Title: The Students' Day
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
570 
KPC#
C-337 
MICHEL#
597 
StanGib#
721 
Scott#
590 
Date of Issue
11/03/1967 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
7 won 
Design
Students' Memorial, Kwang-ju 
Designer
Oh Choong-whan 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
Granite paper; unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
On November 3, 1929, students in Kwangjoo, a principal city in a southern province, rose up indignantly against the Japanese oppressors, leading a nationwide student movement for liberation of this country from the Japanese ruler, and the day is observed every year as Student Day in memory of the brave and heroic struggle of the students.

The student movement, commonly called as "Kwangjoo student uprising," was touched off by an incidental clash between Korean and Japanese students at Kwangjoo railroad station. Regarding the incident as manifestation of outright anti-Japanese feeling, the Japanese authorities imprisoned or dismissed from schools only Korean students involved in the scuffling, and this prejudiced handling added fuel to the indignation of the Korean students, eventually touching off the student uprising, first in Kwangjoo and then throughout the nation.

The student movement was the second largest independence movement in scale, only next to the March One Independence Movement in 1919, and was joined in by more than 60,000 students of 194 schools throughout the country. The students had to pay a high price for the uprising. A good many number of students were placed behind the bars in chain and still many more students had to die shedding valuable blood of youth. Their self-sacrificing dedication to our fatherland will go down in the history of this nation as an example of a heroic and patriotic student movement.

On the occasion of the Student Day this year, we, in a tragic fate of national territorial division, recall the heroism of the students who were incarnation of patriotism and justice itself, and renew our determination for our national eunification.