Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Competition 2018 by the Department of Posts

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About

Dhai Akhar National Level Letter Writing Campaign is a campaign organized by Department of Posts to promote the art of letter writing in the country. The theme/topic of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign is “Letter to my motherland” inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati”.

Categories

The categories for National Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign are as follows:

Up to 18 years:
Inland Letter Card Category
Envelope Category

Above 18 years:
Inland Letter Card Category
Envelope Category

Contest Details

  • Theme: The theme of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign will be “Letter to my
    motherland” inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati”.
  • The letter, to be written in English/Hindi/Local Language.
  • 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 01/01/2018”.
  • 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.
  • The embossed envelope / envelope with required stamp affixed and Inland Letter Card (ILC) will be the permitted stationery for participating in the campaign.
  • Last Date for Submission: Sep 30
How to submit

The writer of the letter will have to go to the post office and post the letter in a specially designated letter box.

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 Bag for
further dispatch to concerned Circle Office.

Prizes

The proposed prize money to be given to the winners of Circle Level and National
Level Letters in each category are as follows:

  • National Level:

First Prize: Rs. 50,000
Second Prize: Rs. 25,000
Third Prize: Rs. 10,000

  • Circle Level:

First Prize: Rs. 25,000
Second Prize: Rs. 10,000
Third Prize: Rs. 5,000

Note: There are 22 circles and hence the total prize money comes to around Rs. 9 lakhs.

Contact

For any queries, contact

Mr. Abhinav Pratap Singh
Assistant Director General (Philately)
Email: abhinavpratap.singh@gov.in

For details: https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/Dhai_Akhar_National_complete_Hindi.pdf

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