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World Post Day 2020

World Post Day 2020 is celebrated today on October 9,to mark the anniversary of the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) across the world. UPU was established in 1874. At that time, posts were the only way to communicate, however, its area of work has been widened over the period.

World Post Day History
The day was declared by the 1969 UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan. The day was proposed by Shri Anand Mohan Narula, a member of the Indian delegation. Since then, World Post Day has been observed every year on October 9.
The first known postal document, found in Egypt, dates back to 255 BC. However, postal services existed on nearly every continent in the form of messengers serving kings and emperors even before that.
The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was first issued in Great Britain, on 1 May 1840, but was not valid for use until 6 May.

World Post Day Significance
The day aims to spread awareness about the Post’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses and its contribution to global social and economic development.
The UPU’s three strategic pillars are innovation, integration and inclusion.
The Post has a network of more than 6.5 lakh offices and 53 lakh staff globally. It has the ability to deliver services to anyone, anywhere.

World Post Day Quotes
“Thank God postal services were invented, or else Pigeons would have remained our resort!”
“Who thought sending notes, letters, or gifts over posts would be so easy! Postal services have made our lives easier.”
“The infrastructure of Nations all over the globe has highly increased because of the Postal Service.”
“The Internet creates as well as destroys whereas a post always just gives.”
“Our postal services are a vital part of our nation’s infrastructure. Savour it.”

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