National Postal Worker Day 2019: History and Significance
National Postal Worker Day reminds us about the mails, letters that we receive due to the consistently and diligently working of several men and women. Sometimes, these employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions and continue to preserve six days a week.
National Postal Worker Day: History
In 1997 a Seattle-area postal carrier established national Postal Worker Day to honour fellow employees. And since then it is celebrated every year on 1st July.
Do you know that in the United States, postal workers walk an average of 4 to 8 miles and carry a full load of letters and packages? They deliver each mail or order so promptly at our doorsteps. Approximately 490,000 postal workers are there in the United States. Whatever is the weather, or condition postal workers deliver to business and homes all week. In extreme cold or heat, whether it rains, in sleet or in blizzards, they deliver mail. Isn’t it appreciating work!
In 1913, the postal service started delivering packages or orders up to a maximum of 11 pounds and the most surprising package was a delivery of small child. However within the weight limit, James Beagle was mailed at a cost of 15 cent to his grandmother just a few miles away. Let us tell you that this practice was continued for a year. Further, the Postmaster General put regulations instead of prohibiting it.
Postal People includes: Postmasters, Supervisors, Letter Carriers, Clerks, Mail Handlers, Rural Letter Carriers, Maintenance and Special Delivery Messengers.
Do you know that National Postal Day is celebrated on 10 October every year to commemorate the role played by the Indian postal departments in several years? Indian Postal celebration is an extension of World Post Day.
World Post Day
Every year on 9 October Wold Post Day is celebrated as the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. In 1969, the UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, countries across the world celebrate World Post Day. The main aim of this day is to bring awareness about the role of Post's in the everyday's lives of people and business and also contribute to global social and economic development.
Earlier, in the past days writing letters and sending messages was the main way to keep in touch. But now it is not so. This is the world of e-mails and online messaging. Earlier, phones were also not available. So, that time Postal Service has its own importance.