Haridwar is striving to synthesize science with sprituality. A chain of over 3000 social reform centers is functioning in the country and abroad, known as Shakti Peeths. Truely the concept of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" (the entire world is a family) is being realised through the various projects started by Sri Ram Sharma Acharya. Inspired by his percept and example, over 2.5 million volunteers are working with great zeal and determination to "BRING OUT THE DIVINITY IN MAN AND HEAVEN ON EARTH". This great worshipper of Gayatri after leading an ideal life for 80 years, willingly gave up the physical existence on 2-6-1990 Gayatri Jayanti. Text: Courtesy Gayatri Parivar Trust.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp has been designed by ISP Nashik on the basis of material furnished by Gayatri Parivar Trust. The First Day Cover depicts Gayatri Tapo Bhoomi. Cancellation made by Ms. Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 8,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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