Freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin C. Kesavan was honoured with the release of a commemorative postage stamp on 23rd May 2018. Governor of Kerala P. Sathasivam released the stamps in the presence of several other important delegates like Law and Culture Minister A.K. Balan, Public Works Minister G. Sudhakaran, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, Director of Public Relations T.V. Subash, and Chief Post Master General Shardha Sampath.
The event was organised by the Culture Department, Department of Posts, and the C. Kesavan Foundation together. The Governor said that C. Kesavan deserves this honour. He also pointed out that commemorative postage stamps remind the youth about the important personalities and events that shaped our future. 49 commemorative stamps on Kerala have been released, out of which 15 honour important personalities.
Keshavan belonged to a lower caste called Ezhava and was born in 1891 in Mayyanad, near to Kollam. He worked tirelessly for the improvement of the socio-economic condition of people belonging to Ezhava caste. Being an atheist, he even asked people to abandon Hinduism in the 1930s.
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