Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad – Vadodara – Gujarat
Sayajirao Gaekwad III was the Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is notably remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule. On assuming the reins of government, some of his first tasks included education of his subjects, uplifting of the downtrodden, and judicial, agricultural and social reforms, . He played a key role in the development of Baroda’s textile industry, and his educational and social reforms included among others, a ban on child marriage, legislation of divorce, removal of untouchability, spread of education, development of Sanskrit, ideological studies and religious education as well as the encouragement of the fine arts. The cancellation depicts statue of Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad.
(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara West Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in November 2009)
Date of cancellation:-16.01.1989.