World Post Day 2019: Significance, importance & the Indian man behind it all; Check out all interesting facts

While we are in the era of Instagram DMs, a hand-written letter can still put a smile on our faces no matter what. So, this World Post Day, we look back the Indian man responsible for this day’s celebration around the world. Check it out
World Post Day 2019: Significance, importance & the Indian man behind it all; Check out all interesting factsWorld Post Day 2019: Significance, importance & the Indian man behind it all; Check out all interesting facts
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World Post Day, also known as World Post Office Day is celebrated on October 9th each year which marks as the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which was set up in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. While it is celebrated on October 9th, the day falls on 10th October in India. This day is celebrated to create awareness about the importance and role of postal services around the world and how it has contributed to global development. The celebration of this day was first suggested and discussed by an Indian man, Anand Mohan Narula, in 1969 at Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, this day is celebrated in almost 150 countries around the world. 

 

While there is no debating the fact of how important letters are, Alice in Wonderland author, Lewis Carroll made a comment saying, ‘The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters’.

 

While letters have been sought of a personal thing, they have also become immensely popular legal documents in history. Exactly like the now extremely famous letter written by former US President Barack Obama to then US President George Bush on May 1, 2003, apologising for criticising his idea of initiating war in Iraq.

Posts have now changed to social media posts which means to update the followers of the happenings in your life. So dedicating this day to posts and postal services, makes people aware of the great role played by them in the past and its contribution to social and economic development. 

 

How have letters impacted your life? Let us know in the comments section below.

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