Yogendra Shukla (1896-1966)
Baikunth Shukla (1907-1934)

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Jubba Sahni (1906-1944) 
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 Date of Issue          : 29.01.2001
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India's Struggle for Freedom :  Some Great Revolutionaries

India's freedom struggle was a movement of epic proportions, spanning many decades and involving millions of people. Though the mass movement led by the Congress held the centre stage, the struggle also included other streams like those of the socio-religious reformers and the revolutionaries.

Yogendra Shukla (1896-1966) as well as his nephew Baikunth Shukla (1907-1934) hailed from village Jalalpur in Muzaffarpur (now Vaishali), district of Bihar and were torchbearers of the revolutionary spirit of freedom struggle.

Jubba Sahni (1906-1944) hailed from a poor family in the Muzaffapur District of Bihar and was forced by circumstances to work as a labourer in a large argicultural farm where British supervisors kept watch.

Description of Stamp                   :  

Continuing the series of commemorative and special postage stamps on the freedom struggle, the Department of Posts has issued a set of two stamps in honour of the Revolurionary chapter of the struggle for freedom.

Sheel Bhadra Yajee  
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 Date of Issue  : 28.01.2001
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Sheel Bhadra Yajee :
                      
Yajee's participation in the freedom movement began in 1928 when, as a student, he attended the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. He joined the Congress Socialist Party four years later and became involved in the Kishan movement. Later, he came in close touch with Subash Chandra Bose, as well as Mahatma Gandhi. In 1939 he joined Subash Chandra Bose to found the All India Forward Bloc.

 Description of Stamp  :

The Stamp has been released by Department of Post in memory of Sheel Bhadra Yajee.

E.M.S. Namboodiripad  
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Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir 
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N.G.Ranga 
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Sane Guruji 
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 Date of Issue  : 25.01.2001
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Personality Series : Socio-Political Development :
                      
E.M.S. Namboodiripad (1909-1998) started his public life as a Congress worker in Kerala during the Freedom Movement,but was later drawn towards Marxism in his search for solutions to the problems of poverty and inequality. His autobiography in Malayalam won an award from Kerala Sahitya Academy.

Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir (1899-1976) plunged into the Freedom Struggle at an early age, stirred by anguish over the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. He threw himself into the freedom struggle movement, calling people to action through his sensitive, poems in Punjabi. In 1966, when the new state of Punjab came into being after re-organisation, Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir took over as its first Chief Minister.

Professor N.G. Ranga (1900-1995) hailed from Guntur in Andra 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. 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.

Pandurang Sadashiv Sane alias Sane Guruji (1899-1950), like thousands of other from his generation, was drawn to the Freedom Struggle by the teachings, philosophy and life of Mahatma Gandhi. The Sadhana weekly, started by him in August 1948 as a vehicle of socio-cultural emancipation, continues to spread his message.

 Description of Stamp  :

The set of four stamps has been issued to honour four such political leaders, namely E.M.S. Namboodiripad, Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir, Prof. N.G. Ranga and Sane Guruji.

St. Aloysius College Chapel Paintings  
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 Date of Issue  : 12.01.2001.
St. Aloysius College Chapel Paintings   :
                      
Fine art, over the centuries, has drawn inspiration from devotional and religious experience. The paintings of St. Aloysius College Chapel, Mangalore are among the finest specimens of paintings in India, and truly constitute a national treasure.

Executed by Antonio Moscheni, a Jesuit Brother from Italy during 1899-1901, the paintings are of three types : frescoes (paintings on wet plaster ), tempera (paintings on dry plaster) and panels painted on canvas and fixed to the ceilings. The masterly use of light and shade by the artist creates a sense of depth, making his images life-like. The  rich colours and the delicate touch evoke the mysterious presence of the divine.

 Description of Stamp  :

The stamp depicts one of the panels from the central ceiling of the Chapel, showing the early life of Aloysius gonzaga. The stamp has been released on 12th January 2001, as it was on this day in 1880 that the St. Aloysius College was inaugurated.