World Post Day | Hamro Patro

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World Post Day

World Post day 2023- Together for trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.

2023 theme: Together for trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future.
Post offices play a crucial role in fostering cohesive, inclusive, connected communities. Presently, over five million postal employees are entrusted with a variety of essential and personal items, from messages, gifts and goods to money and medicines.

This year's theme urges governments and their postal services to support the development of a digital single postal territory that complements the extensive physical network developed over centuries.

Nostalgic post and postmen
The format of communication began with the postal service. Family members who went to the Muglans (Foreign work) or the city used the post office to communicate with them. Many postmen have spent their lives delivering letters and news, and today is a day to remember them. Postmen were given special attention when they stayed in the village at night and they were the ones who were the radio, TV, the internet of that time. To deliver the letter at night, the postmen used to walk in the village with the letter bag, so they had to stay overnight.

In the absence of comfortable hotels like now, the postmen were settled in Nepal with the first acceptance. People used to make maximum use of literacy while reading letters and doing calculations. The components of a slow society have changed into a rapidly running one but the structure is the same.

You don't have to ask, "My postman, my letter has arrived," but we all wake up in the morning and look at emails and messengers on the Internet. The letter and the message are the same, only the carrier and the dynamics have changed. Many of us have written letters on various subjects as per the questions asked in the practice of writing letters on linguistic subjects, right?

But this generation will never forget the picture and fascination of the post office. Even school children have learned to write letters to their grandparents, mothers, or friends during the practice of writing at school. Happy World Postal Day to all, we need to keep this service of history alive and pass it on to future generations, why not?

-Suyog Dhakal

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Hamro Patro is one of the first Nepali app to include Nepali Patro, launched in 2010. We started with a Nepali Calendar mobile app to help Nepalese living abroad stay in touch with Nepalese festivals and important dates in Nepali calendar year. Later on, to cater to the people who couldn’t type in Nepali using fonts like Preeti, Ganesh and even Nepali Unicode, we built nepali mobile keyboard called Hamro Nepali keyboard.