World Post Day – Why do we celebrate?

October 9th  is observed as a World Post Day to mark the commemoration of the foundation of Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969 announced this day as a World Post Day and this day onwards, all the countries across the world participates in the annual celebrations. On this event, Posts from different countries introduce many new postal products and services in the market. In olden days, the medium of communication in the Posts was letter and telegram.

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Now-a-days, the modern ways of communications like e-mails, fax, sms etc. have been introduced which has reduced the connectivity with old-aged people or senior citizens who are not well-versed with the tech-savvy environment. In this new era, we should never neglect our evolving roots of communicating from one place to another. Every year, this day is celebrated in order to spread awareness about the postal services among the public and media on a national scale and their role in everyday lives of peoples and their businesses.

Over 150 countries honour this World Heritage Day to promote their new postal products and bestow the awards to their employees for their services. Many Sovereign States issue new stamps like postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postal cards, post marks, covers etc. and formulate the philatelic exhibitions wherein the high rank holders give speech and spread the awareness about the contribution of posts to the global social and economic development of the countries. Mr. Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation had preluded this idea of jubilating the World Heritage Day at Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo. This day is celebrated in a variety of ways.

Several nations celebrate this day as a working holiday. On the occasion of World Post Day 2019, the UPU Director General Bishar Abdirahman Hussein stated a message, “On World Post Day, I extend my warmest thanks to all the world’s citizens, and to governments, designated operators, the United Nations, civil society and many others who have made their contributions to ensure ‘One world. One postal network’. According to him, on the completion of 145 years of UPU’s existence on October 9, it is worth reversing on how Post has helped the humanity. The most appropriate way to jubilate the past is to endeavour for more promising future.

We have been told that we have to conquer the problems to help the humanity so that we can give the promising future to our planet. This is going to be the best way to convey the growth and advancement to the world. People are encouraged to visit the post offices to see how they work for humanity.

On this World Post Day, I would like to say that we are practicing most of the posts like Facebook Posts, Twitter Posts, Instagram Posts, Whatsapp Posts, Snapchat Posts, LinkedIn Posts, YouTube Posts and Google Plus. Sitting at home and commenting on the posts or status of other persons rather than conveying their messages in a verbal way on phones has disconnected the families, friends and near ones from each other. An endeavour to kill the real devil in our hands and spend more time with our family and friends.

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