|DC ADMINISTERES VOTER’S PLEDGE ON NATIONAL VOTERS DAY AT KHONSA.
Khonsa 25th January, 2019 : Along with rest of the country – National Voters Day was celebrated at Govt. Secondary School, Khonsa wherein Tirap Deputy Commissioner administered Voter’s pledged taking to the students in presence of Headmaster Taging Akhang, GTSS, Khonsa, teachers, Nodal Officer (SVEEP) Papang Duggong, ERO (H/Q) Hakresha Kri, and HoDs.
While administering the Voter’s Pledge on the occasion – Tirap Deputy Commissioner P.N. Thungon urged the voters to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement, he added that we the citizen of India, having abiding faith in democracy. Later, the DC distributed prizes to the winners of Painting and Essay Writing Competition.
Nodal Officer (SVEEP) Papang Duggong highlighted about the importance of National Voters Day stating that the Election Commission of India initiated the practice of celebrating National Voters’ Day in 2011. The National Voters’ Day which is celebrated on the 25th of January is considered to be one of the best initiatives of SVEEP. The day has been celebrated since 2011 in an initiative to increase the enrolment of voters in the country.
ERO(H/Q) Hakresha Kri, EAC spoke about the voting rights on attaining 18 years of age and urged the students to motivate their parents to choose and elect a good leader to represent the people in a better way. He informed that SVEEP or Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation is a program launched by the Election Commission of India. The main aim and objective of the program is to inform and educate people about the importance of voting and to motivate voters.
Later, Nodal Officer (EVM) Nokgen Wangsu, DSO(Statistical), Khonsa demonstrated EVM (Electronic Voting Machine)to the students on the occasion. (DIPRO)