SIVAJI GANESAN 
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4.00 per piece. 

Date of Issue  : 01.10.2001.
Sivaji Ganesan :
                      

An iconic presence in Tamil cinema for five decades, Sivaji Ganesan (1928-2001) is one among the most charismatic film actors of all time.

He also served as a member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from 1983 to 1986. Many awards and distinctions were conferred on this multifaceted personality, prominent among them being the Padma Bhushan (1984), Chevalier of Arts title of the French Government (1995) and the Dada Sahen Phalke Award (1996).

Description of Stamp  :

The stamp is been issued, honouring Sivaji Ganesan.

MAHATMA GANDHI : MAN OF THE MILLENNIUM 
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Date of Issue  : 02.10.2001.
Mahatma Gandhi :
Man of the Millennium  

Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy was based on an abiding faith in the underlying goodness of the human conscience. Even while opposing the immorality of the colonial system.

To Mahatma Gandhi, truth was like religion, Political freedom of the country was not the end of his mission. His ideal was a society which consisted of self-regulated individuals, each performing his duty to others. Every member of this society would uphold moral values, follow truth and cultivate fearlessness.

Description of Stamp  :

The stamp is been issued in homage to the Mahatma on the occassion of the first Gandhi Jayanti of the new millenium.

BHARATHIDASAN 
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LACHHU MAHARAJ 
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MASTER MITRASEN 
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Date of Issue  : 09.10.2001.
Bharathidasan :
Lachhu Maharaj :
Master Mitrasen :
                      

Bharathidasan (1891-1964) was one among the resuscitators of Tamil poetry in the twentieth century, who also used it as an effective medium for social reform. Starting his life as a teacher of Tamil in Pondicherry, contact with his senior contemporary and mentor, Subramania Bharathi and Sri Aurobindo, drew Bharathidasan into the National Movement.

Lachhu Maharaj (1901-1978) came from a family of illustrious Kathak exponents in Lucknow. He was fortunate to receive extensive training in Kathak from Pandit Bindadeen Maharaj, his uncle and the court dancer of the Nawab of Awadh, for nearly ten years. He also learnt the Pakhawaj, the Tabla and vocal music, which helped to add many ornamentations to his style of dancing.

Master Mitrasen (1895-1946) was a versatile artist who earned great fame as a poet, playwright, folk singer and short story writer. Hailing from Himachal Pradesh, he joined the armed forces at an early age. After his discharge from the army in 1918, he took up various creative pursuits like classical music and theatre.

Description of Stamp  :

The stamps are been released, honouring three personalities viz. Bharathidasan, Lachhu Maharaj and Master Mitrasen, whose creative expressions in the diverse fields of poetry, dance and theater has a tremendous influence on the social and cultural life of the country.

JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN 
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Date of Issue  : 11.10.2001.
Jayaprakash Narayan :
                      

One of the most influential political figures of the 20th Century India, Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) combined in his public life the selflessness of a sage and the acumen of a political strategist.

J.P. was a gifted theoretician and a forceful writer who produced thought provoking works on freedom, socialism and democracy.

Description of Stamp  :

The stamp has issued a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Jayaprakash Narayan.

STORIES FROM PANCHATANTRA 
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STORIES FROM PANCHATANTRA 
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STORIES FROM PANCHATANTRA 
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STORIES FROM PANCHATANTRA 
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4.00 per piece. 

Date of Issue  : 17.10.2001.
Stories From Panchatrantra :
                      

The Panchatantra is an evergreen classic in the world of children's literature. Widely attributed to Vishnusarman, a versatile  teacher, the stories were originally written in Sanskrit probably around 500 A.D. Pancha means five and tantra means doctrines of conduct or modes of action. According to legend, a king who had three foolish sons engaged Vishnusarman to reform them and enable them go grow up into worthy adults. The teacher achieved this by weaving a wondrous world of fables which bought out the five tantras which were innate in them, namely, confidence, creation of prosperity, earnest endeavour, friendship and knowledge.

Description of Stamp  :

The set of stamps is been issued depicting four of the stories from the Panchatantra.

GLOBAL IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDERS DAY 
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Date of Issue  : 21.10.2001.
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day :
                      

The importance of Iodine in the human body and the adverse effects of its deficiency are well known. Just a teaspoon full of iodine taken over the course of entire life span can prevent a spectrum of disorders ranging from goitre to still births and mental retardation, collectively known as Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD).

Every year Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day is observed on  21st of October to highlight the progress achieved in the elimination of IDD and to identify the problems that remain to be addressed.

Description of Stamp  :

The department has issued a commemorative postage stamp on this occasion.

THANGAL KUNJU MUSALIAR 
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Date of Issue  : 26.10.2001.
Thangal Kunju Musaliar :
                      

A man of many parts, Thangal Kunju Musaliar (1897-1966) is remembered for his contributions as an industrialist, educationist and philanthropist.

Musaliar was also a writer of repute, having authored books like, Prayogikadwaitam (the English version of which was titled Man and the World) and Communism, Socialism and Capitalism in the Present Context. He made a successful venture into the world of journalism with the weekly, Prabhatam, which was subsequently converted into a daily.

Description of Stamp  :

The department has issued stamp, honouring this multi-faceted personality.