National Voters’ Day celebrated with enthusiasm across J&K

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 25: The ‘National Voters Day’ was celebrated enthusiastically across the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory by the various Govt establishments, Police and education institutions, today.
The office of Advocate General celebrated ‘National Voters Day’ at its both wings. At Jammu, the pledge ceremony was held under the chairmanship of Advocate General, J&K, DC Raina, which was participated by all the Law Officers, Government Counsels, Officers, Director Litigation Jammu and employees.

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At Srinagar, the Law Offices, Officers and employees participated in the national event which was led by AR Malik, Senior Additional Advocate General, Srinagar.
The Advocate General highlighted the ethics of the theme with due reference to the constitution. He impressed upon the participants in particular regarding the importance of casting votes for welfare of the country and its citizens, increasing the efforts for good governance and upholding the democratic traditions of the nation.
The Advocate General quoted Rigveda Mandala-05, Shulokh-60, Mantra-5, the simple and plain meaning of which is “No one is superior or inferior, all are brothers; all should strive for the interest of all and progress collectively”.
On the occasion, a pledge function was also organized in the premises of Jammu Municipal Corporation Jammu in which all the officers and officials, BLOs attended the function. The function was chaired by JMC Commissioner, Rahul Yadav in presence of Rimpy Ohri (ERO-Jammu East) Joint Commissioners JMC and Parvinder Kour (ERO-78 Jammu West AC) Secretary.
The Commissioner focused that this year’s theme ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure’ is dedicated to voters which conveys individual’s feeling and aspiration towards participation in the electoral process through power of their vote.
Commemorating the Day, pledge taking ceremonies were organized at all the Police establishments across the Jammu Zone. The main function was held at Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu where Additional Director General of Police, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh-IPS administered oath to the Police Officers and Jawans.
The pledge functions were held simultaneously at all the Jammu based District Police headquarters as well as Police establishments, which were led by the respective District SSPs and concerned officers. Meanwhile, pledge functions were also held at all the Units, Wings and District Headquarters of J&K Police across Jammu and Kashmir.
On this occasion, a pledge taking ceremony was organized at Police Headquarters, wherein ADGP (Headquarters) PHQ, MK Sinha administered the pledge to officers and Jawans in presence of ADGP (Coordination) PHQ, Danesh Rana, IGP (Headquarters) PHQ, Bhim Sen Tuti, DIG Admin PHQ, Sarah Rizvi, DIG (Training) PHQ Imtiyaz Ismail Parray, AIsG of PHQ, SO to ADGP Armed J&K and others.
The Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fun fare in all 111 Polling Booths of Sub-division Marh under the supervision of ERO 80 Assembly Constituency/ SDM Marh Rajeev Khajuria. The main function was organized at GHSS Marh which was attended by Chairman Block Development Council, Sarpanches, Panches, Tehsildar Marh, BDO Marh, ZEO, Principal HSS and a large number of newly enrolled voters.
The SDM Marh also handed over EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Cards) to newly enrolled voters and felicitated them with flowers.
Police Technical Training Institute (PTTI) Vijaypur held a pledge taking ceremony in the Institute to observe the Day, wherein Principal Shiv Kumar Sharma reiterated that the theme for this year and instructed the staff and trainees to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, especially for the new voters. Zia-Ul-Haq, DySP (Admn/ Outdoor), Kuleep Raj, DySP (Tech/Indoor), Inspr Vishal Kumar(RI/ CDI) and others were present during the event.
NSS Unit of the Government College of Education, Jammu under the patronage of Principal Prof Aekta Gupta celebrated the National Voters Day in the college premises.
On the occasion, pledge ceremony and declamation were organised in which students committed to vote in every election fearlessly.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal said that the theme for this year “Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure” is dedicated to voters which conveys individual’s feeling and aspiration towards participation in the electoral process through power of their vote.
NSS Programme Officer Dr Shubhra Jamwal, said that main purpose of National Voters’ Day is to create electoral awareness amongst citizens and encourage them to participate in the electoral process”.
Prof. Anju Bala, Prof Satish Sharma, Dr. Rajinder Kour, Prof. Anuradha Choudhary, Dr. Tahira Shah, Prof. Shamboo Nath, Dr. Deep Kumar Bangotra, Dr. Sushma Bala, Prof. Rubeena Yasmeen, Prof. Sunita Devi,Prof. Vinay Lata, Prof Sarita Dogra, Prof Seema Kumari, Prof Neeraj Verma, Prof Shapia Shameem, Dr. Shalini Sharma and Prof. Ramandeep Kralia and non teaching staff members were also present on the occasion.
NCC and NSS unit of Govt SPMR College of Commerce celebrated the Day by holding a pledge taking ceremony under the patronage of College Principal Dr Surinder Kumar. The Principal encouraged the young and new voters to enroll in the voter list and participate enthusiastically in the celebration of democracy.
The Electoral Literacy Club and NSS units GCW, Parade Ground Jammu organized a three days workshop to mark the celebration of 13th National Voters Day on this year’s theme under the patronage of College Principal Dr SP Sarswat. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal encouraged the young voters to cast their votes and aware the students about the voting rights. The College also held a series of activities including poster making, rangoli making and slogan writing competitions to observe the Day.
The Day was celebrated at GDC Vijaypur by organizing a series of programs for the College students under the supervision of College Principal, Dr Vandana Gupta. The program’s proceedings were conducted by Kanchan Sharma and Sheetal, students of BA Semester V.
The NSS and Electoral Literacy Club of Girdhari Lal Dogra Memorial Govt. Degree College Hiranagar organized a symposium on the Day in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Kathua. The students presented their view over the event, wherein Som Zarad, Deputy Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra was the chief guest.
The Day was also observed at GDC Ramnagar on the theme “Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For Sure”, wherein College Principal Dr Udhey Bhanu addressed the students regarding the importance of the election process and need for the right guidance and education to the youth of the nation, followed the students presented their view points by the medium of symposium and skit.
GDC Marh organized a rally to mark the National Voter Day under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Shikshit Bharat and spread awareness on exercising one’s right to vote. The program was held under the guidance of College Principal, Dr Rakesh Kumar Koul, wherein 30 NSS volunteers participated.
Seminar and Symposium competition was organized by Govt Degree College Ramgarh to observe the Day in collaboration with the Department of Political Science. The event was organized under the supervision of College Principal Prof (Dr.) Satinder Kaur and said ‘vote’ is not just the will of the voter, but is the amalgamation of the ideas of the voter upon the basis of which she/he elects the representative.
GDC Nagrota celebrated National Voter Day by organizing a pledge taking ceremony. The ceremony was organised by Prof Shalini Raina, HoD Political Science in which students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the College were present in presence of College Principal Dr. Nalini Pathania.
The Day was also celebrated by GDC Basohli in collaboration with the Sub-District Administration under the supervision of College Principal Dr Nidhi Kotwal. The event was convened by Dr Shiv Kumar, NSS, Programme Officer and highlighted the importance of the Day. The ADC Basohli, Ajeet Singh, Tehsildar, Aman Kumar Anand and officials from the various departments were present.
GDC Neeli Nallah Udhampur celebrated National Voters Day to commemorate the founding day of the Election Commission of India and took pledge from the participants including Principal, staff members and students of the College, followed by an essay writing competition.
The Department of Political Science of GDC RS Pura celebrated the Day under the leadership of Prof. Rajni Bhagat and supervision of Prof Rakesh Choudhary, HoD Political Science and took the pledge by the Principal, staff and students of the College. A lecture was also delivered by Prof Rakesh Choudhary on the topic role of informed and ethical voting.
The Day was also observed at GDC Akhnoor wherein students and staff members were administered the voter pledge. The programme was organized under supervision of Dr. Sanjay Kapoor, NSS Programme Officer and College Principal Dr Romilla Malla.
GDC Marheen organized poster making and slogan writing competition on the theme ‘National Voters Day’ under the patronage of College Principal Prof. (Dr.) Anupama Gupta. In her address, the Principal highlighted that voting is an expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, our country and the world. She also encouraged the youth to participate in the electoral process which is essential for any democracy.
The Electoral Literacy Club of GDC Nowshera in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and NSS unit celebrated the Day wherein College Principal Dr KK Sharma delivered a speech on the importance of the Day. The function was organized to create awareness about rights and duties of the eligible voters in the democratic system.
GDC Paloura celebrated the Day and took pledge by involving students and staff members. The event was organized by the Department of Political Science in collaboration with NCC units. The students and NCC cadets also spoke on the importance of the Day.
Govt Middle School Sangli Katwalt in Ramnagar the Day at Polling Station 62-28, Katwalt by Booth level officer Kuldeep Kumar to educate the youth. A pledge was also taken by new voters, local public and PRIs during the event.