Uttarakhand Stories

Uttarakhand Government releases a stamp in the memory of Sumitranandan Pant

by Pragati Chauhan
Dec 23, 2015

Sumitranandan Pant was born on May 20, 1900, at a fairy tale village called Kausani in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The great poet has cited more than 24 remarkable work including anthologies of poetry, verse dramas and essays.

Thoroughly impressed by the writing style of the famous Hindi writer, Sumitranandan Pant, Krishna Kant Paul, the Governor of Uttarakhand took the responsibility to felicitate the man of words by releasing a commemorative postage stamp on December 23, 2015. For this, the governor sent a proposal to the Central Government in June this, year.

The governor released the postage stamp at Raj Bhawan in the memory of Pant Ji who hailed from the beauteous Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. To make it a memorable event, a function was held in collaboration with the postal department. Since Pant Ji passed away on December 28, 1977, his family and close relatives were present in the function.


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Surprisingly it is not the first time when a postage stamp is issued in the memory of any literary artist of Uttarakhand. It’s good to see that Uttarakhand reveres indigenous personalities who have brought laurels to the state, be it in the field of art, literature, war-field or studies.

For those who haven’t heard about this great ‘Chhayavaadi’ poet of the 20th century will be astonished to know, that he has been conferred with various prestigious awards such as Padmabhushan (1961), Jnanapeeth (1968), Sahitya Akademi and Soviet Land Nehru award for his contribution to Hindi literature. Some of the remarkable works of this great Hindi Sahityakar are Childambra, Veena, Pallav, Gunjan, Gramya, Yugant, Yugani, Lokayatan, Kala and Boodha Chaand.

Pragati Chauhan

A writer by profession, thinker by choice and a nature lover since birth. I have always loved expressing myself through words, I believe words have a certain kind of melody which can be understood by anybody.

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