Letter writing contest

Special Correspondent

PANAJI: The Department of Posts is conducting a nation-wide letter writing competition for children on the subject “Gandhiji Writes a Post Card”. The competition will be conducted in two categories — Classes III to V and Classes VI to VIII.

Children will have to buy a Rs. 10 competition post card from a post office. The letter has to be on a civic problem of the day, to a friend or a family member, as if Gandhiji had written.

The post card has to be sent to the Chief Post Master General, Maharashtra Circle, P.O. 200, Mumbai 400 001. The last date for the receipt of the hand-written post cards is October 30. Winners are entitled for various prizes such as laptops, ipods, cameras, music systems, etc. For further details, parents and children may contact post offices or visit >www.indiapost.gov.in, according to a release here on Tuesday.