Baramulla, July 29: A special camp on 2nd phase of Interactive School Engagement for future voters organized by District Election Officer Baramulla at Girls Higher Secondary School Baramulla in which various students in the age group of 15 and above participated.
The Programme is a part of the 7th National Voters Day-2017, with the theme ‘Empowering Young and Future Voters”.
Interacting with the students, DEO Baramulla Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash highlighted the importance of the programme and stated that we endeavour to achieve 100 percent electoral coverage in the area.
He encouraged young and eligible first-time voters to come forward for electoral registration and be a part of strengthening the democracy.
“You must exercise your right to vote and be a part of the vibrant Indian democracy,” he said.
Students, mostly of 9th to 12th standards attended the programme. It is a part of a special drive to enroll left-out eligible electors, giving special focus on first time electors in the age group of 18 to 21 years. Targeting future voters studying in schools, the programme aims to sensitize them about registration and voting procedure in particular through demonstrations, like power point presentations. Similar programme were organized in all the constituencies of the district.
An intense question- answer session ensued with prospective voters clarifying their doubts by putting forward queries. The officials present elucidated upon all related aspects including the process for application of EPIC and its procurement.
Besides students of concerned schools, many other groups of youth attended the 2nd phase of interactive school engagement for future voters. The Programme initiated by ECI aims at involving all eligible voters in the process of participatory democracy. Moreover similar camps were also organized in the remaining constituencies of the District.
Among others Tehsildar Baramulla, Maeen Kakroo, Principal GHSS, Coordinator NYK, NT, Election, Concerned officials and Students were present on the occasion.
2015 Kashmir Despatch