JAMMU: With a view to spread electoral literacy among the voters, training cum awareness programme was organized on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines at different places for the ASHAs and Anganwadi workers of the Rajouri district.
The training programme was held at Boys higher secondary school Nowshera, PG College Rajouri, Dakbanglow Rajouri, and Boys higher secondary school kalakote and would continue till 9th of Feb. During the training the media persons, campus ambassadors and representatives of political parties will be trained for training and disseminating awareness to the last voter of their respective areas.
Master trainers for the operation of the EVMs and VVPAT machines informed the trainees about its functioning in detail. It was informed that the VVPAT will be used for the first time in the upcoming elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly.
Pertinently, VVPAT is an independent system attached to the EVM which allows the voters to see on the screen of the machine a printed copy containing the serial number, name, and symbol of the candidate.
The trainers were explained about the functioning of Ballot Unit, Control Unit and other allied functions and operations of the electronic voting machines.
A total of 1200 ASHA s and Anganwadi workers were sensitized during the training. The training programme was supervised by the Deputy District Election officer, Amarjyoti Raina, Nodal officer SVEEP, Abdul Khabir and conducted by District level master trainers and Area level master trainers.
Meanwhile, training cum demonstration program on EVM and VVPAT was organised for the Anganwadi and ASHA workers under the supervision of District Election Officer Doda under SVEEP.
The experts, on the occasion, demonstrated the operationilaztion of EVM and VVPAT to the participants.
Meanwhile, District Election Officer Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana inaugurated the training cum awareness programme on EVM and VVPAT for ASHA and Anganwari workers besides other stakeholders of the district organised under SVEEP.
While addressing the ASHAs and Anganwari workers, the DEO emphasized the role of ASHAs and Angawari Workers in the electoral process being the core workers at grass root level. He asked them to make the common masses aware regarding SVEEP so as to ensure maximum voter turnout.
ADDC and ADC also spoke on the subject and asked the participants to optimally utilize this training for further strengthening of democracy.
Meanwhile, District Election Authority, Udhampur organised an awareness cum training programmes for Anganwari and ASHA workers regarding EVM/VVPAT here.
More than 1000 Anganwari and ASHA workers of the district were imparted training on the subject by the master trainers Mohd Latief and Subash Singh.
While addressing the trainees, Deputy District Election Officer, Sapna Kotwal, stressed upon the trainees to take keen interest in the training programme so that poll process will be carried out smoothly and in a peaceful manner.