A commemorative postage stamp on the Capt. Durga Prasad Chaudhary (Kaptan Sahib), founder of Dainik Navajyoti, a Hindi language daily newspaper published from Rajasthan :
Issued by India
Issued on Jul 31, 2012
Issued for : Department of Posts is happy to issue a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Durga Prasad Chaudhary.
Stamp / FDC : Brahm Prakash
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million (0.1 million for the proponent)
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Durga Prasad Chaudhary
Born on Dec 18, 1906 at Neem–Ka–Thana, Sikar district, Rajasthan, India
Died on Jun 29, 1992
- The guiding philosophy of this paper under the stewardship of Durga Prasad Chaudhary was to propagate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, inculcate patriotism among the masses and to oppose violence and communal hatred. Durga Prasad Chaudhary was always impartial, truthful and fair in his writings.
- Durga Prasad Chaudhary also did commendable work for the upliftment of farmers. As a patron of Kisan Sangh, Ajmer, established in 1982, he organized Kisan Sabhas in 700 villages of Ajmer district to create awareness about social evils. He was of the firm belief that a free India would be meaningless if hunger, poverty, untouchability and other social evils continued in this country. All through his lifetime, he worked relentlessly towards his vision and ideals of a progressive and modern India. He breathed his last on 29th June 1992.
- Text : Based on the material provided by the proponent.
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