12th National Voters Day celebrated across Kashmir
Div Com stresses on responsibility to vote for deepening democracy
Srinagar: The 12th National Voters Day was today celebrated across all the districts of Kashmir to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, established on 25th January 1950.
The National Voters Day is observed annually on 25 January to spread awareness about the importance of voting in a democracy, it also educates people about their voting rights and encourages youngsters, who have reached the age of 18, to participate in the electoral process.
This year the theme of the National Voters Day is ‘Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative’.
In Srinagar, to commemorate the 12th National Voters Day, a function was held at the Meeting Hall of the DC Office Complex, here on Tuesday.
The function was presided over by the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, who also administered the pledge to new voters and the other participants.
The Div Com informed that in order to ensure that more eligible youngsters become part of the electorate process; the ECI has facilitated the youngsters to enroll themselves as voters on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 every year from January 2022 instead of a single cut-off date that was January Ist.
Later, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir also distributed Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) among newly enrolled voters. He also felicitated best EROs, AEROs BLOs and other officials for their work.
On the occasion, it was given out that as many as 642216 voters are registered in Srinagar District so far including 330367 male, 311839 female and 10 transgender