Postal Week 2021
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. 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.
Universal Postal Union is celebrating World Postal Day with the theme ‘Innovate to Recover’.
During the pandemic, when every business was affected by the lockdown, postal services ensured that they delivered letters and the parcels to people across the globe.
India Post celebrates National Postal Week from 9th to 16th October every year. The celebration is aimed at generating a broad awareness about India Post’s role and activities among the public and media at national level.
As part of National Postal Week, Department celebrates Banking Day, Postal Life Insurance Day, Philately Day, Business Development Day and Mails Day to focus on various services provided.
At the same time, Department of Posts will be participating and organising day wise activities under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Week, begins from 11 October 2021 to 17 October 2021.
National Postal Week celebration planned for the current year is as follows:
09.10.2021- World Post Day | 11.10.2021- Banking Day | 12.10.2021-Postal Life Insurance Day
13.10.2021- Philately Day | 14.10.2021- Business Development Day | 16.10.2021- Mails Day