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Embassy of India

DhaiAkhar Letter Writing Campaign – Extension of Last Date

The last date for accepting entries under DhaiAkhar Letter Writing Campaign at International level has been extended till 31-10-2018. The details of DhaiAkhar Letter Writing Campaign to be held at the International Level is given below.

I. Theme: The theme of the DhaiAkhar Letter Writing Campaign will be “Letter to my motherland / ???? ??? ?? ??? ??” 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 8thSchedule of the Constitution of India. The categories for International Level DhaiAkhar Letter Writing Campaign are as follows:
(i) Up to 18 years
(ii) Above 18 years.

II. Proof of 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 01/01/2018” 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.

III. The campaign will start from 01-07-2018 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.

IV. All Non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin living outside India can participate in the International Level DhaiAkhar 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)”.

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

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

Prize to be given to top three Letters in each category at International Level: 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)


October 3, 2018