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World Post Day for Universal Development

October 09, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Social    Views: 496

October nine of every year is observed as World Post Day. It marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital Berne. Postal departments connect people globally. This day is observed to recognize their services and to promote new postal products and services.

         

The village postman Ramaswamy is the heaven sent angel for our old grandma Ponnuthayi. All the people in our village call Ponnuthayi “grandma” because of her exceptional affection to all. Her grandson Selvam, the only relative alive, is serving in the Indian Army. The army people usually do not inform where Selvam is posted. But he used to send letters and money orders to his beloved grandma Ponnuthayi.

Every dawn of the golden sun brings glittering rays to her eyes which will be eagerly looking at east from where the village postman comes, riding in an old bicycle. The postman Ramaswamy is always an expected angel to Ponnuthayi and other villagers. He brings good news to people from the town nearby. He distributes money sent by money orders. He reads letters to uneducated old folks of the village. Sometimes he brings tears through some sorrowful messages. In short, the village postman is the heaven sent messenger to all the people of our remote village Thottilpatti.

Until a few years ago, the postman has been the only connecting bridge, connecting remote and ignorant villages with whole world. Although Internet and other modern technologies are replacing the work of postal departments, postal service still has a strong hold on society.

World Post Day

October 9th of every year is observed as World Post Day. Having a beginning from the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital Berne, the World Post Day is observed internationally since 9th October was declared as World Postal Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo in 1969.

Service of the Postal Departments

There were times when posts were delivered through doves and birds. For centuries postal services were functioning through messengers who who travelled long distances on foot or horseback and exchanged communications. From the 16th century, many national postage systems were set up. Although world has advanced with Internet and emails, hand-delivered letters have more value emotionally and psychologically. Receiving a letter from someone has something more special than emails and other modes of communication. Even today, official communications are sent by postal service.

Postal service in modern India

Today, India has the largest number of post offices in the world level with more than 1,56,000 post offices(excluding sub-offices), with more than 5,00,000 employees. It provides vital communication services in 89% of the Indian villages.

World Post Day reminds us the excellent contribution of the postal service to the social and economic development of countries in the globalized world. It is a uniting force generating a broader awareness of creating a universal brotherhood.

http://socyberty.com/government/world-post-day-for-universal-development/




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