The district administration on Wednesday celebrated the 13th National Voters Day in Government College for Girls. Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik was the chief guest of the function.
An ECI song Main Bharat Hoon- Hum Bharat Ke Matdata Hain” produced by ECI in collaboration with Subhash Ghai foundation was also screened. The Motivating the young students to exercise their right to vote in the elections, she urged them to vote in large numbers to strengthen the democracy.
She detailed them about the importance of the day being celebrated from January 25, 2011 and to protect democracy, voting is one of the greatest tools given by our constitution.Malik said that casting the vote was our duty and everyone should perform the duty sincerely as it would ensure the protection of their rights.
She said that we all feel proud to be residing in a free country like India, but all of us should also understand that India gained independence after a lot of struggle. She said that all of us should work hard to strengthen our democracy by exercising our right to vote, which is our duty as well.
On this occasion, several officials were honoured for their work regarding efficient work done in maximum registration of voters in age group 18-19. SDM Samrala Kuldeep Singh Bawa was honoured with a certificate of appreciation for being the best Electoral Registration Officer of District Ludhiana, , Jasveer Singh, teacher from Jagraon was adjudged the Best Booth Level Officer in District Ludhiana.
Associate Professor Dr Khushdeep Kaur was also honoured with best nodal officer award. Punjabi teacher Karamjit Singh Grewal was also honoured for his motivational song ' Vote Di Takat Nu Pehchano'.
Hari om Jindal was also presented with the award as district SVEEP icon. Mohan Mahant was honoured with transgenders' voters SVEEP icon, Deepti Saluja and Niranjan Kumar were awarded with PWD voters' coordinators. EPIC cards were also handed over to first-time voters during the event.
The Deputy Commissioner also administered the oath of exercising their right to vote in a free and fair manner to all those present on the occasion.Prominent among the present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioner Major Amit Sareen and others.