EVM, VVPAT training for journalists, NGOs

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At Anantnag
ANANTNAG: District Election Office Anantnag organised EVM/VVPAT awareness cum training workshop for journalists and NGOs of Anantnag here on Wednesday under SVEEP.
On the occasion, Nodal Officer SVEEP Anantnag detailed about the importance of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) for the forthcoming elections.
He said the awareness programmes regarding the use of EVM and VVPAT machines for the voting are being organised in every nook and corner of the district to sensitise the voters regarding these new kinds of voting machines so that voters could cast their votes with confidence and without any confusion.
Journalists from both the print and electronic media and other participants acquainted themselves by raising queries regarding the functioning of the machines in the upcoming elections and got necessary information and awareness regarding the same.

At Ganderbal
GANDERBAL: District Election Office Ganderbal on Wednesday organised EVM/VVPAT awareness cum training programme for the journalists of print and electronic media here.
Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal along with other concerned officials were present on the occasion.
The DDC emphasised upon the role of media in the dissemination of information regarding the electoral process at the grass root level and urged them to coordinate in creating electoral awareness among the people to strengthen the democracy.

At Pulwama
PULWAMA: District Election Office Pulwama on Wednesday organised a one-day training programme regarding EVM/ VVPAT under the supervision of District Election Officer Pulwama G M Dar here at Pulwama.
During the programme, resource persons from election department imparted training to the participants about the operation of the EVMs, VVPAT machines and its functioning in detail.
Trainers were explained about the functioning of Ballot Unit, Control Unit and other allied functions of the EVMs.
Addressing the trainees, District Election Officer stressed upon participants to take a keen interest in the training programme, so that the poll process will be carried fairly and smoothly.
Besides, Nodal officer training management, Nodal officer materials Videographers and members of NGOs and civil society organisations also attended the programme.

At Kishtwar
KISHTWAR: In order to spread the electoral literacy among voters, a training-cum-awareness programme on EVM-VVPAT for media persons, civil society members and NGOs was organised under SVEEP at DC office complex here on Wednesday under the supervision of DEO Angrez Singh Rana.
While interacting with the participants, DEO asked them to get fully acquainted with the handling procedure and various aspects of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine.
The Nodal Officer SVEEP, DPO Kishtwar informed the participants about SVEEP programme, toll-free helpline number 1950 and www.nvsp.inwebsite and appealed all the participants to popularize the same among the common masses.
Among others present were ADC, Pawan Kumar Parihar, ACD, Anil Kumar Chandail, Tehsildar, Shokat Matoo, BDO, Arun Badyal, ALMTs and other concerned.