Sunday, January 4, 2015

Children write letters on ‘Tell us about the world you want to grow up in’ : 44th UPU letter writing competition organized in Allahabad

Every child has his thoughts about his society. Someone wishes to have an educated and clean country, while others wish to have a country free of corruption and filled with social harmony. Abolition of child labor and prevention of crimes against Women, it’s all there in the young minds of today’s youth and they wish to do something about it. While on one hand the youth wishes to have a hi-tech world on the other they are also conscious about the environment. Many ideas like these were expressed by children who participated, in the 44th UPU letter writing competition organized by the Department of Posts on 4th January at Allahabad Head Post Office, whose theme was "Tell us about the world you want to grow up in."

On the occasion Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region said that to promote letter writing, Universal Postal Union organizes letter writing competition at International Level every year for School children up to the age of 15 years. Participants from Allahabad, Varanasi, Jaunpur and Ghazipur districts participated in this competition. Participants have to write the letter in 800 words in English or any other language listed in Schedule Eight of Constitution.

Director Postal Services, Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav said that Letter writing is a kind of contemplation, which gives stability to the mind. Letters have a deep relationship with emotions.  Reading letters is equally important as writing letters. Purpose of writing letters is not limited only to giving information but it also contains a sense of mystery or secrecy, collectability, art of writing and a notion to understand the past. Mr. Yadav added that Letter writing is also a serious form of literature. With elaborate words a number of untold feelings find place in letters. 

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. 1000 as consolation prize. The best entry at the National level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for this International level competition. 

On this occasion a number of Postal officers, parents of the participating children, their teachers and Postal officers including Mr. Rahmatullah, Sr. Supdt. Of Post Offices Allahabad Division; Mr. R. N. Yadav, Senior Post Master, Allahabad, Mr. R. P. Srivastava were present.

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