FLAG STATUES IN INDIA
To adorn a city by means of that oldest form of plastic art – Sculpture – is an old and time-honoured usages. It was more common in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece than anywhere else, and it originated in ancient India and other lands also independently….. Sculpture and statuary as decoration of a town came to be adopted as a universal practice in the West through the example of the Greeks and the peoples of Italy. ………The different countries of Europe began to vie with one another in this matter, and Italy and Germany, France and Spain, and England produced some of great sculptures whose works adorning the various towns and galleries of Europe form the pride of modern European art…….
The Martyr's Memorial is a life-size statue of seven brave young men who sacrificed their lives in the Quit India movement (11 August 1942), to hoist the National Flag on the Secretariat building, Patna, Bihar. The foundation stone of Martyr's Memorial was laid on August 15, 1947, by the governor of Bihar Jairam Das Daulatram. The sculptor Deviprasad Roychoudhry built the bronze statue of the seven students with the National Flag. These statues were cast in Italy and later placed here. The seven students, whose names are engraved on the Martyrs’ Memorial in Patna were:
A statue now stands at the spot where she was killed in Tamluk, East Medinipur.
And a Memorial Pillar adjacent to Matangini Statue at Tamluk
Matangini leading the procession, statue at Nandkumar, East Medinipur.
Note: The FDCs and Special Covers depicted above were all post marked at the birth/event place