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Emirates Post celebrates World Post Day by felicitating UAE winners of UPU letter-writing competition
27 OCT 2015

Emirates Post celebrates World Post Day by felicitating UAE winners of UPU letter-writing competition

Emirates Post Group celebrated the World Post Day at a special program that felicitated the participants in the International Letter-writing Competition from UAE schools. World Post Day is celebrated to mark the founding of the Universal Postal Union 141 years ago. The invitees were welcomed by Chief Commercial Officer of EPG, Mr. Ibrahim Bin Karam, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Post Mr. Abdulla Mohammad Al Ashram

Chief Commercial Officer of EPG, Mr. Ibrahim Bin Karam, said: "UPU has played a key role in the development of postal services in the world, and to ensure free movement of mail at the global level. Emirates Post Group joined the international letter writing competition for youth conducted by Universal Postal Union. The International Letter Writing Competition for Young People 2015 was conducted on the theme 'the world they would like to grow up in.' We would like to congratulate Alia Al-Ketbi, her school and her parents for doing the UAE proud by securing the fifth position internationally. "

11-year-old Aliaa Ajil Mohammad Khamis Balsoub Al-Ketbi, a student of Al Bat'ha School, Sharjah, was second on the list of 'Special Mentions' that followed the gold, silver and bronze winners. The jury praised the creativity with which Aliaa expressed herself in the letter written in Arabic.Top ten entries in the national-level competition in Arabic language and three in English were awarded cash prizes and certificates.

Aliaa, who attended the ceremony, proudly read out her winning entry in front of the audience, and was applauded for her quality of writing and creative language and imagination.

The World Post Day message of UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein was screened on the occasion, in which he said: "The survival of the Post hinges on its ability to quickly change and innovate. Customer expectations, needs and tastes are changing, and the Post must change as well to meet these new demands. With that realization, the Universal Postal Union, in its draft World Postal Strategy for 2017-2020, has identified postal industry reform as the key driver for the future. In its blueprint, Vision 2020, the UPU focuses on Innovation, Integration and Inclusion as the main factors that will drive postal business in the future."

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. Ibrahim Bin Karam, presented certificates and mementos to the UAE winners as well as their schools , teachers and other sponsors


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