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India post issues four stamps on RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN .
Date of Issue : 05th August 2011.

The splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional. It is a vast mansion and its architecture is breathtaking. More than these, it has a hallowed existence in the annals of democracy for being the residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. Few official residential premises of the Head of the State in the world will match the Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence.
Source & Courtesy : http://presidentofindia.nic.in/rb.html



A commemorative postage stamp on KASU BRAHMANANDA REDDY was issued on 28 July 2011.
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy కాసు బ్రహ్మానందరెడ్డి ... Kasu Brahmananda Reddy was born in Thuubadu in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.Born July 28, 1909 - May 20, 1994 .
K . Brahmananda Reddy at Hyderabad, was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India from February 29, 1964 to September 30, 1971.
K.Brahmananda Reddy National Park: Wildlife sanctuary located at Jubilee hills in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh .

Commemorative postage stamp on VITTHAL SAKHARAM PAGE

Issued on 21 July 2011
President Releases Postage Stamp on Vitthal Sakharam Page

Source & Courtesy : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=73404
The President of India, Smt .Pratibha Devisingh Patil today released a commemorative postage stamp on Late Shri Vitthal Sakharam Page. The postage stamp was released in recognition of Shri Page’s illustrious contribution in the field of social service, culture, education & literature, economics, philosophy etc. Shri Page also took part in the freedom movement and was imprisoned for the same.

Born on July 21,1910 at Bagani in Satara District of Maharashtra, Shri Page completed his LL.B degree from Mumbai University. His integrated Area Development Scheme, popularly known as “Page Scheme” for the integrated development of village areas and the amelioration of small land holders, traditional artisans and agricultural labourers was widely recognized in the field of social service.

His sustained campaign for employment guarantee as a fundamental right beginning with an article ‘Rojgaracha Hakk’ (Right to Employment) in 1949 and subsequent persuasion to the Maharashtra Government to implement Employment Guarantee Scheme on a pilot basis in 1969 finally led to enactment of Employment Guarantee Act in the Maharashtra in 1977. His life mission was to see that this scheme is implemented in the entire nation. As Chairman of the Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board, he implemented the Employment Guarantee Scheme for rejuvenating the age-old traditional village industries and to provide employment to the unemployed village artisans.

He was honoured with “Dalit Mitra” and Nyayaratha Ramshastri Prabhune Puraskark and regarded as “Father of Emoployment Guarantee Scheme”. Shri Page was a deeply religious and spiritual person. He authored books in Marathi and English mainly on philosophical and religious subjects. .

He was elected to the Bombay Legislative Council successively in 1952 and 1954 and to the Maharashtra Legislative Council in 1960, 1966 and 1972 and was its chairman from 1960 to 1978. During this period he was also Joint President of the Maharashtra Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. He had visited U.K., USA, Canada, Japan, USSR representing the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Maharashtra Branch.

He passed away on March 16,1990.


Matangini Hazra

Matangini Hazra (Bengali: মাতঙ্গিনী হাজরা) (1869–1942) was an Indian revolutionary  freedom fighter and martyr to British bullets who participated in the Indian independence movement until she was shot dead by the British police .While dying she held national flag high and passed it to next .She was a famous Gandhian leader and a humanitarian. Matangini Hazra (Matangini Hazra) was born at a village named Hogla under Tamluk (Midnapore,India).

Dhiru Bhai H Ambani

 Commemorative stamp on 'Dhiru Bhai H Ambani'  was issued on 28th Dec 2002
Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (Gujarati: ધીરુભાઈ અંબાણી) also known as Dhirubhai, (28 December 1932 – 6 July 2002) was an Indian business magnate .Founder of Reliance(as a textile company and led it), under Dhirubhai's extraordinary vision and leadership, Reliance scripted one of the greatest growth stories .Dhirubhai H Ambani rose from humble beginnings to become chairman of India's largest private sector company.Few men in history have made as dramatic a contribution to their country's economic fortunes as did the founder of Reliance, Dhirubhai H Ambani.