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Letters are nowadays a nostalgic memory for most of us. Those days in which we eagerly waited for a cycle bell to receive letters or cards of our beloved ones- for no reason that wait was lovely to feel! In due course with the technological era, the letters with filled-in emotions expressed as words paved the way to a single emoji. Nowadays these fond memories are being recreated in different corners of the world, yet those childhood days were really special. The volunteers who took the effort to reach the letters from one corner of the world to the other, are to be appreciated right? National Postal Worker day is on 1st July to admire the work of lakhs of postal workers. On this special day for the postal worker, let us go through the significance, history of National Postal Worker Day 2023.
History of National Postal Worker Day
The postal workers, both male and female, are the carriers of information between two persons. It is told that, on average a postal worker walks 4-5 miles with the letter load every day. No matter it is sunny or rainy they used to reach the with letter on time. In renaissance period in Kerala, it was told like, Anjalottakkaran a.k.a postmaster. Anjalottakkaran will be running from the message center to the delivery place with a bell in his hand. Can we relate this to present e-mails and online message platforms, which can be sent through a single click!
So, it is very much essential them to be appreciated in regard of climate, situations. Sometimes a postal worker becomes reader for any uneducated receiver. They are messengers delivering all kind of emotions. And it was started in 1997, to gives a day for the Postal Workers. For them to be addressed for their works and help to society. The National Postal Worker Day was celebrated first in Seattle, 1997 to address the consistent and diligent work of the postal workers.
National Postal Worker Day 2023 – Date
The National Postal Worker day 2023 is commemorated on 1 July
National Postal Worker Day, 2022 Date – 1 July 2022, Friday
Postal Workers 2023; Job Profile
A postal worker, as we mentioned earlier is the messenger. Apart from the carrier role, a worker includes other responsibilities too.
- Service clerks – They sells stamps and postage, and thereby help people to pick up packages and assist with other services such as passports.
- Letter/ Mail sorters – Sorts the mail physically to go to the right place may be as the PIN number, place.
- Mail carriers – To deliver the mail. In densely populated areas this is done on foot. In urban areas the postman/woman often use a mail truck and in rural areas they can drive their own vehicles.
- Vehicle Operator – Drives the truck/vehicle carrying mails/pallets and dispatch from one place to another.
Indian Postal Services
The Indian Postal Service was started on 1st October 1854. The Postal Department comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Communication, Government of India and headquartered at the Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. It was under the British rule the postal service started, to be say precisely, under Warren Hastings.
The postal circle is having a total of 23 postal circles, headed by a Chief Postmaster General and more sub divisions headed by Postmaster General. Moreover, there is a base circle to provide postal services to the Armed Forces of India headed by a Director General.
- One of the highest post offices in the world is in Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh. This is operated by India Post at an altitude of 14,567 ft.
- Philately – means the collection and study of postage stamps.
Services Provided by Indian Postal Services
- Postal Life insurance
- Postal savings and banking (India Post Payments Bank (IPPB))
- Savings Bank (SB/RD/TD/MIS/SCSS/PPF/SSA)
- Data collection
- E-commerce delivery
- Speed Post
- Identity cards for proof of residence
- India Post ATM
- RMS (Railway Mail Service)
- Post office Passport Seva Kendra
- Aadhaar Enrollment
- Western Union
- Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance
- Savings Cash Certificates
- Stamp Sale
Books and Authors related to Postal workers in fiction
- Post Office by Charles Bukowski
- The Postman by David Brin
- Postman Pat by John Arthur Cunliffe
- Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
- The Postman Always Rings Twice
- Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
World Post Day
World Post Day is celebrated as the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. It is celebrated every year on 9th October. The main aim for such a day is to bring awareness about the role of postal services in the everyday lives of people and businesses and also contribute to global social and economic development.
Readers can thank your postal worker, for all the help he/she is doing in this time. You can make posters wishing and this expressing gratitude towards the efforts of postal worker. We all know, during pandemic postal services had a major role in transport of covid19 related commodities. These postal workers are also frontline workers to reach in time your letters, books and other parcels on time. So, heartfully let us thank them on this important day completely dedicated for their handwork.
National Postal Workers Day 2023; Quiz
1) World postal day is celebrated on__
Answer: 9th October
2) The national postal day is celebrated on__
Answer: 10th October
3) When did the first General Post Office open in India?
Answer: 1774 (Kolkata)
4) Which Governor-general found Telegraph and Postal systems?
Answer: Lord Dalhousie
5) When did the Pin system Start in India?
6) What is the Full form of PIN?
Answer: Postal Index Number
7) How many digits are there in the zip code of India?
Answer: 6 digit
8) Which is the first Indian post office outside Indian territory?
Answer: post office at Dakshin Gangotri in Antarctica (1983)
9) In which year did Postal Life Insurance start in India?
10) Where is the postal staff college situated?
Answer: Ghaziabad (UP)
11) Where is the highest post office in the world situated?
Answer: Hikkim (Himachal Pradesh)
12) In which year was the first postage stamp issued in India
13) Which was the first postage stamp in India?
Answer: Sindh Dak
14) Where are Indian postage stamps printed?
Answer: India Security Press, Nasik
15) In which year was the first postage stamp issued in independent India?
Answer: 21st November 1947