Balwantrai Mehta
Price Rs. 3.00 per piece. 

Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab
Price Rs. 3.00 per piece. 

Arun Kumar Chanda
Price Rs. 3.00 per piece. 

Date of Issue 17.2.2000
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Personalities : Socio-Political (Birth Centenaries)

Balwantrai Mehta (1899-1965), former Chief Minister of Gujarat was a valiant freedom fighter, social worker and a pioneer of the concept of Panchayati Raj.

Dr. Hareshkrushna Mahatab (1899-1987), former Chief Minister of Orissa, took active part in the struggle for freedom and courted imprisonment on a number of occasions including the Quit India Movement when he was detained in Ahmednagar Fort along with Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, J.B.Kriplani and others. 

Arun Kumar Chanda (1899-1947), born at Silchar on 17.2.1899 played a major role in the National Movement attracting the masses into the struggle for freedom. He made profound contribution in the area of social reform and education.

Description of Stamp 

The Department of Posts issued this set of three commemorative postage stamps to pay homage to outstanding contributions in the socio-political arena by some grest leaders, whose birth centenary celebrations are being observed.






Patna Medical College
Price Rs. 3.00 per piece. 

Date of Issue 26.2.2000
Patna Medical College

The Patna Medical College is one of the oldest training centres of physicians and surgeons in eastern India. Its predecessor, the "Patna School of Medicine' was opened on 23rd June 1874 with the intention of imparting medical training to junior surgeons in Bihar, eastern U.P. and other neighbouring areas.

Despite many constraints, Patna Medical College Hospital with 1700 free beds is truly a beacon of light for the poor and indigent population of this part of the country. Its casualty  section is still today one of the busiest in the country. With 500 undergraduate 500 postgraduate students and over 300 teachers, the college continues to be a medical centre of repute in the field of medical science.

Description of Stamp 

The stamp has been issued to mark excellent work done by this institution in the field of medical science.