October 9 is revered worldwide as World Postal Day. On the occasion of which we present you some intriguing facts about Indian Postal Service, which you might’ve never known otherwise!
By the way, we assume you already know the fact that India has the largest postal network in the world, with over 1.5 Lakhs Post Offices.
Anyway, getting to the point, here are some unknown facts about Indian Postal Services:
— Indian Post has a history of around 200+ years. It first appeared in April 1744. Damn, that’s some age!
— Do you know who was the first Indian Emperor to be portrayed on Indian Postal Stamp? The mighty Chandragupta Maurya!
— India was one of the earliest active members of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which is a specialised unit of the United Nations. Although India turned into the individual from Universal Postal Union in the year 1876.
— The first Postage Stamp in India was released in the year 1852, by Sir Bartle Frere, the Governor of Sind, with himself delineated on the stamp!
— The world’s highest situated Post office is in Himachal Pradesh, India, at a height of 15,500 feet above sea level.
Must be beautiful!
— All Postal Index Number (PIN’s) beginning with 9 are insinuated for Indian Army Post Offices.
— India has a Post Office even in Antarctica! The Dakshin Gangotri Post Office was set up in the year 1983, in Antarctica.
— There are total 19101 PIN CODES in India.
— India also has a swimming Post Office, situated in Dal Lake, Srinagar. It was set up in the year 2011.
— Under the provision RECALL OF POSTAL ARTICLE, you can request the recall of postal article or ask to deliver it to another addressee, during transmission.
So Whatsapp and Instagram got the idea of ‘delete/un send’ feature in text messages from here! *Okay Sorry*
So these were some lesser-known facts about Indian Postal services.
This World Post Day, let’s get engulfed in the sea of nostalgia by writing a letter to our loved ones!