A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Arun Kumar Chanda, an Indian independence activist from Cachar, Assam [part of series ‘Personalities : Socio-Political (Birth Centenaries)] :
Issued by India
Issued on Feb 17, 2000
Issued for : The Department of Posts issues this set of three commemorative postage stamps to pay homage to outstanding contributions in the socio-political arena by some great leaders : Shri Balwantrai Mehta, Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab and Arun Kumar Chanda whose birth centenary celebrations are being observed.
Stamp design : Based on materials furnished by sponsors.
FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Four Colour
Denomination : 300 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.90 Cms.
Printing size : 2.55 x 3.60 Cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
Name : Arun Kumar Chanda
Born on Feb 17, 1899 at Silchar, Assam, India
Died on 1947
- Arun Kumar Chanda (1899-1947), born at Silchar on 17.2.1899 played a major role in the National Movement attracting the masses into the struggle for freedom. He made profound contribution in the area of social reform and education. He was instrumental in the founding of the Guru Charan College of Silchar in 1935, of the which he became the Honorary Principal. He worked for enhancing the social status of the weaker sections of the society. He was also involved in trade union activities and gave leadership to the Postal and Railway Mail Service Union, both at the district and national levels. He was elected the first President of the Provincial Trade Union Congress. He was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly in 1937 as well to the Indian Legislative Assembly in 1945. He was also an accomplished writer, formulating public opinion through the Bengali Weekly Saptak.
- Text : Based on Dictionary of National Biography edited by S.P. Sen and materials furnished by sponsors.