Monday, September 26, 2016
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October. The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a means to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) creation in 1874.
The purpose of World Post Day is to bring awareness to the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.
As a result, the UPU's member countries are encouraged to organize their own national activities to celebrate the event, including everything from the introduction or promotion of new postal products and services, to the organization of open days at post offices, mail centres and postal museums.
INTERNATIONAL LETTER-WRITING COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:
For countries participating in the UPU International Letter-Writing Competition, national winners are often honoured on 9 October. The theme selected for the 2016 competition is: "Write a letter to your 45-year-old self." This topic was chosen to mark the 45th edition of the international contest. Children around the world are warmly encouraged to give flight to their imagination, while writing a letter to themselves in the future.
NATIONAL POSTAL WEEK:
INDIA POST is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th to 15th of October-2016 and week days celebrated as::
09.10.2016: World Post Day
10.10.2016: Savings Bank Day
13.10.2016: Mail Day & Philately Day
14.10.2016: PLI Day
15.10.2016: Business Development Day