Deen Dayal Upadhyay Sparsh Yojana

  • for school children to increase the reach of stamp collection called “Philately”.
  • Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby.
  • Scheme by Ministry of communication’s  Department of Posts .
  • Pan India scholarship program for school children.
  • A child should be a student of a recognized school within India and the concerned school should have a Philately Club and the candidate should be a member of the Club.
  • Philately is the hobby of collection and study of Postage stamps. It also entails the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps.
  • Scholarship will be Rs. 6000/- per annum @ Rs. 500/- per month.
  • Every Postal Circle will select a maximum of 40 scholarships representing 10 students each from Standard VI, VII, VIII & IX.
  • Deen Dayal Upadhayay
  • one of the leaders of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the present day Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Upadhyaya conceived the political philosophy Integral Humanism. The philosophy of Integral Humanism advocates the simultaneous and integrated program of the body, mind and intellect and soul of each human being.
  • Integral Humanism, which is a synthesis of the material and the spiritual, the individual and the collective
  • visualised for India a decentralised polity and self-reliant economy with the village as the base.
  • Upadhyaya was convinced that India as an independent nation could not rely upon Western concepts like individualism, democracy, socialism, communism or capitalism & thought that Indian polity after Independence has been raised upon superficial Western foundations and not rooted in the traditions of India’s ancient culture.
  • welcomed modern technology but wanted it to be adapted to suit Indian requirements.
  • believed in Swaraj
  • found dead on 11 February 1968 at Mughal Sarai railway yard
  • written a drama Chandragupta Maurya, and later wrote a biography of Shankaracharya. He translated a Marathi biography of Hedgewar, the founder of RSS.
  • was found dead on 11 February 1968 at Mughal Sarai railway yard.
  • Upadhyaya edited Panchjanya (Weekly) and Swadesh (Daily) from Lucknow.

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