Government issues commemorative postage stamp on Rajkumar Shukla, 1917 Champaran Satyagraha hero

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Champaran Satyagraha hero Rajkumar Shukla on December 18th 2018 at New Delhi in the presence of Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, MP (West Champaran) and Satish Chandra Dubey, MP(Valmikinagar).

In drawing the attention of Mahatma Gandhi to the plight of peasants suffering under an oppressive system established by European indigo planters in Champaran, Bihar, Rajkumar Shukla made a seminal contribution culminating in the launch of the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 by Mahatma Gandhi.

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Champaran Satyagraha is credited to be the first civil disobedience agitation of India and saw Mahatma Gandhi’s popularity touch new heights.