Hailakandi, Jan 25: Along with the rest of the country, the 7th tiol Voters’ Day was observed by the Hailakandi district administration in a befitting manner on Wednesday, stated a press release.
Speaking at a function held at the Officers’ Club in Hailakandi town, Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora urged the eligible voters to cast their franchise and to enroll their mes to make the democratic edifice of the country strong and vibrant. Bora said the day being observed, coinciding with the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, since 2011 has led to enhanced participation of youth in the election process. “It augurs well that there has been a rise in youth participation following the exercise by the ECI. And it is indeed a healthy sign of democracy,” he said, adding, “This exercise will give a sense of empowerment, pride and instill democratic values in young voters and encourage them to cast a vote.”
The Deputy Commissioner greeted the Election Commission of India and the people of India for keeping the spirit of democracy alive. Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner administered the pledge to the first-time voters and the future voters on the occasion.
Ten first-time voters from three constituencies viz., Hailakandi, Algapur and Katlicherra were invited to the function and handed over Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPIC). As part of the initiative, an art competition was conducted to promote participation in elections and increase voter enrolment, especially of youngsters in the 18 to 19 years age group. Prizes were given away to the winners and participants by the dignitaries on the occasion.
Additiol Deputy Commissioner, Amalendu Roy, who is in-charge of Election Office, EAC, Tridip Roy, district BJP president, Subroto th, district AGP general secretary, Kamrul Islam Barbhuiya, prominent citizen Mash Kanti Das and officials of the administration were present on the occasion. The day was also observed in the revenue circles across the district.
UDALGURI: The 61 battalion SSB Bhairabkunda observed tiol Voters’ Day at Bhairabkunda and all the border outposts of the battalion.
On the occasion, the officers and ranks took the voter’s pledge to comply with the order of the Election Commission of India. Om Prakash, the Commandant of 61 battalion SSB, delivered a comprehensive speech and said that tiol Voters’ Day was being celebrated across the country to promote electoral participation.
BISWATH CHARIALI :The tiol Voters’ Day was observed today at Biswath Chariali along with the rest of the country under the aegis of the Biswath district administration. A semir on the topic ‘Empowering Young and Future Voters’ was held on the occasion. Asitaksha Chakravarty, Deputy Commissioner of Biswath presided over the programme while Raj Baruah, the election officer of Biswath, read out the welcome address. Sarala Devi, Principal of District Institute for Education and Training (DIET), Biswath dwelt at length on the theme of the semir. A large number of new voters were administered oath by Chakravarty. Later, a bike rally was taken out to create awareness among the voters.
KOKRAJHAR: Along with the rest of the country, theKokrajhar district administration also observed the tiol Voters’ Day on Wednesday with various programmes in the conference hall of Basic Training Centre here.
Attending the programme, Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekanda Choudhury congratulated the new voters who had recently registered their mes in the electoral process. He spoke about the significance of the day along with the theme of this year ‘Empowering young and future voters’.
Earlier, a public rally from Kokrajhar DC office to Basic Training Centre displaying banners and posters for generating awareness on voting rights among new and women voters was also organized. The programme was organized by Kokrajhar Election Officer and attended by former BTC Joint Director, Health Services, Dr. CK Daimary, prominent citizen P. Muzumder, members of NGOs, students and the public.