World Post Day 2019: Proposed By An Indian
Shri Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation, submitted the proposal to celebrate world post day.
Knock Knock! Postman!
Oh! Its long time I did not hear this, I used to listen to this very often when I was a child. But why I am telling you about this because it is World Post Day today! Here are a few things that you need to know about this day.
World Post Day is observed on October 9 every year. It is celebrated as the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which began in 1874 in Switzerland. To be noted, the UPU was the start of the global communications revolution, presenting the ability to write and be in touch with people all over the world. From 1969, countries across the globe celebrate this day to show the postal service importance.
The United Nations says the celebration of World Post Day aims at raising awareness of the postal sector in our everyday lives. How it plays an essential role in people and their businesses; and its contribution towards the social and economic development of countries.
World Post Day was first declared on October 9, 1969, UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Shri Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation, submitted the proposal to celebrate world post day.
Each year World Post Day is celebrated by more than 150 countries in different ways. In a few countries, a holiday is declared while some Posts also reward their employees for excellent service on this day.
Bishar Abdirahman Hussein's, UPU Director-General, on the World Post Day 2019 says, "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".