World Post Day is observed every year on 9th October in remembrance of the establishment of Universal Postal Union ( ) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland while the National Postal Day of India is celebrated on 10th October every year to commemorate the role played by the Indian postal department. communications revolution, with the aim that people could write to others all over the world. This day highlights the importance of postal services. As per Director General of UPU, ‘Since our early beginnings, we have overcome wars, natural disasters and epidemics. We have always delivered. The year 2020, however, was the year that the postal industry showed the world. Its flexibility, its determination, and it play an invaluable role in every society. We showed that we are more than mail.’ Even in the times of pandemic, when everything was completely shut, the postal services distributed the testing kits, safety equipment, medicines, money and more. World Post Day aims to create awareness of the role of the postal section in our day to day lives and also its contribution to the social and economic development of the world.                                 It was during 255 BC when the first known postal document was found in Egypt. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the bilateral postal agreements used to govern the exchange of mail amongst countries. By the 19th century, the network of bilateral agreements became so complex that it affected negatively the trade and commercial development of countries. Now the need arose for making this streamlined and simple at the international level.

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