Dec 18, 2008

Field Marshal Manekshaw stamps from INDIA

Stamp name: Field Marshal Manekshaw
Issue date:16th DEC'2008
Details:On the auspicious occasion of 'Vijay Diwas', President Pratibha Patil released a commemorative postage stamp on Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw at a special ceremony held at Rastrapati Bhawan today.
Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister A K Antony recalled the Field Marshal's contribution during India's victory in 1971 operations.
Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor highlighted that there is no better way to honour the spirit of the great man on the occasion of 'Vijay Diwas' than by releasing the commemorative postage stamp on Field Marshal Manekshaw.

  • Field Marshal Manekshaw was born in Amritsar on April 3, 1914. He joined the first course at IMA, Dehradun and was commissioned into Frontier Force Regiment on February 4, 1934. He was a military genius, who excelled in all operations.In a long Career spanning nearly four decades,Manekshaw rose to be the 8th chief of staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and under his command, Indian forces concluded a victorious campaign during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

  • He was critically wounded twice during the Second World War in Burma and was honoured with Military Cross for his bravery.Sam Manekshaw was the first of only two Indian military officers to hold the highest rank of Field Marshal in the Indian Army (the other being Field Marshal K M Cariappa). His distinguished military career spanned four decades and through five wars, including World War

  • His passing away on June 27, 2008 has left a void in the country.

  • The Field Marshal Manekshaw was honoured with Padma Bhushan and Padam Vibhushan for his exemplary service to the nation by the Government. (ANI)

Remark:Excellent FDC by India Post but as usual stamps not available on the issue date.

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