Eligible youth can make their votes till January 9
Jalandhar: The SVEEP Campaign being run by the ECI in order to encourage maximum participation of young voters during the ensuing Punjab Assembly elections got a major fillip in Jalandhar district, as 23,000 youngsters aged between 18 to 19 years were registered as new voters during last four months.
District Election Officer Kamal Kishor Yadav revealed this while commencing a special Signature Campaign to motivate the students of Colleges and Schools for registration as voters at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya (HMV) College here on Saturday.
“`Before September 7 last year, there were only 6000 voters of aged between 18 to 19 years. To encourage the youth to get them registered as voters the district administration made special efforts to make the educational institutes part of SVEEP campaign”, the DEO said.
The DEO maintained that due to the cooperation of the institutes, the number of such young voters increased to 29000 from that of 6000 during September 7 to end of December last year. “Even now, a special campaign was being run by the Election Commission of India (ECI), under which any youth fulfilling the age eligibility can get registered as voter till January 9”, he added.
On this occasion Senior Superintendent of Postal Department Mohammad Haneef said that Postal department has printed appeal to encourage the voters for ethical voting on back page of the pass books to disseminate the message of the SVEEP Campaign to households.
DEO also administered oath to the students to cast their vote without any greed under any influence on the occasion. SDM Rajiv Verma, District Guidance Counsellor Surjit Lal and academicians were also present among other dignitaries.