PULWAMA: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary, who is also the District Election Officer on Saturday finalised the calendar of activities for celebration of 13th National Voters Day (NVD) at Pulwama on January 25, 2023. This year the day is being celebrated on the theme ‘Nothing like voting, I vote for sure’.
The DC said that the ‘National Voters Day’ is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the Election Commission to strengthen our democratic fabric and ensure smooth conduct of elections. This is also a day to spread awareness on the need of ensuring voter registration, particularly among the youth, he added.
On the occasion, the DC directed that the National Voters day (NVD) will be celebrated at District Level, Tehsil level, Assembly Constituency Level and at polling station level. Besides, all Government departments, Non-Government Organizations, Civil Society Groups, Panchayat Raj Institutions, Academic Institutions, Organizations of Youth Volunteers like NSS, NCC, Scouts & Guides, NYKS, etc. of Pulwama district shall organize appropriate events.
Choudhary listed different activities and passed directions to the concerned for smooth conduct of the programme. The activities discussed include Pledge taking ceremony, Rally of students and general public, and celebrations at Circuit House Pulwama. The DC directed to organise events involving students in competitions (essay, debate etc) and webinars at the GDCs/institutions on this year’s theme. It was also decided that events shall also be organized at each polling station by the BLOs to create awareness among the people about the importance and power of vote.
The DC directed the District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Pulwama to organize the NVD function in association with Organizations of youth volunteers like NSS, NCC, Scouts and Guides, NYKS etc to encourage young voters to be part of the democratic exercise of elections. Assistant Commissioner (Panchayat), Pulwama shall organize the NVD function in all Panchayat Raj Institutions, the DC added.
DC directed the Chief Education Officer, Pulwama (Nodal Officer SVEEP) shall organize the NVD in all educational institutes to infuse democratic electoral participation among new voters. He shall also conduct debates and essay competitions, webinars etc in the run up to the NVD, the DC ordered.