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Indian postal deptt commemorates great surveyors

A set of three commemorative stamps and miniature sheet on ‘The Great Arc – 200 Years’ was released by the Department of Post on Monday. The ceremony took place at the Survey of India’s Maharashtra Geo-Spatial Data Centre.

These stamps feature the Great Trigonometrical Survey, Radha Nath Sikdar and Pandit Nain Singh. Sikdar, right hand man of George Everest, is credited with measuring Mount Everest and Nain Singh, with taking up the challenge of mapping Tibet and eventually proving that the river Tsangpo and Brahmaputra are one and the same.

The Great Indian Arc project began in Delhi on April 7, 2004; and the function was the part of this ongoing celebrations.