Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign: Post letter by November 30
Department of Posts (Philately Division) has invited entries under the annual letter writing competition, the ‘Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign (National Level)’
Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign will start from 01-08-2019 and the last date for posting letters under Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign will be 30-11-2019. Letters posted after 30-11-2019 will not be accepted for this Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign. The details of Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign to be held at National Level are as under: -
The theme of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign will be ‘Dear Bapu, you are immortal’. The letter, to be written in English/Hindi/Local Language, may be addressed to Chief Postmaster General of the respective Circles.
The categories for National Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign are as follows: (i) Up to 18 years: (a) Inland Letter Card Category (b) Envelope Category (ii)Above 18 years: (a) Inland Letter Card Category (b) Envelope Category
Proof of Age: The participants have to give a certificate of proof of their age on the letter such as ‘I certify that I am Below/above the age of 18 as on 01/01/2019’. In case of winning letters, the age and other ID certificates will be verified by the Circle before sending the three best letters in each category to the Directorate.
Word Limit: The letter can be written on plain A-4 size paper with a word limit of not more than 1000 words under envelope category or in an Inland Letter Card (ILC) with a word limit of not more than 500 words for ILC category. Only handwritten letters will be accepted.
Permitted Stationery: The embossed envelope / envelope, with required stamp affixed on it and the Inland Letter Card (ILC) will be the stationery permitted for participating in the campaign.
The letter, in case of rural areas may be brought to the local BO and posted. The BOs will dispatch it to their respective Account Office (HO/SO) duly entered in Account B for further dispatch to concerned Circle Office.
Short listing: Top three letters in each category will be shortlisted by every Circle and prize will be awarded to these three entries at circle level. The selected letters at Circle level will be sent to the Directorate for further evaluation in each category at the National Level.
Prizes: The proposed prize money to be given to the winners of Circle Level and National Level Letters in each category are as follows:
Prize to be given to the winners in each Category at Circle Level: First Prize in each Category -Rs. 25,000/-, Second Prize in each Category- Rs. 10,000/-; Third Prize in each Category- Rs. 5,000/-
Prize to be given in each Category at National Level: First Prize-Rs. 50,000/-; Second Prize-Rs. 25,000/-; Third Prize-Rs. 10,000/-
The detailed Notification is available at https://www.indiapost.gov.in/