Latest Posts


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulatory messages pour in through e-post for Mariyappan

One for the album:B. Arumugam, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Salem East Postal Division, handing over the album to T. Mariyappan on Saturday.— Photo: Special Arrangement 

The Postal Department is flooded with congratulatory messages received through e-post (electronic post) from all sections of society to Paralympics high jump gold medalist T. Mariyappan.

On receiving the news of Mariyappan winning the coveted gold medal at Rio on September 10, the Postal Department announced creation of new e-post address to enable the public to send congratulatory messages.

Sports lovers took full advantage of the opportunity and started sending the congratulatory messages from the first day. The Department received 20,182 congratulatory messages from different parts of the country till Saturday, when he arrived at his hometown — Periavadagampatti village. A majority of the messages hailing his achievement were from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and New Delhi. The officials of the Suramangalam head post office took printouts of all the messages and a team from the department visited Periavadagampatti village and handed them over to Mariyappan.

The department will continue to receive the e-post messages for a few more days, Postal Department sources told The Hindu .

The Department also honoured the Rio Paralympics hero by bringing out stamps prominently displaying his portrait under the “My stamp’ scheme.
Source :

No comments:

Post a Comment