Postal Stamp Image : FERGUSSON COLLEGE, PUNE 1143 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 02/01/1985
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1143
Stamp Information : FERGUSSON COLLEGE, PUNE The famous Deccan Education Society which is the parent body of several educational institutions spread over the landscape of Maharashtra founded the Fergusson College, a premier institution of liberal learning in India, in the year 1885. The society itself was founded by the stalwarts of the Indian Freedom movement- Lokmanya Tilak, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Vishnushashtri Chiplunlar and Madhavrao Namjoshi. The first two were also its distinguished teachers and Prof. Agarkar was its Principal (1892-95). It has been named after Sir James Fergusson K.C.M.G., C.I.E. Governor of Bombay who took keen interest in the development of the new English School as well as the Fergusson College and was the first Patron of the Deccan Education Society. It was inaugurated on 2nd January, 1885 by William Wordsforth, the grandson of the great English poet, Hon. Gopal Krishna Gokhle and Maharshi Dhonde Keshav Karve-Bharat Ratna, have taught in this college, while Prof. V.S. Apte, Prof. Agarkar, Wrangler R.P. Paranjpye and Dr. G.S.Mahajani have been its distinguished Principals. Gandhiji and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru have paid visits to the college and admired his work. Gandhiji paid a handsome tribute to College at the time of its Golden Jubilee. He wrote in 1935: "Who can fail to be enthuased over the noble record of service rendered by the D.E.Society and the Fergusson College to the caste of education?" The distinguished alumni of the College include Veer Savarkar, Acharya Kriplani, Ram Ganesh Gadkari, Shri Kakasaheb Kalelkar, Shri H.V. Pataskar, Shri N.V. Gadgil, Shri B. Ramkrishna Rao, Acharya Apte, Shri B.S. Mardhekarand many others who have been at the helm of affairs in various walks of life. The Fergusson College has a beautiful scenie campus of 50 acres with numerous imposing buildings of gothic architecture. The composition of the community of students and teachers in Fergusson College reflects its truly national character. It has also attracted scores of students from overseas. The Fergusson College imparts instruction to nearly 3500 undergraduate and post-graduate students in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences; it has very well-equipped laboratories, a library having a collection of over 2,00,000 books, rare as well as modern; a unique botanical garden, spacious playgrounds, a ancient auditorium, the amphitheatre and a language laboratory for special training in Indian and European languages. The College provides residential accommodation to 190 students, 130 lady students and about 100 teachers and administrative staff. Historically, the Fergusson College has stood for the development of integrated personality as the ultimate goal of educational experience, that it efforts to its students. Hence, the emphasis is one the formation of character and cultivation of right values and commitments. The College encourages students participation in audio-visual arts, literary activities, workshop assignments, inter-collegiate, inter-University as well as the national and international sports, the N.C.C., the N.S.S., etc. (Text courtesy: Dr. V. M. Bachal). Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to issue a Commemoration Postage Stamp to commemorate the centenary of the Fergusson College.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The stamp shows the main building of the Fergusson College with landscape and has been designed by the India Security Press, Nasik based on a painting by the artist and National academician Gopal Deuskar. The First Day Cover depicts portrait of Lokmanya Tilak, Agarkar, Chiplunkar and Madhavrao Namjoshi founders of the College, painted by Gopla Deuskar. The cancellation has been designed by Nenu Bagga.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.7
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked Gummed coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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