Back
Home » Insync
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Aaradhya Bachchan's Cute Smile Steals The Show As She Poses With Aishwarya & Abhishek!
    • Madhur Bhandarkar After Visiting Lata Mangeshkar In Hospital: 'She Is Stable'
    • Ajay Devgn Says Working With Kajol In 'Tanhaji' Felt Like Home On Sets!
    • Pati Patni Aur Woh Song 'Ankhiyon Se Goli Mare': Kartik, Bhumi & Ananya Get Groovy!
    • Mardaani 2 Director Apologises To Kota Residents After Locals Alleged It Showed Them In Bad Light!
    • Tamannaah Bhatia Gets Emotional After Meeting 'Idol' Karisma Kapoor On A Flight!
    • Italian Film ‘Despite The Fog’ Opens The 50th International Film Festival Of India
    • Mehsoos Review: Chand Mohammad’s Short Film Makes For a Good Watch
    • When Katrina Kaif Left Salman Khan Blushing!
    • IFFI 2019: Historic Culmination of 50 Golden Years
    • Sushmita Sen Birthday Special: 4 Factors That Prove The Former Miss Universe Is A Superwoman!
    • IFFI 2019 Pays Homage to 13 Film Personalities Who Left Us In Recent Past
    • IFFI 2019: Things To Know About The 50th International Film Festival of India in Goa
    • Ranveer Singh Is Deepika Padukone's 'Super Drug'; Actress Drops A New Photo Of Hubby
    • Lata Mangeshkar’s Family Slams Death Hoax: Requests To Ignore Fake Reports
    • Motichoor Chaknachoor Director Disowns Film; Warns People To Watch It At Their Own Risk!
    • Birthday Special: 5 Times Tara Sutaria Made Us Say 'Marjaavaan' With Her Stunning Clicks!
    • Manav Kaul's First Look From Saina Nehwal Biopic Leaves The Shuttler Impressed!
World Post Day 2019: Date, Significance And History
Boldsky | 9th Oct, 2019 01:14 PM

9 October marks the World Post Day and it is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the postal services in the country and the vital role they play in everyone's lives and businesses. On this day in the year 1874, the Universal Postal Union was established in Bern (Switzerland) and in 1967, Universal Postal Union Congress (Japan) officially declared the day as the World Post Day.

The Indian post was established around 150 years ago and is considered as the backbone of the country. All the banking documents, parcel, insurance services and money transfer are carried out by the post services and that's why it is the largest postal network worldwide.

Significance Of World Post Day

The World Post Day holds its own significance which is as follows:

  • To ensure a worldwide network of advanced products and services.
  • To increase awareness of the role of postal services for people and business.
  • To thank people for their contribution to the economic development of the country.
  • To recognise postal workers and appreciate their effort for delivering posts without any climatic or geographical barrier.
  • To encourage people to carry out certain programmes or activities and make people and media aware of its role on a national level.
History Of World Post Day

Very long ago, people used to send and receive letters through messengers who travelled miles to deliver them. They either travelled on foot or horseback to deliver messages to people. Then in the 16th and 17th century, the national postal system was started in which mails between countries were exchanged through bilateral agreements. With the start of the eighties, the postal service became inefficient and complicated due to its expansion.

In 1863, Postmaster General of the US, Montgomery Blair, organized a conference in which delegates from 15 European and American countries proposed many general principles during the conference for mutual agreements on the international postal services. In spite of that, the International Postal Agreement was not created.

Eleven years later on 15 September 1874, a senior postal official of the North German Confederation, Heinrich von Stephan reorganized a conference in Switzerland with representatives from 22 countries. Later in the same year on October 9, the 'Treaty of Berne' was signed by the delegates and finally, General Postal Union was established.

In 1878, its name was changed to 'Universal Postal Union' and in 1948, the postal became one of specialized agencies of the United Nations. On the 16th Universal Postal Union meeting in Tokyo, the World Post Day was finally declared by the delegates.

Things To Do On World Post Day
  • Surprise your loved ones with a letter.
  • Thank a mail carrier for their effort.
  • Organize a program to make people aware of the importance of postal services in the country.
  • Organize a special class to teach school children about postal services.
  • Organize an international letter-writing competition.
   
 
Health and Life
  • Copaiba Oil: Health Benefits, Risks And How To Use
  • Bleeding Haemorrhoids (Piles): Symptoms, Prevention And Ways To Manage It
  • Neurosexism: Is It True That Men And Women Have Different Brains?
    • 6 Surprising Health Benefits Of Black Sapote
    • Erythritol: Health Benefits And Side Effects
    • Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulty): Types, Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Diagnosis And Treatment
      • Is Dosa Good For A Weight-loss Diet?
      • 10 Best Quadriceps Exercises To Strengthen Your Thighs
      • 6 Impressive Health Benefits Of Buckwheat Tea
        • Heat Exhaustion: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prevention
        • Diabetes Insipidus In Children: Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
        • World Diabetes Day 2019: Best And Worst Drinks For Diabetes
          • Diabetes-friendly Indian Diet: A 7-day Vegetarian And Non-vegetarian Meal Plan
          • Diabetes Insipidus: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prevention
          • World Diabetes Day 2019: Expert Tips To Eat Right And Manage Diabetes
            • Juvenile Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors And How To Manage
            • Kava: Health Benefits, Side Effects And How To Use
            • Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And How To Prevent Them
              • Syphilis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
              • 11 Proven Health Benefits Of Honeybush Tea
              • 10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Nectarines