In a world dominated by digital communication, an event reviving the lost art of letter writing was held in New Delhi.
Daakroom, the letter writing carnival, drew to a close its latest edition at Gandhi Darshan near Rajghat on Sunday. The day-long extravaganza, which attracted over 8,000 participants, transformed the city into a hub of creativity and nostalgia, celebrating the beauty of handwritten letters, stamps, art, and culture.
Enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, writers, artists, and families, flocked to the carnival grounds, immersing themselves in a variety of activities.
From the Penpal Counter to the Best Handwriting Competition, Letter Writing Competition, Live Calligraphy, Comic Making, Mandala Art, Madhubani & Warli Art, the carnival offered experiences to delight attendees of all ages.
Shivani Mehta and Harnehmat Kaur, co-founders of Daakroom, expressed their gratitude, saying, “Seeing the large and enthusiastic crowd today overwhelms us, and we are confident that letter writing will grow in future. We’re really grateful to our partners for trusting and supporting us generously.”
The carnival also featured music, dance performances, delectable food, and interactive demonstrations from the postal department. Unique experiences like signature analysis, wax seal stamping, typewriter messages, and paper plane flying added an extra layer of excitement to the event.
“India Post aims to create awareness about traditional postal services. At a time when digital communication is everywhere, we want to keep alive the joy of sending and receiving physical letters. We want people to appreciate the beauty of postage stamps and explore the fascinating world of philately by supporting initiatives like Daakroom,” said Manju Kumar, Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Circle, India Post.
This day-long carnival witnessed a postman clearing the letters posted by children from the red letter-box placed at the venue, courtesy India Post. This act not only showcased the essence of traditional postal services but also inspired the younger generation to embrace the art of letter writing.