DBCT NSS volunteers as Poll Volunteers for LS election

April 6, 2019

 

DBCT NSS volunteers as Poll Volunteers for LS election

Seventy NSS volunteers of the college took part in the Poll Volunteers Programme organised by the West Garo Hills District Administration held at District Auditorium, Tura on 6th April 2019. Programme officers Prof Suraj Pradhan accompanied the NSS volunteers of the college for the poll Volunteers Training.

On the same day SVEEP campaign was held for persons with disabilities (PwDs) centered on the theme “No voter to be left behind.” The session was conducted by Aashna Chaprana, campaign manager of a media company, Josh Talks, New Delhi. More than 600 volunteers from leading youth organisations like Bharat Scouts and Guides, NSS and NYK participated in the programme. The session focused on the origin of democracy and constitutional principles and the role of poll volunteers as facilitators for the physically disabled, infirm and aged.

In his speech, during the programme,

Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer, West Garo Hills, Ram Singh stated, “This is the first time that poll volunteers will be deployed for duty in 481 polling stations on polling day in the district.” The DC urged the people to be vigilant citizens and to dutifully exercise their voting rights to select representatives wisely. Further, he informed that the ECI is engaging poll volunteers along with Anganwadis to facilitate the PwDs to vote and participate in the electoral process. The Accessible Observer appointed by the EC, I R Sangma, and SVEEP Icon (PwD) Darlington Sangma released Form 7A containing the list of contesting candidates embossed in Braille for facilitating the visually impaired.

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