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World Post Day 2022 - Why it is celebrated? Significance, History & Objectives

World Post Day 2022 - October 09.

The National Postal Day of India is celebrated annually on October 10 to honour the role played by the Indian postal service. World Post Day is observed annually on October 9 to commemorate the founding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.

"Since our inception, we have triumphed over wars, calamities, and epidemics.

We've consistently delivered. However, 2020 was the year that the postal sector revealed itself to the world. It plays an essential part in any culture because of its adaptability, tenacity, and persistence.

We demonstrated that we are more than just mail. Even during pandemics, when everything was shut down totally, testing kits, safety gear, medications, cash, and other supplies were supplied via the mail service.

World Post Day strives to raise awareness of the postal sector's importance in daily life as well as its contribution to global social and economic advancement.

The first known postal document was discovered in Egypt in the year 255 BC. Bilateral postal agreements oversaw international mail exchange during the 17th and 18th centuries. The network of bilateral agreements was so complicated by the 19th century that it had a detrimental effect on international trade and economic growth. At this point, it became necessary to streamline and simplify this on a global scale.

Member states are invited to take part in the celebration's programme events in order to raise public and media awareness of their Post on a national level.

Every year, more than 150 countries throughout the world commemorate World Post Day because it is a working holiday in many countries. While many Posts utilise the occasion to launch or advertise fresh postal goods and services, others use the day to honour their staff for exemplary service.

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