Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture in association with Department of Post unveiled Daakroom, the renowned letter-writing carnival organized today at the Gandhi Darshan at Raj Ghat, New Delhi.
The carnival is supported by India Post, Ministry of Culture, and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti is aimed to give a digital detox to revive the art of letter writing in India.
The fest started at around 10 A M on Sunday in the presence of chief guest Shri Vijay Goel, the Vice Chairman of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti.
Joint Secretary for Ministry of Culture Mrs. Uma Nanduri said that “We are very happy to know that an initiative like Daakroom is trying to revive handwritten communication.”
The unique carnival conceptualized to re-introduce children & larger audiences to the letter writing in innovative, creative, and engaging ways, also hosted competitions and workshops around writing and post.
It also included Music, Theatre, dance, stand-up comedy, shopping, food and interactive demos from the Postal Department, deploying fun ways to get people of all age groups excited about letter writing.
Creative activities around Philately, Calligraphy, Stationery design, Handwriting improvement, Graphology, and Origami were also organized on the occasion.