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, 2015) may take part in this competition, which will be held on 4th of January, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the headquarter of all Postal Circles/ Regions. In Uttar Pradesh, apart from Allahabad it will be organized at Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad and Bareilly.
The topic for 44th UPU letter writing competition is "Tell us about the world you want to grow up in." 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. 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.
Last date of application for the competition is 22th December, 2014. He said that application forms for the competition may be obtained from the office of concerned Senior Supdt./ Supdt. of Post Offices, in the mean while all Divisional heads have been instructed to ensure wide publicity and supply of forms to all schools, said Mr. Yadav.
Director Mr. Krishna Kumar 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. 5,000, 3,000 and 2,000. While one best entry from each Circle will also be awarded with a cash reward of Rs. 1,000 as consolation prize. The best entry at the National level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for this International level competition.