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Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign to be organized by Department of Posts of India

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Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign to be organized by Department of Posts of India

          Department of Posts of India is organising a “Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign” for the Indian diaspora. The Campaign is inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati” and its theme is ‘Letter to my motherland’.

The campaign will have two categories viz. up to 18 years and above 18 years.  The letter is to be handwritten in English or Hindi or in any of the official languages mentioned in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The Letter must be written only on a plain A-4 size paper with a word limit not exceeding 1000 words. 

The entries are to be sent to Assistant Director General (Philately), Department of Posts, Room No. 108, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001.  The entries will be accepted from 01.07.2018 till 30.09.2018.  A scanned copy of the entry may be submitted on MyGov portal by 30.09.2018 but it is compulsory that a hard copy of the letter bearing dispatch postmark of not later than 30.09.2018 be sent by post. 

All non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin can participate in the Campaign

The participants need to give a certificate of age on the letter such as “I certify that I am below / above the age of 18 as on 1.1.2018” along with one copy of proof of their date of birth. The top three letters in each category will be awarded following prizes:

Prize category

Prize amount

First prize in each category

Rs. 50,000/-

Second prize in each category

Rs. 25,000/-

Third prize in each category

Rs. 10,000/-

High Commission of India, Wellington urges all non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin to participate in the Campaign.

For more details, log on to www.indiapost.gov.in.

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