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Organisation : Department of Posts (India Post )
Contest Name : Dhai Akhar/Letter Writing Competition 2017 National
Contest Last Date : 15th August 2017.
Website : https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/IndiaPosthome.aspx
Circular : https://www.contest.net.in/uploads/24100-Letter.pdf

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National Letter Writing Competition :

India Post is holding National Letter Writing Competition under the ‘Dhai Akhar/Letter Writing Campaign’.

Related / Similar Contest : India Post Letter Writing Competition 2018

The details of the letter writing competition are as follows:
1. Theme of the Letter writing Campaign- “Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi), you inspire me”.
2. Language – English/Hindi/Local language to Bapu or Mahatma Gandhi may be addressed to Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai 600 002.
3. Size Limit – will not be more than 1000 words- A4 size paper- will not be more than 500 words- Inland Letter Card.
4. Embossed envelope and Inland Letter card (ILC) will be the permitted stationery.
5. Age Limit- No age limit. Open to all age groups.

6. Category:
Upto 18 years:
** Inland Letter Card
** Envelope

Above 18 years:
** Inland Letter Card
** Envelope

7. Campaign period -24th June 2017 to 15th August 2017. Letters posted after 15.08.2017 will not be accepted.

8. In district headquarters and larger towns/cities, a special letter box will be erected or existing letter box will be clearly earmarked in each of the Head Post offices or Mukya Dak Ghar clearly marking the letter box for ‘letter Writing campaign’ and in other smaller towns, in the main delivery Post office.

9. Top three entries at Circle level would be given cash prizes as follows:
a. First Prize – Rs.25,000/-
b. Second Prize – Rs.10,000/-
c. Third Prize – Rs.5,000/-

10. Top 10 letters in each category will be displayed in special philately exhibition that shall be organized during Gandhi Jayanthi at Chennai. The top 10 letters will be rewarded during the exhibition.

11. Top three entries at All India level would be given cash prizes as follows:
a. First Prize – Rs.50, 000/- and title ‘Patron to Post’.
b. Second Prize – Rs.25,000/- and title ‘Companion of Post’
c. Third Prize – Rs.10, 000/- and title ‘Post Pal’.

12. The Prize winning letters will be published in important newspapers.

13. The participants have to give a certificate of their age on the letter such as I certify that I am below/ above the age of18”. In case of winning entries, the age and other ID certificates will be verified by the Circle before sending the best entries to Directorate.

14. Best 3 entries in each category will be sent to Directorate. Those letters will be sent to Sabarmati Ashram by Special messenger.  Writers of those letters will be awarded in a function in Sabarmati Ashram on 2nd October 2017.

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  1. Please publish the results of West Bengal circle.

  2. Whether the result of ‘Dhai Akhar’ has already been published or not? If published in which important newspaper? Whether it is/it will be published in Department’s(India post) website or not?

  3. We are very eager to know the results which we haven’t received as yet. Kindly announce the winners please.

  4. Mahesh Badnapurkar

    Please declare the names along with their letters in each category in the newspaper and provide an official website to know it.

  5. Tell me whether the result of the contest is declared.

  6. I would like the newspaper where names will be published. When will results come?

  7. What is the result of West Bengal circle?

  8. Mahesh Badnapurkar

    Please tell me whether the names and their letters would be declared and published in the newspaper.

    1. The Prize winning letters will be published in important newspapers.

  9. How can we know the results?

  10. When will the results be declared?

  11. When will you announce results?

  12. Please declare winners name.

  13. How do we know the results?

  14. Its a very nice programe. I learned many things about Bapu during writing the letter. How can we know the result?

  15. AS A PARTICIPANT, I REQUEST YOU TO PLEASE ADVISE AS TO WHEN AND HOW THE RESULT OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED? REALLY THE COMPETITION IS VERY INTERESTING!

  16. Kindly clarify. What does letters posted after 15-08-2018 will not accepted mean? tell me whether letters posted on 14-08-2017 will be considered.

  17. How can I post my letter? Please clear my query.

  18. Let me know to which address, I can write on letter to send.

  19. Dr Muniram Saklani

    Regarding All India letter writing competition, tell me whether the matter should be typed or hand written.

  20. It is a nice competition.

  21. I live in Dholpur, Rajasthan. This is a small town. There is no specially designated letter box here. Tell me at which address I should post my letter now.

    1. Information available from the Official Website :

      In district headquarters and larger towns/cities, a special letter box will be erected or existing letter box will be clearly earmarked in each of the Head Post offices or Mukya Dak Ghar clearly marking the letter box for ‘letter Writing campaign’ and in other smaller towns, in the main delivery Post office. In rural, the letter may be posted at the local BO. The local BO will dispatch it to their respective Account Office.

  22. I need correct information about competition.

    1. You can refer the below pdf for full information.
      indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/Letterwritingcompetition.pdf

  23. What certificate will be given?

  24. How can I attach my age proof?

    1. Information available from the Official Website :

      The participants have to give a certificate of their age on the letter such as I certify that I am below/ above the age of18”. In case of winning entries, the age and other ID certificates will be verified by the Circle before sending the best entries to Directorate.

  25. I would like to know whether Grammar like (is,the) are considered in 1000 words.

  26. Let me know to which address, letter can be sent. How can I attach the age certificate?

    1. Information available from the Official Website :

      It may be addressed to Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai 600 002.

  27. Please say whether I may submit my entry by speed post through postal department.

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