On the 75th Anniversary of “Quit India Movement” on 8th August, 2016, www.mintageworld.com launched a docudrama on the history of the various stamps, coins and notes minted to celebrate the spirit of Indian Patriotism & Freedom Struggle


On the 75th Anniversary of “Quit India Movement” on 8th August, 2016, www.mintageworld.com launched a docudrama on the history of the various stamps, coins and notes minted to celebrate the spirit of Indian Patriotism & Freedom Struggle August, 2016, Mumbai: On 8th August, 1942, “Quit India Movement” was launched by Mahatma Gandhi for Satyagraha, during World War II. Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan ‘Do or Die’ in this movement. His words were “We shall either free India or die in the attempt”. These words swept across India gushing like fire and awakening its people to call for a rising. Hundreds of men and women marched on the streets shouting slogans of ‘Bharat Choddo’ or Quit India. Indian Government have also planned many events & programs which will be held all over the country to celebrate this landmark date on Monday, 8th August 2016 Some of the unique Stamps & Coins launched to celebrate the spirit of this movement for Indian Freedom Struggle were as follows: Stamps: The 15 paisa stamp: On 1st October 1967, Indian Post issued a 15 paisa stamp, which depicted life-size statue of the seven youths at the Martyr’s Memorial, Patna. These youths were 7 young students who carried the national flag and strided towards the Secretariat building. Shots were fired and teargases deployed as they tried to hoist the flag on it. One by one, all seven youths were killed mercilessly in the firing. The 50 paisa stamp. In 1983 a 50 Paisa stamp was launched by the Indian Post. It has Mahatma Gandhi & Jawaharlal Nehru at its focal. This stamp accurately depicts the day in 1942 where the All India Congress Committee passed a Quit India Resolution calling for all Indians to rise up in rebellion against the British 1 and 2 rupees stamps: 2 stamps of 1 and 2 rupees were issued in 1992 to mark 50 years of “Quit India Resolution”. Gandhi’s slogan of the movement “Karenge ya Marenge” “Do or Die” were beautifully portrayed on this stamp. It tells a story of how after the announcement of “ Quit India movement” in 1942 , there was a huge riot and many congress leaders including Mahatma Gandhi were arrested.A wave of Rebellion swept the country mobs tore up railway tracks, toppled telegraph towers and torched police stations. Policemen and British government officials were dragged from home through the streets, beaten and killed. Labor strikes paralyzed the entire British supply chains and bomb blasts in major cities became a daily occurrence.. Coins: In 1992 4 commemoratives coins of Rs. 1, 10, 50 and 100 were issued by the Reserve Bank of India to celebrate the golden jubilee of “ Quit India Movement “. The coins depict the “Martyr’s Memorial at Patna” on the obverse with the words “Bharat Choddo Andolan” in Hindi and “Quit India Movement” in English. Prior to this movement, the control of British over India was very strong. They were convinced that the Congress did not have mass support, and could be crushed easily. Instead, it was the illusion of British legitimacy that was crushed. Never before had this nation of millions had seen such solidarity that brought its citizens of different religions and languages together under one roof and one goal. An excellent demonstration of nationalism by the Indians it shook the British empire at it core. To watch this docudrama, please click on the following link: www.mintageworld.com : is the World’s 1st online museum for Vintage Coins, Stamps & Currency Notes, In the near future they will launch many docudramas based on global historical dates, events and personalities.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

#BestFilmsReviewsThisWeek23rdSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews30thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReviews9thSept2016 #JohnsonThomas