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Country to celebrate World Postal Day today

Published : 08 Oct 2022 10:20 PM | Updated : 09 Oct 2022 12:32 PM

The country will celebrate the World Postal Day today across the country through various programmes.

The Department of Posts would organize discussion, essay writing competition and Bangladesh Radio and Bangladesh Television would broadcast discussions marking the Day.

This year the theme of this day is 'Post for Planet'.

Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar issued a message on the eve of this Day.

"Our biggest challenge was to bring the struggling postal service to a better position, and we have already done a lot of that….The post office has now become a reliable institution for e-commerce,” he said.

He said that there is no other institution in the country except the post office with huge infrastructure and manpower nationwide. This organisation delivers daily essential products to the customers in remote and inaccessible areas, he added.

Highlighting the contribution of the postal service in delivering medical equipment from farmers' fruits and vegetables during the Corona period, the minister said that the post office was not closed even for a day under the emergency service.

On October 9, 1874, the 'Universal Postal Union' was formed at an international conference held in Bern, Switzerland, with the participation of representatives of 22 countries.

Later on, October 9, 1969, was declared as the World Postal Day by passing a resolution raised by this organization at the United Nations.

Bangladesh became a member of Universal Postal Union (UPU) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1973 under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Since then the World Postal Day has been celebrated every year in the country.

The minister wished the overall success of the Day.