Tuesday, March 14, 2017

World Post Day

To spread awareness about the postal services and their role in the everyday lives of people and businesses World Post Day is observed each year on October 9. The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a means to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) creation in 1874. The UPU's member countries are encouraged to organize their own national activities to celebrate the event, including everything from the introduction or promotion of new postal products and services, to the organization of open days at post offices, mail centres and postal museums.
2016 Theme: “Innovation, Integration and Inclusion”. In India, this day is celebrated by Department of Posts. For more than 150 years, India Post has been the backbone of the country’s communication network. It is the largest postal network in the world providing mail parcel, banking, money transfer, insurance and retail services.

World Mental Health Day

To raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has introduced 10 October as World Mental Health Day. It is recognised by World Health Organisation (WHO). It was first celebrated in 1992. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia.
2016 theme: “Psychological First Aid”. It highlights importance of both psychological and social support to persons suffering from mental health issues.

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