Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hindi library at Postmaster General, Allahabad office

ALLAHABAD: To let Hindi thrive, we have to develop interest towards it among people and libraries have an important role in this, said Lt Col Ashok Kumar Gupta at the inauguration of the newly constructed Hindi Library at the Office of Post Master General Allahabad. He said books on various subjects should be compiled in the library. Presiding over the function director postal services Krishna Kumar Yadav said books are like oxygen that refreshes the environment. Some time spent in the library between the busy hours will refresh the minds of employees and interest make them interested in knowledge and research. The library has a collection of more than 2,000 books along with the four 'Vedas'.
Assistant director (Raajbhasha) R N Yadav delivered the welcome address and assistant director Madhusudan Prasad Mishra extended the vote of thanks. Senior postmaster T B Singh, along with Ram Surat, Nand Kishore, assistant superintendent Prabhakar Tripathi and other employees were also present.

Courtesy : Times of India, 20 Sept. 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

पोस्टमास्टर जनरल, इलाहाबाद कार्यालय में हिंदी-पुस्तकालय का उद्घाटन

हिन्दी को यदि समृद्ध करना है तो पठन-पाठन की अभिरूचि को भी विकसित करना होगा। इस क्रम में पुस्तकालय महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते है। सिविल लाइंस स्थित पोस्टमास्टर जनरल कार्यालय में नवनिर्मित हिंदी पुस्तकालय का उद्घाटन करते हुये उक्त बाते ले0 कर्नल अशोक कुमार गुप्ता पोस्टमास्टर जनरल ने कही। उन्होंने इस बात पर भी जोर दिया कि हिंदी पुस्तकालय में सभी विषयों से संबंधित पुस्तकों का संग्रहण सुनिश्चित किया जाय।

कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता करते हुये इलाहाबाद परिक्षेत्र के निदेशक डाक सेवाएं श्री कृष्ण कुमार यादव ने कहा कि आज के दौर में पुस्तकें आक्सीजन का कार्य करती हैं। प्रशासकीय व्यस्तताओं के बीच पुस्तकालय में बैठकर अध्ययन-मनन न सिर्फ स्फूर्ति प्रदान करेगा, बल्कि ज्ञान-विज्ञान और अनुसंधानगत प्रवृत्तियों को भी बढ़ावा देगा। उन्होंने बताया कि इस पुस्तकालय में 2000 से अधिक पुस्तकों के साथ ही साथ चारों वेद भी संग्रहित हैं।
सहायक निदेशक (राजभाषा) श्री राम नाथ यादव ने इस अवसर पर लोगों का स्वागत किया एवं सहायक निदेशक मधुसूदन प्रसाद मिश्रा ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया ।

इस अवसर पर सीनियर पोस्टमास्टर श्री टी बी सिंह, श्री राम सूरत, श्री नंद किशोर, सहायक अधीक्षक सर्वश्री प्रभाकर त्रिपाठी, विनय यादव, आर एन यादव, आर पी श्रीवास्तव, आर के श्रीवास्तव, विनीत टन्डन, विक्रम सिंह, पंकज मौर्य, श्रीराम शुक्ल, मो0 मतीन, राजेन्द्र यादव, अरूण यादव व तमाम अन्य कर्मचारीगण उपस्थित थे।

Thursday, September 13, 2012

India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake, Srinagar

India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first of its kind in the country. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications and IT Mr. Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Omar Abdullah on August 22'2011.

This innovation by India Post is the star attraction for the tourists visiting the lake. Besides offering normal services, the place will also have a philately museum and a shop that will sell postage stamps and other products. It functions from 10 am to 6 pm on all days including Sundays during the tourist season.

This Post office provide a unique and tourist-friendly service to the people of Kashmir and to tourists from across the world. The special feature of this post office is that letters posted from here carry a special design which have the picturesque sceneries of Dal Lake and Srinagar city. These pictures reaches wherever these letters posted and promotes Kashmir as a tourist destination across the world.
(The Picture depicts Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy,Mr. Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister of State for Communications and IT,Mr. Sachin Pilot enjoy a boat ride after inagurating Floating Post Office-cum -Museum at Dal Lake on 22 Aug. 2011)

(Floating Post Office, Inle Lake, Berma)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Floating post office in midst of Sangam

ALLAHABAD: Sending a letter of love, appreciation or good will from the spiritual spot of the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati is likely to become an easy task, as the postal department is all set to establish a floating post office near the Sangam, much to the convenience of devotees, who come from far and wide.

The sea of humanity in Allahabad during the 2013-Mahakumbh may pose a stiff challenge for the telecom operators and service providers, as the lines of communications may get choked due to excess overload. However, the same may not be the case with the floating post office.

And, if sources in the postal department are to be believed, then the department has already started the initial groundwork, which would help the devotees as well as the saints and seers to stay in touch with their near and dear ones during the mega event.

Speaking to TOI, director postal services, Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav, said, "The postal department has planned to appoint a gazetted Kumbh Mela officer (Group-B). During the last Mahakumbh held in 2001, the department had established 10 post offices in each sector, in addition to a central post office and four mobile such units. However, this year, we are planning to establish post offices in each of the 14 sectors." The total cost, added Yadav, to be incurred during the Mahakumbh by the department would be ranging from Rs 1.5 crore to 2 crore.

The department is also making provisions of having boats, which would take the letters directly from the devotees and subsequently dispatched to respective destinations, added Yadav.

When asked what are services, which the department is planning to offer to the devotees, saints and seers during Mahakumbh, Yadav, said, "The services offered by the department include registry, money order, parcel services, speed post, philately, saving accounts, and postal insurance among others."

The director further added that services like money order and parcel would help the state government generate revenue.

Courtesy : Times of India, 11 Sept. 2012

(The Picture shown above is only symbolic. It depicts Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy,Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister of State for Communications and IT,Sachin Pilot enjoy a boat ride after inagurating Floating Post Office-cum -Museum at Dal Lake on 22 Aug. 2011)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

मुन्शीराम डाकिया

लेकर पीला पीला थैला,
पत्र बाँटने आता,
यह है मुन्शीराम डाकिया,
सब की चिठ्ठी लाता ।।

सर्दी हो चाहे गर्मी,
पानी गिरता झरझर,
चला जाएगा नही रुकेगा,
चिठ्ठी देता घरघर ।।

बड़े डाकखाने से आता,
लाता कभी रुपैया,
कभी किताबें दे जाता है,
मुझ को हँस हँस भैया ।।

गाँव गाँव जाता है,
पर कभी नहीं है थकता
लाता है सब की खुशखबरी,
सब के मन को भाता ।।

(कभी यह कविता पाठ्य-पुस्तक में पढ़ी थी. इसके रचनाकार का नाम नहीं पता, आपको पता हो तो बताइयेगा)