News – National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October, 2014.
India Post is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October, 2014. The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness about the role of the postal sector in the lives of people and business and its contribution to the social and economic development of the country. The celebration is aimed at generating a broader awareness about India Post’s role and activities among the public and media at national level.
On the occasion of ‘World Post Day’ a seminar on ‘Building Business for India Post’ was organized by Department of Posts to deliberate on opportunities and road ahead for India Post. ‘My Stamp’ facility was also inaugurated by Member (Operations), Postal Services Board in Sansad Marg Head Post Office, New Delhi – 110001. Number of activities have been planned during National Postal Week across the country.
As part of National Postal Week, Department is celebrating Savings Bank day, Mail Day, Philately Day, Business Development Day and PLI Day to focus on various services provided.
India Post has set up Automated Mail Processing Centers in Delhi & Kolkata to create an Automated Mail grid. The Automated Mail Processing Center facilitates the processing of more than 55,000 piece of mail an hour. During the National Postal Week customers, especially children are encouraged to tour Automated Mail Processing Center. This unique venture of India Post is worth visit by the people.
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9th October, to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969 and since then, it is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.