|Govt seeks postage stamp on Maniram Dewan|
GUWAHATI, April 21 – The Assam Government has requested the Government of India to release a commemorative postage stamp on Maniram Dewan – one of the greatest martyrs of India’s first organized freedom struggle of 1857 known as the Sepoy Mutiny besides being a pioneer of the country’s tea industry.
The Commissioner of General Administration, in his letter addressed to the Ministry of Post, Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, also mentioned the manifold qualities of the great patriot of Assam and described him as a pioneer in the field of development of the tea industry in India.
The Assam Government has taken the decision to approach the Government of India following a request made by the Maniram Dewan Memorial Trust of Guwahati.
The Maniram Dewan Memorial Trust, which was established in 2007, has in the course of the last few years been urging the different authorities of the Government of India to take appropriate measures for the perpetuation of the loving and inspiring memory of one of the most illustrious freedom fighters and patriots of the country.