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Renowned Philatelist Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal passed away

Dr. Satyendra AgrawalRenowned Philatelist Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal passed away on 21st April 2017 at Bengaluru. Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal is best known for his finest collection on Roses. He was not only a philatelist but also a good philatelic writer, artist and cartoonist. His articles were always informative and well researched. His contribution to thematic philately is remarkable. His untimely sad demise is a great loss to Indian philatelic fraternity. We pray the Almighty God to give his family members all the strength to bear this loss and may his noble soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to his family members. Dr. Agrawal will always be remembered through his articles.

 

Special Cover on Centenary of Champaran Satyagraha - 18th April 2017.

Under the British rule, many farmers in the Champaran district of Bihar were forced to grow indigo on a portion of their land as a condition of their tenancy, much to their dismay. This indigo was used to make a dye. To fight this, a money lender named Raj Kumar Shukla reached out to Gandhiji and requested him to come and help them. Gandhiji came down to Champaran on 10th April 1917 with a team of eminent lawyers Dr Rajendra Prasad, Brajkishore Prasad, Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Ramnavmi Prasad, and others including Acharya Kripalani and thus, the Champaran Satyagraha began.

A year-round celebration in commemoration of 100 years of Champaran Satyagrah began on 10th April 2017. A Special Cover was released at Motihari (Bihar) to commemorate the Centenary of Champaran Satyagraha on 18th April 2017. The cover illustration shows the statue of Gandhiji of Gandhi Maidan, Patna and the cancellation depicts the celebration logo with some modifications. (Special Cover Approval No. BH/01/APR/2017).

Special Cover on Centenary of Champaran Satyagraha

Courtesy: Lalit K Mishra, Patna


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