A commemorative postage stamp on Tanka Prasad Acharya, 19th Prime Minister of Nepal (1956-57) (part of series : National Personality Series, 1993) :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Dec 2, 1993
Issued by :
HMG/N, Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu
Design : The present postage stamp is a token of his dedication and patriotism.
Designer : Mohan N. S. Rana
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 25 Paisa
Colour : 4 Colours
Size : 28 x 39.5 mm
Format : Vertical
Paper : High Quality Stamp Paper
Quantity : 1,000,000 (one million)
Sheet : 50 stamps per sheet
Process : Offset Lithography
Printer : Austrian Government Printing Office, Austria
Name : Tanka Prasad Acharya
Born on Dec 2, 1912 at Parasi, Nawal Parasi district, Nepal
Died on Apr 24, 1992
- Born on Dec. 2, 1912 in Parasi of Nawal Parasi district of Nepal, Tanka Prasad Acharya has made historic contribution in the Nepalese political context. Acharya came into active politics since his early youth being obsessed by popular freedom and democracy struggle against the ruling Ranas.
- Termed as forerunner political organizer Acharya‘s Nepal Praja Parishad party holds a marathon record in democracy and multiparty break through. On this campaign four among his colleagues got executed by the despotic Ranas while he was commuted to life imprisonment for his caste status they revered for. The overthrow of Ranas in 1950 freed him, and in 1956 he was sworn in as the interim Prime Minister. During his 18 months Government tenure bureaucracy in Nepal got a legal status, the Planning Commission and the Nepal Rastra Bank were established and diplomatic friendship also got extended. Further in his period Nepal participated in the UN General Assembly which placed her on the forefront of global scene beyond the narrow confines of the past.
- Acharya dedicated his entire life to the cause of nationalism and integrity combined with democratic values and norms.
- He died on April 24, 1992.
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