10/9/2017

World Post Day Celebrated

Post of Serbia celebrated World Post Day - 9 October , with the exhibition at PTT Museum "Women in PTT Communications".

Post of Serbia celebrated World Post Day - 9 October, with the exhibition at PTT Museum "Women in PTT Communications".

Post of Serbia is paying special attention to this holiday, not only because of the fact that the Principality of Serbia was one of the 22 countries of the founder of the Universal Postal Union, but also to highlight and raise awareness of the importance and role of mail in everyday life, its contribution to social and economic changes and development.

The exhibition was opened by Nela Bojović, Head of Corporate Marketing and Responsibility Sector on behalf of the Acting Director of the enterprise Mira Petrović, greeting the present guests and emphasizing the following:

"The World Postal Family today faces trends that change the ways in which citizens and companies communicate, cooperate and do business at high speed. From the development of Internet communications, through digitization and the Internet trade with a double digit growth rate. It is a challenge that five million postmen around the world have to respond to by improving their practices, defining new offers and digitalization, "said Nela Bojović, adding that it is important for each national operator to preserve the national postal infrastructure.

"On this mision, the Post of Serbia achieves positive indicators of growth and development, through the automation of the processing of postal items and strong logistics for electronic commerce - from storage to distribution. All this is accompanied by the intensive development of our IT solutions as well as financial services, "she said.

The exhibition "125 Years of Women in PTT Communications" Post of Serbia reminds of the long tradition of engaging women's workforce, mind and visions. And today, 6,240 lady employees at the Post equally contribute to making this company more successful, by performing day-to-day complex tasks related to postal technology and operations, as well as management processes.

Milorad Jovanović, the author of the exhibition, vividly presented the most important moments of engaging women in PTT profession of Serbia, especially noting the fact that the Post is the first state institution to employ women. Ladies, along with their colleagues, were the bearers of telegraphic, telephone and postal traffic, often more skillful, more patient, more communicative - from the first telegrapher Julijana Dragojević from 1892 and Ružica Petrović from Kragujevac, who in 1914 received the Austro-Hungarian telegram on the declaration of the war, the clerk Kristina Gorišek, the first woman in the Balkans who flown independently, and the fearless Radojka Lakić, the national hero from the post office Belgrade 2.

Visitors can view the exhibition "125 Years of Women in PTT Communications" at the PTT Museum from 9 October to 9 November, with free entry on weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm and the first Saturday in the month from 11 am to 7 pm.

On 9 October 1874, in Berne, the Principality of Serbia was among 22 of the founding members of the Universal Postal Union, a universal organization whose aim is to facilitate the smooth flow of postal communication between all countries by applying uniform standards for postal items and uniform rules in postal technology. Today, 9 October is celebrated by 192 member countries of the global postal community, 640,000 post offices and over five million postmen across the globe.