District administration educated voters under SVEEP
KATHUA: As a part of District Administration, a SVEEP programme to aware and improve people’s participation in electoral process with the thrust on driving home, the point that only by electing the right candidates voters can ensure better representation and governance, CDPO, ICDS Lohai Malhar organized a rally of anganwari workers.
The anganwari workers were holding the placards in their hands on which slogans like “Jago Jgao Farz Nibhao”, Vote for Democracy, vote is our right were displayed.
CDPO Lohai Malhar asked the anganwari workers to aware the voters about the importance of their right to franchise. She impressed upon them to motivate the new voters for their enrolment on the electoral rolls.
Mega awareness drive on SVEEP held in far-off areas
RAMBAN: District Administration Ramban organised a series of awareness programmes including symposium, Debates, cultural programmes, plays and Awareness Rallies of students drawn from various schools of Banihal, Ramsoo Ukhral and Batote Tehsils. VLW’s, ASHA’s and Anganwari workers and village committeemen participated in the different programmes regarding Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner Ramban Farooq Ahmed Shah Bukhari whereas Chief Education Officer, Ramban Mohd. Ashraf Rather who is also the Nodal Officer for SVEEP presided over the functions.
Students of different High school, including Tethar, Chambalwas, Parihinder and Batote etc. and Higher Secondary School, Neel held the banners and chanted slogans to make aware the general public about their greater participation in electoral process through motivational slogans, pamphlets and other IEC material.
To educate the field functionaries including VLW’s, ASHA and Anganwari workers about different aspects of awareness about greater participation in electoral process CEO Ramban also convened the meetings at all mentioned venues. Speaking on the occasion CEO sensitized the participants for educating female gender of the society in order to bridge the gender participation divided. He further told that the awareness programmes on SVEEP shall be organising at appropriate places which shall give a holistic message for the people to participate in the grater democratic process.
CEO directed the field functionaries to start the awareness drive in their respective areas under SVEEP so that the message of “Right to Vote” as well as “ Right of franchise” reaches to every household of the society. He further directed the participants to ensure more and more participation of people registered in voting lists in the forthcoming Assembly election.
Voting awareness: District administration reaches out remote areas
REASI: Even as the state is gearing up for the forthcoming Assembly polls, the district of Reasi is keen on exploring all new possibilities to ensure greater voter participation in the polls.
On Friday evening, the district administration organized a programme at Arnas on the remote parts of Reasi, to create awareness on voting among the Booth Level Officers. The programme was arranged by RO (returning Officer) 59 Gool-Arnas Dr H S Raina, as part of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) project under the guidance of District Election Officer, Shabir Ahmad Bhatt.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr H.S Rana said that the district showed a good percentage of voter turn-out in previous elections. “It is only in remote areas of Reasi that the voter turn-out falls behind. This can be increased by exercising your precious votes in a moral way,” he told the people, requesting the general public to cast their vote without being influenced by external immoral factors.
He said that the target of the district administration was to increase the voter turn-out rate from 90 percent to 95 percent. Over 61379 electorates, who are eligible to vote, have been registered in the revised voter list in Gool-Arnas. ARO-Majid Choudhary and BDO Thuroo-Mohammad Sharief were also present on the occasion.
SDM highlights guidelines of MCC
KATHUA: Returning Officer, Basohli Assembly Segment Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Gurmukh Singh today chaired a meeting of all political parties and highlighted them about the guidelines of Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
He directed the political parties not to display hoardings, banners and posters at public places and also on Government buildings. He said that under single window system every political party or candidate have to seek prior permission of rallies, election advertisement materials etc from the returning officer or district election officer. He told that flying squads has been constituted to receive the complaints against the political parties. He said for this purpose a complaint redressal cell has been constituted to receive the complaints against any political parties or candidate which have violated the model code of conduct or any other election rules issued by Election Commission of India.
SDM also appealed the political parties to maintain their election expenditure accounts and intimate to his office regarding expenditure and no political party can open its office within 200 meters of polling station.
SVEEP rally for young voters organized in Doda
DODA: In continuation to earlier efforts of district administration Doda, to sensitise and educate voters especially young and first time voters of the District about the importance of voting, a massive rally under the aegis of Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Program was today organized from Government Higher Secondary School (Boys) Doda.
About 700 students from different educational institutions participated in the rally which was flagged off by Chief Education Officer Doda Mr. Ayaz Mughal. The rally after passing through Main road, Bus stand, Nagri, Tondwah and Bun-Doda culminated at GHSS ( Boys ) Doda.
At Government Higher Secondary School ( Boys) Doda, District Election Officer, ( Deputy Commissioner) Doda, Shyam Vinod Meena, addressed the students and personally demonstrated the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). A brainstorming interaction session was held in which the queries and confusions of students regarding Election Process were answered by the District Election Officer.
Later, all the participants pledged to vote in the upcoming Assembly Elections 2014 so that an enhanced voter turnout could be achieved in the elections.
During the programme, pledge letters were also distributed among the participants.
PO ICDS ( Nodal Officer SVEEP) Doda Mr. Surat Singh also spoke on the occasion and appealed all the voters of the District to come enthusiastically and vote in the upcoming elections which are to be held on 25th of November 2014.
District Youth Services and Sports Officer Doda Mr. S.R Kotwal, Principal GHSS Boys Doda among other staff members of different Educational Institutions participated in the rally.
DEO holds “Election Awakening for Women”
REASI: District SVEEP Committee under the guidance of District Election officer Reasi organized a conference on “Election Awakening for Women” that aims to raise turnout of women voters in the upcoming assembly elections.
More than 500 women representatives drawn from all the villages of district and female teachers of Education Department participated in this conference which was held at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Reasi.
District Election Officer Shabir Ahmad Bhatt in his address said women were adept in handling domestic affairs as they participated in the decision-making of the house and “It is time for them to come out in large numbers and take part in the decision making process in the state”
Resource person Shiv Charan taught women about the importance of the election process and their votes.
CEO Reasi, Ashok Kumar Sanyal said equitable participation of women in Electoral process is essential for building and strengthening democracy.
PO, DRDA Dr Jagdish Mehra said that the SVEEP programme was being carried out in various innovative ways saying that we have been organizing brainstorming sessions for niche groups like government employees, non government organizations, doctors, lawyers, teachers, members of PRIs and women’s groups. Booth Level Officers and Anganwadi workers will go door-to-door inviting the people to come out on December 2 and vote. Besides, Rangoli, painting and debate, competitions, rallies and awareness conferences were organized for women, youth and rural people,” Dr Mehra added.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reasi, Tilak Raj Sharma and District Information Officer, Parvinder Kour were also present on the occasion.