CHANDIGARH: The workplace of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab at present celebrated the 11th National Voters’ Day (NVD) in a digital perform held at Punjab Bhawan at present. Keeping in view the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Voters’ Day was nearly celebrated on the degree of CEO and District Election Officers (DEOs), as per the rules of Election Commission of India (ECI). NVD was additionally celebrated on the degree of Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) in all meeting constituencies (117) and all of the polling cubicles (23,213) of the state of Punjab
The theme for this yr’s NVD is “Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed”. It envisages energetic and participative voters throughout elections. It additionally focuses on ECI’s dedication in direction of conducting elections safely in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 yearly since 2011, all throughout the nation to mark the inspiration day of Election Commission of India, i.e. twenty fifth January 1950. The important objective of the NVD celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, particularly for the brand new voters. Dedicated to the voters of the nation, the day is utilized to unfold consciousness amongst voters and for selling knowledgeable participation within the electoral course of.
11th National Voters’ Day marks a landmark new initiative by the ECI with the launch of e-EPIC (digital Electoral Photo Identity Card) programme. Voters can now view and print the digital voter card on their registered cell. This was formally launched at present by the ECI throughout the nation. CEO, Punjab formally launched e-EPIC programme by downloading 5 new e-EPICs in the course of the State degree NVD at Punjab Bhawan. It was launched throughout Punjab at DEO degree, ERO degree and sales space degree.
During the occasion, the Dr. S. Karuna Raju, CEO, Punjab conferred the very best electoral practices award to state and district degree officers for his or her excellent efficiency in numerous spheres similar to Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), electoral roll administration, new voter registration and so on. Details of the very best electoral apply award are as underneath:
Madhvi Kataria, IAS, Addnl. CEO, Punjab for wonderful efficiency for SVEEP actions and electoral roll administration
Vipul Ujwal, IAS for electoral roll administration
Varinderpal Singh Bajwa, PCS for SVEEP
On this event, cell vans had been used at district headquarters in all of the 22 districts of Punjab. Projected as ‘SVEEP Jhankis’, these cell vans lined all of the distinguished locations of the district headquarters with nice fanfare, disseminating the messages of Voter consciousness. A cultural extravaganza, district SVEEP icons had been engaged to succeed in out to all stakeholders by way of performances like folks songs, dances like giddha, bhangra and so on.
Film actor and state icon, Sh. Sonu Sood made a vote attraction by way of a video messages, which was performed at State degree perform, DEO degree features in all of the districts and was additionally performed within the ‘SVEEP Jhankis’.
On this event CEO, Punjab launched two books printed by the division. These books embody a espresso desk ebook on SVEEP and a ebook on ‘boliyan’ – compilation of all of the shortlisted boliyan obtained by way of a contest held at district degree for ladies electors and Anganwadi staff. The espresso desk ebook on SVEEP captures the difficult and thrilling journey of conducting SVEEP actions amidst the pandemic.
11th National Voters’ Day additionally marked the launch of ECI’s Web Radio – ‘Hello Voters’. The programming fashion of Radio Hello Voters has been envisaged to match that of widespread FM radio providers. It will present data and training on electoral processes by way of songs, drama, discussions, tales of elections and so on. Programs shall be aired in Hindi, English and regional languages from all around the nation.