Indian Post Day 2022: Know when and why ‘National Post Day’ is Celebrated?

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National Post Day (Indian Postal Day) is observed every year on 10 October, the basic objective of celebrating this special day is to remember the role played by the Indian Postal Department for the last 150 years, which was established in 1854. The Indian Postal Service has been an integral part of India. The postal services in India have performed at their best despite the diversity in culture, tradition, and difficult geographical terrain.

National Postal Day, or Indian Postal Day, is celebrated to generate awareness about the Indian postal system and its importance. 

The postal service was the only service through which the individual remains connected to the individual. It was considered one of the important services. India Post is like that link that binds the whole country in one thread. Relatives used to participate in each other’s happiness and sorrow through letters. Despite being so far away, there would be belonging and love in everyone, and in today’s time, even after every moment of news, the love, attraction, and belongingness of the time of letters have been lost somewhere. In such a situation, National Post Day (Indian Postal Day) works to remind us of those old days.

World Postal Day  9 October
National Postal Day 10 October

History of the Indian National Postal Service

In India, this facility is called Indian Postal Service, through this service letters, cards, and other important documents are sent. This office is commonly called Post Office. Apart from allotment of letters and documents, it is also recognized for some functions of the bank, such as depositing money in the post office. Many types of schemes are run in the post office.

Establishment of the Indian National Postal Service

This Indian Postal Service was established in 1766 by Lord Clive. The first post office in India was started in Kolkata by Warren Hastings in 1774. Stamps were introduced in 1852. Thus the postal service in India has completed more than 166 years. The Indian Postal Service is considered one of the major postal services.

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Indian National Postal Week in India

Along with World Post Day, National Postal Week is also being celebrated in India from 9 to 15 October. Their purpose is to spread awareness among the people about postal services and their importance so that people can know the importance of the people engaged in the work of these services, who are engaged in connecting people day and night all over the world.



9 October

World Post Day

10 October

Banking Day

12 October

Postal Life Insurance Day

13 October

Philately Day

14 October

Business Development Day

15 October

Mails Day

Postal delivery work by Indian Postal Department

The Indian Postal Department does the work of postal delivery in the country on the basis of Pincode Number (Postal Index Number). The Pincode number was introduced on 15 August 1972. Under this, the country has been divided into no geographic regions by the Department of Posts.

Numbers 1 to 8 are geographical areas and number 9 is allotted to the Army’s postal service. The first number of the pin code represents the area, the second number represents the sub-region, and the third number represents the district. The last three numbers indicate the specific post office of that district.

Why is World Post Day celebrated?

World Post Day is celebrated every year on 9 October to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in Bern in 1874. It was declared 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 postal services.

The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness about the role of the postal sector in people’s lives and businesses and its contribution to the socio-economic development of countries.

World Post Day encourages member countries to take up activities to create wider awareness about the role of postal services. The UPU (a specialized agency of the United Nations) has 191 member countries, including India.

When is Indian Postal Day celebrated?

National Post Day (Indian Postal Day) is observed every year on 10 October.

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