Friday, March 9, 2012

I Love My Post Office

Governor launches "I Love My Post Office" campaign

Governor N N Vohra launched a month long "I Love My Post Office" campaign at a function organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Postal Circle at Raj Bhawan here this evening.

This campaign has been launched with a view to bring Post Office close to the customers, make the customers increasingly aware about all the products and services of the Post Office and besides, the postal business.

Usha Vohra, First Lady, was present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor emphasized the need for restoring the past glory of the Post Office by bringing progressive improvements in the delivery of postal services, particularly in the remote and far-flung areas of the State, for the larger benefit of the rural population. He said that with the coming into being of faster modes of communication the Post Office had lost some of its sheen, adding that this calls for introducing an element of automation to ensure that letters reach their destinations within the shortest possible time, even in the remote areas.

Referring to the various initiatives being taken by the Postal Department, the Governor lauded the scheme introduced for sending apple and other fruit parcels from the State to anywhere within and outside the country. He said that such a facility is extremely useful for a State like Jammu and Kashmir from where people like to send fruit parcels to their relations and friends.

The Governor emphasized the need for enlarging awareness among the people about writing Pin Code Number on the letters and suggested the Department to bring out a Directory listing these numbers for the benefit of the customers. He also suggested bringing further improvements in the stamping system so that the place of origin of the letter and its date is clearly visible on it.

The Governor launched "I Love My Post Office" campaign by opening his Post Office Saving Bank Account on the occasion. The children released balloons to mark the commencement of the campaign.

The Governor and the First Lady interacted with students of Dream Land Public School and Shangrila Public School present on the occasion and appreciated the cultural programme presented by them. The Governor announced ` 21,000 each to both these schools.

The Governor and the First Lady were honoured on this occasion, with John Samuel, Chief Postmaster General, J&K Circle, and Mrs. Samuel, presenting to them mementos.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Samuel said that "I Love My Post Office" campaign is being launched for the first time in the country from Jammu today which would be subsequently followed in other States. He added that five new Post Offices would be opened in the State this year. He stated that the Speed Post facility would be introduced in several other Post Offices to benefit the people, particularly in the rural areas and computers would be provided for the purpose.

In his welcome address, Amit Sharma, Director Postal Services, J&K Circle, spoke about the aims and objects of "I Love My Post Office" campaign.

R. L Bhardwaj, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Jammu Division, presented a vote of thanks.

Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor, senior officers and staff members of the Postal Department, teachers and students were present on the occasion.

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