The Department of Posts launched “Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign “
from 2017 in order to revive and popularize letter writing among masses.
In 2017, there was tremendous response from the members of the public for this
competition which was based on the theme “Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) You inspired me. Letters were received from all corners of the Maharashtra Circle.
In 2018, Department continued the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign on the theme “letter to My Motherland “ Total 73,223 Envelopes and Inland Letters received from all over Maharashtra. There were 57374 no of Inland letters and 15849 no of Envelopes received which were classified into the four categories. Inland letters above 18 and below 18 years and Envelopes above 18 and below 18 years. There are 12 prize winners. They are as follows:-
Sl no Prize Name of the Winner
Inland Letter (Up to 18 Years)
1 1st (Hindi) Unnati Shivaji shirke
2 2nd (Marathi) Chandrasen Bhimrao Lavhale
3 3rd (English) Atharva Vishnu Patil
Inland Letter (Above 18 Years)
1 1st (Marathi Vinaya Vijay Jadhav
2 2nd (Hindi) Manojkumar Shantilalji Gupta
3 3rd (Hindi ) Ganesh Chandrabaliji Gupta
Envelope (Up to 18 years)
1 1st (English) Bhargavi Harish Bhat
2 2nd (Hindi) Ruchita Sahebrao Lihitkar
3 3rd (Marathi) Aishwarya Pandharinath Rane
Envelope (Above 18 years)
1 1st (Marathi) Bhagyashree R.Redekar
2 2nd (English) Palak Sushil Bansal
3 3rd (Hindi) Hammad Ahmed Khan
A function for distribution of prizes for the winners of the “Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign” 2018 was arranged in Mumbai GPO on 27/03/2019 at 03.00 pm
The Prizes and Certificates for the winners were distributed through the auspicious hands of Smt Neela Satyanarayanan, IAS Officer, State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra (Retired) & renowned author.