World Post Day is being observed on Friday (October 9).
This year the theme is ‘Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape.’
The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.
The celebration encourages countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.
It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations.