Youth should actively be part of democracy by exercising their right to vote says District Election Officer




NewZNew (Bathinda) : The District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg today motivated the youngsters to cast their votes and be a part of this great democratic set up. Addressing the gathering during 5th National Voters’ Day celebrations held at Government Rajindra College today he said that it was very important to make people aware of their right to vote and the power their votes wielded. He appealed the people above 18 years of age, who have not enrolled as voter so far, to do it as soon as possible.

The additional election officer-cum-ADC (development) Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma, municipal commissioner Mr Dalwinderjit Singh, SDM Bathinda Mr Damanjit Singh Maan, district education officer (secondary) Dr Amarjit Kaur Kotfatta, principal Government Rajindra College Mr Vijay Goyal and others were also present.

Dr Garg said that under the SVEEP 2 program the National Voters’ Day’s theme was Easy Registration, Easy Correction. True to the theme, getting a new vote registered and correcting an old one is a hassle free task. The officers who have worked hard in ensuring maximum enrollment of new voters were also honored.

People honored for their contribution in vote registration works included municipal commissioner Mr Dalwinderjit Singh for his work in Bathinda rural, Mr Harpal Singh from Baba Farid College and teacher Mr Rakesh Kumar from Maur. Similarly from Bathinda urban Mr Gurmail Singh lecturer, clerk Mr Amandeep Singh, senior assistant Mr Maghi Ram, music lecturer Mr Balkaran Singh and tabla player Mr Pradeep Kumar were honored.

The staff of election office honored included kanugos Mr Sohan Singh, Mr Gurcharan Singh and Mrs Harjinder Kaur. Other election staff included Mr Sandeep Goyal, Mr Iqbal Singh and Mr Deepak were also honored.

The students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School presented song on importance of vote, students of Des Raj School presented a funny skit on significance of voting for right candidate and Nehru Yuva Kendra also presented a skit. Student Zarina from Adarsh School, winner of district level contest on voters’ day, gave a speech.

The district election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Dr Basant Garg administered oath to all present. A signature campaign was also organized. The youngsters, who have got enrolled as voters for the first time, were given their voter I cards.

Earlier DC flagged off rally from Government Girls School Mall Road. The rally, giving message of easy registration and easy correction procedure, passed through areas of Dhobi Bazar, Hanuman Chowk, Fauji Chowk and culminated at Government Rajindra College. Around 350 students participated in it.