World Post Day

Published on October 09, 2019
Current context: The World Post Day is being observed on 9th October 2019.
World Post Day 
  • 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo, declared the Ninth of October as the World Post Day to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) creation in 1874.
  • The union aimed to maintain a free flow of international mail around the world.
  • The aim of the day is to bring awareness to the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and their contribution to global social and economic development.
  • The UPU organises an international letter writing competition on the day for young people.
  • The establishment of UPU in 1874 opened the way for uninterrupted postal service and later in 1948, the UPU become an agency of the United Nations.

Question: 

Q.1 The World Post Day is observed on?
a. 7th October
b. 8th November
c. 9th October
d. 10th December

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