World Post Day celebrates anniversary

World Post Day is observed across the world on October 9. It celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.

The day highlights the importance of the postal service. “With over 1,54,939 Post Offices across India as of March 2015, @IndiaPostOffice still stands tall making Post Offices relevant in our contemporary times. India joins the world in celebrating #WorldPostDay,” India Post office tweeted on the day.

On World Post Day, Twitter users in India got nostalgic about a world that was devoid of e-mail exchanges and Whatsapp messages. Remembering the charm of sending postcards, rakhis via post and the emotional connect they felt when they received or wrote a letter, Twitters users poured their heart out on the occasion.

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