Students to participate in postcard writing campaign to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’

The Education ministry, Department of Posts have launched ‘75 Lakh Postcard Campaign’. 10 best postcards will be uploaded on CBSE portal.

Students to participate in postcard writing campaign to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Postcard writing campaign in schools
Vagisha Kaushik | Dec 4, 2021 - 1:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Department of Posts (DoP), Ministry of Communication, along with the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, have launched the ‘75 Lakh Postcard Campaign’ to celebrate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

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“India is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Independence. As part of commemoration, a series of events have been planned under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the Government of India to give an opportunity to the young and old to know about the glorious history of India’s people, culture and achievements,” an official statement said.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct the event in all affiliated schools in India and outside along with students from all states and Union Territories.

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The post card can be bought at a minimal price of 50 paise for which the schools have been asked to coordinate with the local postal authorities and arrange postcards for students. DoP will put a rubber stamped address on each post card and send it to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the official statement by CBSE.

Schools can organise the postcard writing campaign on any day before December 20, 2021. The shortlisted 10 postcards with the best ideas will be uploaded on CBSE portal, the statement said.

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The rest of the post cards will be sent to Nirman Bhawan Post Office through a Special Bag by the local postal authorities, the statement added.

The selection of the best postcards will be done at two levels. 320 best selected postcards from schools under CBSE regional offices will be evaluated along with those received from state and UTs.

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75 best post cards will be selected at the national level for the final event to be held in the third or fourth week of January, 2022.

The board expects schools to encourage students to participate in huge numbers as this event gives a unique opportunity to young students to express their ideas and opinions about the freedom struggle and the vision for future India at a national level platform.

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