The Universal Postal Union is organising 42nd letter writing contest on the topic " Why water is precious". Director postal services, Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav said the contest will be held at the headquarters of all postal circles/regions on January 6.
In Allahabad region, the contest will be organised here where participants from Allahabad, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Chandauli, Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Ghazipur and Jaunpur will participate. Besides, schools and colleges may organize a similar contest in collaboration of department of posts.
Schoolchildren upto 15 years (as on March 3l, 2013) can participate. Last date of application is December 26. The application forms can be obtained from the office of senior superintendent/ superintendent of post offices. All divisional heads have been told to ensure wide publicity and supply of forms to all schools.
Yadav said these letters will be evaluated at the circle level and three best letters will be sent to Postal Directorate, New Delhi for inclusion at the national level. Three best participants at the national level will be awarded first, second and third prizes while one best entry from each circle will also be awarded. The best letter at national level will be included in the international contest. Out of which, top three participants will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals with certificate and an official stamps album of the Universal Postal Union.