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World Post Day is celebrated every year on October 9 around the world to raise awareness of the role of the postal sector in daily life. The day also aims to raise awareness of the positive effects the postal sector has had on economic and social progress across the world.

The day will be celebrated across the country through various programs.

The Department of Posts is organizing a discussion, an essay writing competition and Bangladesh Radio and Television will broadcast discussions marking the Day.

The theme for World Post Day 2022 is “Post for Planet”.

The United Nations (UN) – announcing this year’s theme – said in a statement: “While the circular economy is no longer a new concept, it is now clearer than ever that we need to align with the principles of the circular economy; we need to raise awareness of the potential of the post to address the climate crisis, and we need to stimulate the global mobilization of resources across all sectors.”

Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mustafa Jabbar issued a message on the eve of the day.

“Our biggest challenge was to improve the position of the struggling postal service, and we have already done a lot of that… The post office has now become a reliable institution for e-commerce,” he said.

He said there is no other institution in the country apart from the post office with huge infrastructure and manpower nationwide. This organization delivers essential products daily to customers in remote and inaccessible areas, he added.

Highlighting the contribution of the postal service in the delivery of medical materials from farmers’ fruits and vegetables during the Corona period, the minister said that the post office was not closed even for one day under the service of emergency.

On October 9, 1874, the “Universal Postal Union” was formed at an international conference held in Bern, Switzerland, with the participation of representatives from 22 countries.

Later, October 9, 1969 was declared World Post Day by the adoption of a resolution raised by this organization at the United Nations.

Bangladesh became a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1973 under the leadership of father of nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Since then, World Post Day has been celebrated every year in the country.

The Minister wished the overall success of the Day.

More than 150 countries celebrated World Post Day in a variety of ways. In some countries, the day is considered a public holiday. According to the UN, in some regions, employees – engaged in the sector – are also rewarded for good service.

On this day, several philatelic exhibitions are organized and new stamps and date cancellations are issued. Other activities include displaying World Post Day posters in post offices and other public places, open days at post offices, mail centers and postal museums, holding conferences, seminars and workshops, as well as cultural, sports and other activities. recreational activities, according to the UN. Some postal administrations also issue special souvenirs such as T-shirts and badges.

In 2015, on this day, countries around the world pledged to work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at ending extreme poverty and hunger, tackling inequality and injustice and take action to reverse climate change.

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