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The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the Commemorative Postage Stamp in the memory of the social worker, Shri Chaman Lal, in New Delhi on August 07, 2021. The Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and the Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan are also seen.

Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu releases Postage Stamp on Mananiya Chaman Lal

Newdelhi:7/8/21:Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India released Commemorative Postage Stamp on ‘Mananiya Chaman Lal’ at a public function at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Conference Hall, 6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi. The function was graced by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Railways & Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications, and other dignitaries.

This Commemorative Postage Stamp highlights the life & work of Mananiya Chaman Lal, renowned social worker, and Sangh Pracharak.  Born on 25th March 1920 in Sialkot(now in Pakistan), Mananiya Chaman Lal from a young age was enthused to work for the welfare of people.  Although he was a  Gold Medallist with many lucrative job offers, still he chose to work for fulfilling the basic needs of people who were victims of the partition of India. Through his perseverance, passion, and hard work, he created an institutional mechanism for helping the Indians abroad and was instrumental in fulfilling the various strategic goals of the foreign policy of India.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice President said that Mananiya Chaman Lal was an Indian Saint in the true sense, who believed and practiced the philosophy of share and care. He always put the nation first and self last in all his actions. He said that he was instrumental in initiating and fulfilling the dream project of creating a global network on the Sangh and was responsible to facilitate the Indians going abroad. The Vice President also said that postage stamps are an excellent source of authentic information on our history, especially for next-generation citizens.

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Railways & Electronics and Information Technology said that Mananiya Chaman Lal had a deep and spiritual connection with all Indian descendants. The Union Minister shared an anecdote, wherein the year 1992, then President of Mauritius, Shri Aniruddha Jagnauth delayed the marriage of his son till Mananiya Chaman Lal Ji attended Minister also said that his lifestyle was so simple that after washing his clothes, he used to dry them without wrenching so that no ironing is required. The Minister lauded the efforts of the Department of Posts for various initiatives to identify and facilitate Unsung Heroes of India as a part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications said that Mananiya Chaman Lal was a true son of Bharat Mata, whose foresightedness and meticulous planning helped many in India and abroad. Speaking on the occasion he also said that Mananiya Chaman Lal also had a passion for reforestation and preserving the ecological balance.

The postage stamp was proposed by Shri Amarjiva Lochan, General Secretary, International Centre for Cultural Studies, and designed by Shri Sankha Samanta.

In the release function, a Commemorative Postage Stamp, a First Day Cover (FDC), and an Information Brochure were also unveiled. The stamp issued today is a tribute of the Department of Posts to Unsung Heroes of India and is a part of the initiatives of the Department for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Programme.

The Commemorative Postage Stamp, First Day Cover (FDC), and Information Brochure would be available for sale at  Philatelic Bureaux situated in every corner of the country as well as can be ordered online via e-postoffice (Visit: https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/).

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