Patna, (Bihar Times): It can be termed by many as the
propaganda overdrive. The Bihar government has decided
to come out with special postcards priced at 25
paise––half the price of usual post cards, with the photograph of chief minister alongside his
government’s achievements adjacent to the space
earmarked for writing the address of the recipient.
In the eyes of the public relation department of the
state government postcards are still considered
popular in the rural areas of the state. These special
postcards will apprise the people of what the
government is doing for them.
The other side of the special postcard would be left
blank for writing. Surprisingly, the Bihar government
has struck a deal with the Indian Postal Department to
procure 5,00,000 special postcards, which would cost
the state exchequer some Rs 10 lakh.
Named as Meghdoot the postcard will highlight the
policies of the state government. The postcard would
also encourage the citizens to use the RTI to know
about the government and also to monitor the
information related to development.
The contents of the news published in your paper if truely takes shape and PostCards becomes avalable for sale in the Post Offices of the country and quick delivery assured people shall like to obtain the card and use sending messeges to their loved ones. In this way the sender as well as the addresse shall be able to know the future plan and achievement of the Government of Bihar side by side the welfare of relatives.This Post Card can also be used in sending the grievances if any or demand to the concerned Government authorities. In short I like this proposal of the Government but the sale of the Post Card should not be confined to the State of Bihar only.
Shiva Nandan Prasad