Monday, January 14, 2013

INDIA – Cover from Bangalore, India to Braga, Portugal

Cover with stamps and FDC from the 150th Birth Anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya, posted on September, 22 2012.
(A very special thanks to my friend Mobin Mohan)
First Day Cover
India Post issued a postage stamp to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary ( 25 December 2011) of Pt . Madan Mohan Malaviya.

Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861–1946) was an Indian educationalist, and freedom fighter notable for his role in the Indian independence movement later in life, he was also addressed as 'Mahamana'.

He was the President of the Indian National Congress on four occasions .He was founder editor of two nationalist weeklies called Hindustan (in Hindi) and The Indian Union (in English). He was the president of the Indian National Congress in 1909 and in 1918. He later founded Banaras Hindu University, commonly known as BHU, a prominent institution of learning in India today.

On his 150th birth anniversary (i.e. 25th Dec, 2011), Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh announced that a Centre for Malaviya Studies will be set up at the Banaras Hindu University apart from establishment of scholarships and education related awards in his memory.

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