SAYS STUDENTS AND YOUTH COULD PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY
Jalandhar, April 1 ,2019: In a bid to ensure massive participation of the voters especially the youngsters and students during the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today initiated signature campaign for soliciting the support of youth for this noble cause from the local KMV College.
Kicking off the campaign by writing ‘Proud to be a voter’ along with his signatures, the Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh, said that the move was aimed at sensitizing the young voters to come forward for strengthening the democracy at the grass root level. He said that the students and youth could play a major role in further cementing the democratic ethos in the country. Mr. Sharma said that this program under Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation Program (SVEEP) could be instrumental in making the young voters about their democratic rights.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration would organize more such events in the coming days to ensure that the message of ethical voting was conveyed to every nook and corner of the district. He said that the hard earned right of vote must not be wasted and youngsters must exercise it judiciously to strengthen democracy at the grass root level. Sharma said that as India was a youthful nation with a sizeable chunk of its population above the age of 18 years it was need of the hour to ensure that every youth registers himself as voter and cast it sincerely, so that a new and progressive India could be carved out.
The Deputy Commissioner said that those youngsters who were eligible but have not enrolled them as voters could apply for the vote till April 19th before the polls. Mr. Sharma said that to facilitate the youth the Election Commission of India has launched National Voter Services Portal (NVSP) and Voter Helpline App). He said that the youth have to click the link www.nvsp.in for getting them registered as new voters. Likewise, Mr. Sharma said that the youth could also download Voter Helpline App from Google Play store in their android phone for enrolling them as voters.
Meanwhile, the students of KMV College led by Principal Dr. Atima Sharma Diwedi were lined up from KMV College to Doaba Chowk with placards in their hands to sensitize the voters.
On the occasion, Assistant SVEEP Coordinator Mr. Surjit Lal, Field Publicity Officer Government of India Rajesh Baali, PRO OF KMV College Prof Madhu and others were also present.