The Department of Post has issued a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Rajkumar Shukla in New Delhi. The stamp was released as a tribute to the contribution made by Rajkumar Shukla in the launch of Champaran Satyagraha in the year 1917.
Rajkumar Shukla :
Raj Kumar Shukla was born on 23rd August 1875 in Satwaria village of Champaran in Bihar. He was a famous Indigo cultivator of Champaran and as he was a money lender as well. He rose to fame for his close association with Gandhiji during the Champaran Satyagraha. Raj Kumar Shukla convinced Mahatma Gandhi to visit Champaran, which was was a turning point in India’s struggle for independence.
The Department of Posts has been issuing postage stamps to honour and to pay a tribute to the important personalities who made a great contribution to public life especially the freedom fighters of India. The total number of such stamps released this year has reached 43 with the issuance of this postage stamp. Earlier also, the Department of Posts had released a postage stamp in the year 2000 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Raj Kumar Shukla.