GIS – October 9, 2014: The Trianon Post Office was officially inaugurated this morning at Trianon Shopping Park by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Mr Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, as part of activities being organised to mark World Post Day 2014. Mauritius is also celebrating today its 45th adhesion as a full-fledged member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
To mark World Post Day 2014, an Omnibus Stamp and the First Day Cover on the theme ‘La Tortue Verte’ or ‘The Green Turtle’ were released by The Mauritius Post Ltd. A Special Commemorative Cover to mark the 140th anniversary of the UPU was also released. It is to be noted that the Omnibus Stamp is being also issued today by five other countries in the region namely Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles, Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises (TAAF), and Comoros so as to create awareness on the need to protect the species of the Green Turtle.
In his opening address, Minister Pillay Chedumbrum, said that the Mauritius Post has acheived a lot over the years by way of innovation, keeping pace with new technologies as well as by offering services for the benefit of citizens. He moreover lauded the efficient work accomplished by the personnel of the Mauritius Post in helping in its evolution and success.
Other activities being organised by the Mauritius Post Ltd to mark World Post Day 2014 include free entrance to the Mauritius postal Musuem in Port Louis, open days in certain post offices with planned school visits, and exhibition and discussion on the Post.
About the World Post Day
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, being the anniversary of the establishment of the UPU in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.
The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.
Every year, more than 150 countries celebrate World Post Day in a variety of ways. In certain countries, it is observed as a working holiday. Many Posts use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services. Some Posts also use World Post Day to reward their employees for good service.
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