10/9/2018

The World Post Day - 9th of October Celebrated

The day of the global postal community the Post of Serbia celebrated at the 'Progress'' gallery by representing the exhibition 'Postage stamp on silk threads', which was organized by painters and designers of the Post of Serbia.

The 9th of October, the World Post Day, is celebrated by all national postal administrations on the day when, in 1874 in Bern, the Universal Postal Union was founded. At the founding congress there was the Principality of Serbia among 22 founder countries.

The day of the global postal community, which gathers 192 countries today, the Post of Serbia celebrated at the 'Progress'' gallery by representing the exhibition 'Postage stamp on silk threads', which was organized by painters and designers of the Post of Serbia.

'Today, the Post of Serbia is a recognized member of the Universal Postal Union and it works devoutedly every day on further modernization of standards of postal exchange, fulfilling the basic mission of the Universal Postal Union – the improvement of the universal postal service. The Post continues to introduce innovations, to use contemporary technologies in order to increase diversity and improve services, with the accent on the faster development of the electronic services in which the future lies.' said Mira Petrović, Acting CEO of the Post of Serbia.

While talking about the exhibition, director Petrović emphasized that the postage stamp is a document of time, the guardian of tradition and value of society, but it also tells about extraordinary improvements and events, as well as how it represents the precious heritage for the future of our successors.

The exhibition 'Postage stamp on silk threads' deals with motifs of nine postal issues, which are dedicated to the cities of Serbia, flora and fauna of our country, motifs from the postal history and world cultural heritage, on silk and canvas.

Issues 'Stamp Day', 'Europe - Letter: Expecting the letter', 'Europe - Letter: Routes of the letter', '150 Years since the issue of the first postage stamp in Serbia', 'European environmental protection', 'Cities of Serbia - Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš', 'Fauna – city birds', 'Lunar horoscope - Year of the Dragon', and 'Lunar horoscope – Year of the Horse'.

In this manner the Post of Serbia once more shows that it is a live chronicler of the development of the newer history of the Serbian statehood, the guardian of tradition, but also the innovator and one of the pillars of technological development of our society in the past and especially today in the challenges of electronic communications and digitalization to which it responds successfully.

Regarding the World Post Day, today at the PTT Museum the exhibition named 'Organization of the post and telecommunications in the First World War (1914 - 1918)' was opened.