Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Indian Postal Stamp on Kosambi

Request for Stamp on DD Kosambi
March 25: The human resources development ministry has requested the secretary, department of post, to release a postal stamp in the honour of Prof. D.D. Kosambi, one of the finest intellectuals of the last century who applied mathematical methods of research to history and the culture of India.

In a letter to Planning Commission member Bhalchandra Mungekar, HRD ministry joint secretary Sunil Kumar said the proposal to release a postal stamp has since been approved by the minister of communications and IT and that the same is likely to be released this year after the department of posts completes the formalities.

Dr Mungekar had requested HRD minister Arjun Singh to release a postal stamp in honour of Prof. Kosambi on July 31 last year and institute a Prof. Kosambi chair in history in any of the universities.

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