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When is National Post Day

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When is National Post Day

National Post Day is celebrated on October 10 every year and it is an extension of World Post Day, which is celebrated on  October 9. National Post Day is celebrated to mark the role played by the Indian postal department in over 150 years.
 
Technology has made our lives easier and faster. Smartphones, computers have made it easier for people to contact each other, irrespective of the distance, in a much faster way. However, this was not the case few years ago. It still is not the case for many who are not as privileged as others. For them, sending a post is a much more accessible way of connecting with their loved ones. Few years ago, that was the only way. That is why writing letters was an important form of communication. People used to eagerly wait for letters from their family members who lived in villages or cities. In many cases, the post man played an important role in connecting people by helping those who could not read or write. The Indian postal department has played an important role for several years and is still doing it.
 
Indian postal service
 
Postal service was introduced in India by the British. It was founded in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie. Currently, it functions under the Ministry of Communications and is the most widely distributed postal system in the world.
 
The post office delivers mails, remits money in the form of money orders (which is the only way of sending money for many Indians). They also run small savings schemes, provide life insurance coverage under Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance. It also plays an important role in discharging government services such as payment of pensions to senior and retired citizens. Wages under MGNREGA is also distributed through post offices.
 
India has 23 postal circles and 9 postal zones including Army Post Office. Post offices in Indian follow a 6-digit PIN Code system, which was introduced in India in 1972.
 

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