Shillong, October 10 : India Post is celebrating National Postal Week 2023 from October 9 to 13, 2023. The celebration is aimed at generating awareness about India Post’s role and activities in the nation’s development.

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.

As part of National Postal Week, India Post, North East Circle is celebrating World Post Day, Vin Sashaktikaran Diwas, Philately Day, Mails and Parcels Day, and Antyodya Diwas to focus on various services provided by India Post.

On World Post Day, India Post organized a Dak Community Development Programme (DCDP) at all Postal Divisions under North East Postal Circle with active participation of all stakeholders from Central, State, and Local government. This event brought awareness on Financial Inclusion and also augmented the opening of Post Office Savings Bank/India Post Payment Bank Accounts and Postal Life Insurance /Rural Postal Life Insurance policies.

On Philately Day, the 11th October there will be interactive sessions at Schools for DHAI AKHAR – “Digital India For New India”. Quizzes and Seminars on Philately will be held at various places.

On Mails and Parcels Day, the 12th October, Customer Meets (Bulk Customer) will be held at all Divisions. There will be awareness sessions and workshops with Postmasters and delivery staff posted in the field units and Nodal Delivery Centres to improve delivery efficiency.

On Antyodaya Diwas, the 13th October, Seminars will be organized by each Circle where the officers of various Departments of respective State Governments dealing with the matters/schemes related to the upliftment of poor, marginalized, and backward sections of the society were invited for a panel discussion. Awareness cum Aadhar enrolment and updation camps will also be organized in rural/remote areas and urban slums. People will be made aware about the availability of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), Social Security Pensions, Jan Suraksha Scheme (PMJJY, PMSBY, APY), Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts, AePS, and other products and services of the Department of Posts. Financial literacy campaigns will also be carried out to adopt safety in ensures while doing digital payments and to avoid online frauds. These camps will organized in rural areas, remote areas, urban slums, underdeveloped areas, and undeveloped areas. CSC Services enrolment PM Kisan Registration, Ayushman Bharat, Shram Shakti Yojana, PM Jan Suraksha Schemes, Delivery of PM Vishwakarma Certificates to beneficiaries, IPPB CAG Policies for workers through institutional selling to factory/workshop owners, and business owners for their workers will also be held as part of the celebrations.