Join the ‘Dhai Akhar’ National Letter Writing Contest

The Department of Posts is conducting the ‘Dhai Akhar’ National Level Letter Writing Competition with the theme “Digital India for New India.” This campaign runs from August 1st to October 31st and encourages participants to handwrite letters in English, Hindi, or Vernacular languages, addressing them to the Chief Postmaster General of their respective circle.

The competition features two age categories: up to 18 years and above 18 years, with subcategories for Inland Letter Card and Envelope formats. The letters should highlight the vision of utilizing digital technologies for India’s progress. Prizes are awarded at both Circle and National levels, ranging from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 50,000/- for the top three entries in each category.

Any Indian citizen, regardless of age, can participate by submitting their handwritten letters, certifying their age for eligibility. The best entries from each circle progress to the National Level for final evaluation. For more information, contact Postal Division officers or refer to the official website.

‘Dhai Akhar’ National Level Letter Writing Competition

No. 46/15/2023-Phil

‘Dhai Akhar’ National Level Letter Writing Competition

Department of Posts is organizing the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Competition at National Level on the theme “Digital India for New India”. Desirous participants may participate in the campaign.

The Details of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign 2023-24 are as under:

(I) General Conditions

  • The campaign will be conducted from 01st August to 31st October. Letters posted after 31st October of the year will not be accepted
  • Topic for the letter writing of Dhai Akhar 2023-24 will be “Digital India for New India’
  • Digital India for New India” is a slogan that encapsulates the vision of leveraging digital technologies to drive India’s progress and transformation
  • The letter can be written in English or Hindi or any Vernacular and will be addressed to Chief Postmaster General of the respective Circle. The details of Chief Postmaster General of different Circles are available’ at https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/DirectoryOfEmployees.aspx?Category=Heads%200f%20Circles
  • The competition will be in the following categories:
  • (i) Up to 18 years: –

(a) Inland Letter Card Category
(b) Envelope Category

(ii) Above 18 years: –

(a) Inland Letter Card Category
(b) Envelope Category

  • The embossed envelope/ envelope with stamp affixed for plain A-4 size paper letter and the Inland Letter Card (ILC) will be the permitted stationery
  • The letter can be written on plain A-4 size paper with a word limit of not more than 1000 words, or in an Inland Letter Card (ILC) (not more than 500 words)
  • Letter must be hand written and in any case, no typed letter will be accepted

(II) Eligibility

Any citizen of India can participate in this competition. There is no minimum or maximum age prescribed for participation. Any citizen of India can participate in respective category according to his/her choice and age. The participants have to give a certificate of their age on the letter such as “I certify that I am below/above the age of 18 as on 01/01/2023″. In case of winning entries, the age and other ID certificates will be verified by the respective circle before sending the best three entries in each category to Directorate.

(III) Selection Procedure

The best 03 (three) entries in each category will be shortlisted by every Circle and prize will be awarded to these 03 entries at Circle level. These best 03 entries of each category ( 12 in all) chosen at Circle level will be sent to the Directorate for further evaluation of final best 03 entries in each category at the National Level.

(IV) Prize

Circle Level Category

  • First prize in each category (4 Nos. ) : Rs. 25,000/-
  • Second prize in each category (4 Nos): Rs.10,000/-
  • Third prize in each category (4nos.) : Rs. 5,000/-

National Level Category

  • First prize in each category (4 Nos) : Rs. 50,000/-
  • Second prize in each category (4 Nos): Rs. 25,000/-
  • Third prize in each category (4 Nos) : Rs. 10,000/-

For more information, Sr. Superintendent/Superintendent of the Postal Divisions can be contacted. The details of these officers are available at https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/RTI/RTI.aspx under list of CPIOs.

Director (Philately)

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