Union Government releases special stamp on freedom fighter Gaya Prasad Katiyar

Posted on:27 Dec 2016 17:41:21

Union Government releases special stamp on freedom fighter Gaya Prasad Katiyar
27 December 2016 Current Affairs: The Department of Posts under the Union Ministry of Communications on 26 December 2016 released the special stamp on freedom fighter Gaya Prasad Katiyar.

Moreover, the government also released a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Personalities Series: Bihar'. The postal department also launched a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library to honor it as a one of the few oldest library of the country.

Gaya Prasad Katiyar : Gaya Prasad Katiyar was one of the most dedicated soldiers of India’s freedom struggle. 

He was born at Jagadishpur, UP and joined Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in 1925. He got connected with Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh during his freedom struggle. 

He participated on Lahore Conspiracy Case and was arrested from Saharanpur in 1929. 

Later he was transported to Cellular jail in Andaman and again he participated on hunger strike there.He was repatriated in 1937 but again arrested and transported to cellular jail from where he was released in 1946.

 


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