Friday, 30 June 2017

India Post is organising an All India Letter Writing Competition "Dhai Akhar" on the following theme.
"Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) you inspire me..."

The letter writing campaign is launched as one of the activities under promotion of Philately for the year 2017-18 on 24th June, 2017 .

The competition is open to all age groups

The competition is in two categories.
1. Inland Letter Card in 500 words
2. Envelope category in 1000 words

The letter can be written on plain A-4 size paper and will not be more than 1000 words or in an Inland Letter Cad (ILC) where it will not be more than 500 words

The categories are :
a) Up to 18 years -
1. Inland Letter Card category
2. Envelope Category
b) Above 18 years -
1. Inland Letter Card category
2. Envelope Category


Letter can be written in English/Hind/Local language

Best 03 (three) in a Circle in each category will be shortlisted and will be sent to the Directorate. Out of these, best 03 letters will be chosen in each of the categories and these letters will be sent to Sabarmati Ashram by special messenger. Writers of these letters will be awarded in a function in Sabarmati Ashram on 2nd of October 2017, where a letter exhibition will be held showcasing letters from exhibitors, letters written by eminent personalities and of archival/historical significance, letters from small children, important letters from Government offices to people and vice versa, letters exchanged between eminent personalities etc.

Prizes
The All India Best Writers in each category will be given an honorary title of "Patron of Post". The prize winning letters will be published in important newspapers. The award will be as follows:-
(A) First Prize in each category and Rs. 50,000/- (Patron of Post)
(B) Second Price in each category and Rs. 25,000/-(Companion of Post)
(C) Third Price in each category and Rs. 10,000/- (Post Pal)

The Circle level prize winners will be as follows;-
(A) First Prize in each category and Rs. 25,000/-
(B) Second Price in each category and Rs. 10,000/-
(C) Third Price in each category and Rs. 5,000/-


To participate, post your letters in the specially designated letter boxes.
Last Date: 15.08.2017

Further information visit indiapost.in


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6 comments:

  1. Hi this letter can be typed or only hand written is valid? And please to notify me where can I get the embossed envelope?

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    1. Hand written is required. You may contact the organisers for clarification

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  2. How to specify as in which category am I writing?

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    1. Category will be based on your age and whether you are writing on A4 paper or Inland Letter Cards

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