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Postal Stamp Image : SISTER NIVEDITA 0573 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/10/1968
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.20
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0573
Postal Stamp Name : SISTER NIVEDITA
Stamp Information : SISTER NIVEDITA COMMEMORATION STAMP Margaret Noble, known and loved in India as Sister Nivedita, was born on 28th August 1968, in a small town in Norhern Ireland. She met Swami Vivekanand in London in 1895. That was the turning point of her life. That great man of religion kindled in her a yearning for India and its ancient spirituality. The call of the east bore fruitfor Margaret Noble in January, 1898 when she arrived in India. She was associated closely with Swami Vivekanand and the Ramkrishna Mission. She was mainly engaged during this time in running a school for girls and young women at Bagh Bazar in Calcutta. She also drank deep in the lore of ancient India. She was particularly drawn to godhead as the Divine Mother, an unmistakable influence of her gure, Swami Vivekanand. She adopted Indian customs and habits and become imbued with the real spirit of India. India became her adopted home, and not only in the religious sense. After the death of Swami Vivekanand in July, 1902, she was not as closely sociated with the Ramkrishna Mission, although her veneration for the preceptor remained unabated. Her fiery spirit was no longer willing to be confined to her cloistered home at Bagh Bazar. The political turmoil of the day could not affect her. She attended the Banaras session of the Congress in 1905. Her writings and speeches attracted wide notice. She even became friendly with the Indian revolutionaries. Her passion for justice was such that her sympathies always lay with those fighting for a cause, in whatever manner the fight was carried on. Her activities drew the attention of the British Raj which she had to elude for a time under an assuned name. Her tempestous career apparently told upon her health and she passed away in October, 1911, at the early age of fourty-four.ers was a versatile genius. She counted among her friends and asociates such diverse personalities as Gokhale, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, Jagdish Chandra Bose and the artist Nandalal Bose. True to her name of Nivedita which Swami Vivekanad had bestowed upon her, she was indeed the dedicated one and she played her full part in spiritual and political regeneration of India. A greatful nation is celebrating Sister Nivedita's Centenary year; and the P. & T. Department counts it a privilage to mark the occasion by printing out a commemorativr stamp in her honour.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp is vertical and depicts a portrait of Sister Nivedita. The year of birth and death, viz., 1867-1911 appear at the top. The name in English and Hindi 'SISTER NIVEDITA' appear along the left and right border of the stamp 20P. INDIA appear at the bottom of the stamp design.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.28 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.80 X 2.0 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Blue Green
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