To promote letter writing, Universal Postal Union organizes letter writing competition at International Level every year. Mr Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region told that school children of up to the age of 15 years (as on 31st March, 2014) may take part in this competition, which will be held on 5th of January, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 at Allahabad. The topic for 43rd letter writing competition is "How music can touch lives." Composition must be presented in the form of letter not exceeding 800 words. It may be written in English or any language listed in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India.
Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region informed that this letter writing competition will be organized at the headquarter of all Postal Circles/ Regions. In Allahabad Region this competition will be organized in Allahabad, where participants from the districts of Allahabad, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Chandauli, Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Ghazipur and Jaunpur will participate. Last date of application for the competition is 21th December, 2013. He said that application forms for the competition may be obtained from the office of concerned Senior Superintendent/ Superintendent of Post Offices, in the mean while all Divisional heads have been instructed to ensure wide publicity and supply of forms to all schools.
Mr Yadav further added that the reputed schools may organize this competition for their students independently as well. Concerned school principals may contact Sr. Supdt of Post Offices for this.
Director Mr. K. K. Yadav told that these letters will be evaluated in Lucknow at Circle level and three best letters will be sent to Postal Directorate, New Delhi for inclusion at National Level. Three best participants at National level will be awarded first, second and third prizes with a cash reward of Rs. 2,000, 1,500 and 1,000. While one best entry from each Circle will also be awarded with a cash reward of Rs. 250 as consolation prize. The best entry at the National level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for this International level competition.