Stamps on “The Samaja” Oriya Newspaper -India 2019.
“The Samaja” is an Oriya Language newspaper founded in 1919 by a Nationalist and a Freedom Fighter Utkalamani Pandit Gopabandhu Das. It has now a readership of almost 16 Lakhs (1.6 Million) and daily Circulation of 350,000. It is published from eight cities across three states in India (Odisha, Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal).
Some of the prominent personalities who have contributed to its growth and have been associated with it are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sri Krishna Kant, Balwant Rai Mehta, Purshottam Das Tandon. The “Samaja” is owned and managed by “Servants of People Society” founded by Lala Lajpat Rai.
India Post issued a commemorative stamp of Rs 5 to celebrate Centenary year of “The Samaja”. The stamp has Braille writing. It was issued on 06 Oct 2019.
Emirates Post issues Miniature Sheet on Gandhi – UAE 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahayan released a Miniature Sheet to mark 150th Birth Anniversary Of Mahatma Gandhi on 24 Aug 2019.
Each stamp is a 3 UAE Dirham denomination and issued in Panes containing two se-tenant pairs. Printed in checkerboard design enabling collectors to have both a vertical and a horizontal Se-tenant pair. Print Quantity 120,000 each stamp.
Miniature Sheet on Ahimsa Parmo Dharma -India -2019
India issued a miniature sheet with two stamps on the theme Ahimsa Parmo Dharma -Non-Violence The Highest Duty. It was issued on 17 Jun 2019.
India celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of its Father of Nation in Mahatma Gandhi in 2019. The Philosophy of Ahimsa or NON -Violence was advocated and practised by Gandhiji during the freedom struggle. The stamps were issued on 17 Jun 2019 to coincide with the establishment of Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on 17 Jun 1917 and Gandhiji’s Birth Anniversary.