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Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign



The Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign at Intemational Level is being organised by Government of India as part of continuing to engage with the Diaspora.

The theme of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign will be “ Letter to my motherland / मेरे देश के नाम खत ” inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati”. The letter is to be written in English/Hindi or any of the official languages mentioned in 8th  Schedule of the Constitution of India. The categories for International Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign are as follows:  (I) Up to 18 years;  (ii) Above 18 years.

Eligibility: All Non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin living outside India can participate in the International Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign. The participants have to give a certificate on the letter saying “I certify that I am Non-resident Indian or Person of Indian Origin (as applicable) residing in ________ (country’s name)”.

Proof of age: The participants are required 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 01/01/2018” along with one copy of proof of date of birth so that the age of the writers of winning entries can be verified with proof of their date of birth.

Period: The campaign is valid till 31-10-2018. The letter can be written on plain A-4 size paper with a word limit of not more than 1000 words and is to be sent to Assistant Director General (Philately), Department of Posts, Room No. 108, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001. Only handwritten letters posted by 31-10-2018 will be accepted. A scanned copy of the letter can be submitted on the MyGov portal by 31-10-2018 (23:59 IST); however, it is compulsory that a hard copy of the letter bearing dispatch postmark of not later than 31-10-2018 be sent by post. Letters uploaded on the MyGov portal on 31-10-2018 but bearing a postmark after 31-10-2018 will not be entertained.

Evaluation: All the letters received from the Indian diaspora residing in other countries will be evaluated by constituting Committees at the Postal Directorate level.

Prizes: The top three letters in each category will be awarded prizes in the following way:

Prize Category          

Prize Amount

First Prize in each Category

Rs. 50,000/- (Rs. Fifty thousand only)

Second Prize in each Category

Rs. 25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only)

Third Prize in each Category

Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only)