Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Commemorative Stamp on Nanaji Deshmukh – 11th October 2017.

Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh also known as Nanaji Deshmukh (b. 11 October 1916 – d. 27 February 2010) was a social activist from India. He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance, and has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha. Deshmukh became inspired by Lokamanya Tilak and his nationalist ideology, as well as showing an acquired interest in social service and activities. His family was in close contact with Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar who was a regular visitor to Deshmukh's family. He could discern potential in Nanaji and encouraged him to attend RSS shakhas.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasd the commemorative postage stamp on Nanaji Deshmukh, on his Birth Centenary Celebrations at IARI, in New Delhi on 11th October 2017. The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj, Shri Parshottam Rupala and the Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav were also present on the occasion.

Commemorative Stamp on Nanaji Deshmukh

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