Postage Stamp on Surendra Nath Jauhar released by Kapil Sibal

  • Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications & IT and HRD, released a commemorative Postage Stamp on Surendra Nath Jauhar
  • Surendra Nath Jauhar was a noted freedom fighter social worker, industrialist and philanthropist
  • Jauhar born in 1903 joined the freedom struggle at the age of 16 in response to a call to the youth of the country by Mahatma Gandhi
  • He was a leading Congressman of Delhi, he was thrown behind the bars for 15 months two times for reading the Purna Swaraj pledge in 1930, and for participating in the Quit India Movement from 1942 to 1944
  • Gave away his land to establish the Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch in 1956, and also became the founder of Sri Aurobindo Education Society, under which he started The Mother’s International School in 1956 and Mirambika in 1982

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