Commemorative postage stamp on 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s return
Gandhinagar (Jan. 08, 2015): A set of two Commemorative Postage stamps on 100 YEARS OF MAHATMA GANDHI’S RETURN was released by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations (today) on 8th January, 2015 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has brought out this set of two stamps and a miniature sheet on 100 YEARS OF MAHATMA GANDHI’S RETURN from South Africa to commemorate an important milestone not only in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, but also in the history of India.
Mahatma Gandhi arrived in South Africa at a young age of 24 years as the legal counsel of Indian traders based in the city of Pretoria. He spent more than two decades in South Africa, where he developed the concept of Satyagraha while fighting against the gross injustice, discrimination and racism prevailing there.
Gandhiji returned to India with a formidable reputation to lead the Indian masses struggling for freedom from colonial domination through civil disobedience and non-violence, which proved to be highly effective moral weapon in the India’s struggle for Independence.