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International Letter Writing Week 2013 commemorated on Thai stamps

International Letter Writing Week 2013 commemorated on Thai stamps
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Thailand Post issued a set of four stamps commemorating the International Letter Writing Week 2013. International Letter Writing Week was established at the 14th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress held in Ottawa in 1957 with the aim of contributing to world peace by encouraging cultural exchanges among the people of the world through letter writing.Letter Writing Week spans the one-week period that includes 9 October, the anniversary of the inauguration of the UPU. Nowadays the Week is a yearly event in Thailand and Japan.

UPU focuses more on the International letter-writing competition for young people (established 1969) and World Post Day.Recalling the current International Year of Water Cooperation, the 2013 contest asked budding writers to explain why water is a precious resource.Fifteen-year-old Daniel Korcak, from Ostrava, Czech Republic, has won the Universal Postal Union's 42nd International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People with his letter to the central European river the Oder.

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