A commemorative postage stamp on N G Ranga, father of the Indian Peasant Movement (part of Personality Series : Socio-Political Development) :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 27, 2001
Issued for : Today, India takes legitimate pride in being the largest democracy of the world. Our present political system took roots during the National Movement, which was a composite socio-political process based largely on democratic principles. In the evolution of the Indian polity into a vibrant, stable and sustainable democracy, contributions of many individuals stand out. On the occasion of the ceremony being held at the Central Hall of the Parliament to mark the formal conclusion of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Republic of India, the Department of Posts is issuing a set of postage stamps to honour three such political leaders, namely E.M.S. Namboodiripad, Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir and N.G. Ranga.
Stamps, FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma; Based on material supplied by sponsors.
Type : First Day Cover
Colour : Four Colour
Denomination : 300 Paise
Overall size : 2.9 x 3.9 Cms.
Printing Size : 1.9 x 3.2 Cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m stamp paper
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million each
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Madras Security Printers Ltd.
Name : Gogineni Ranga Nayukulu
Born on Nov 7, 1900 at Nidubrolu, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died on Jun 9, 1995 at Ponnur, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Professor N.G. Ranga (1900-1995) hailed from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Deeply influenced by western socialist thinkers at Oxford, England, where he went for higher studies, the amelioration of the lot of the peasantry became his major motivation, and he joined the Freedom Movement and championed the cause of the downtrodden peasants. He continued to be active in politics in independent India, strengthening the Kisan movement, striving for empowerment of women and working for famine relief. He was instrumental in the formation of the Swatantra Party along with Rajaji in 1959, though he later returned to the Congress. Bold, uncompromising and knowledgeable, he waged a tireless war against social evils such as the caste system. Prof. N.G. Ranga is remembered as champion of rural India.
- Text : Based on ‘Dictionary of National Biography’ edited by S.P. Sen as well as material supplied by sponsors.