Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The National Postal Day is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday as an extension of World Post Day.

On this occasion, Postal Department has organised various programmes across Odisha. Several programmes are also lined up across the State to make people aware of various utility services provided by the department.

Notably, Universal Postal Union has been observing World Post Day on October 9 since 1874. However, National Postal Day is observed across India on October 10 every year.

Moreover, as an extension of the special day, Rayagada Postal Division will conduct a postal ticket exhibition from November 18-19. The rulebook of the exhibition named RayaPex has already been released today. Rare postal tickets from India and abroad will be on display during the exhibition.

“It’s a great pleasure that as many as 31 Dak Ghar Niryat Kendra services have started in Odisha. Dak Ghar Niryat Kendra is a specialised counter where MSMEs and small artisans will get assistance. We will celebrate Antodaya Dibas on October 13. On that special day, we will focus on the backward-class women who do not have access to financial inclusion,” said Odisha Chief Post Master General (CPMG) Suchismita Swain.

“Rayagada Postal Division was set up in 2019.  This division has been chosen to conduct the postal ticket exhibition in 2023,” said Rayagada Postal Division Superintendent Minaketan Pradhan.