World Post Day

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Overview:

World Post Day is observed each year on October 9 across the world.

About:

  • The day is celebrated to commemorate the date of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
  • It was instituted at the 1969 UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Theme: The theme for World Post Day 2022 is 'Post for Planet'.
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU): The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was started in 1874 in Switzerland.

 

India:

  • The world's first official airmail flight took place in India on February 18, 1911.
  • The Indian Post Office Act 1898 was passed by the legislature on March 22, 1898. It became active on July 1, 1898.
  • In Independent India, the first official postal stamp was issued on November 21, 1947. The new stamp depicted the Indian flag with the patriots' slogan 'Jai Hind'.

 


Source : Hindustan Times