5th National Voters Day held

5th National Voters Day held

A function organized at SKICC was hosted by District Election Office, Farooq Ahmed Shah while Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal was the chief guest on the occasion.

5th National Voters Day was observed in all the districts of Kashmir Sunday with main event being held in the City. 

A function organized at SKICC was hosted by District Election Office, Farooq Ahmed Shah while Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal was the chief guest on the occasion.

 

“The Div Com emphasized the significance of National Voters Day, which empowers the people attaining the specific age of 18 years and get registered as electorate to exercise their franchise and said that the day is special for the newly registered voters who can use their right to vote,” an official handout said.

 

“Highlighting the importance of ballot in a democratic set up, Kansal stressed for ensuring transparent, accountable and good governance to serve the people. He said that Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were conducted smoothly in which the new voters have participated in large numbers.”

 

On this occasion, 8971 new Election Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) were distributed among newly registered voters. On the occasion, the officers and officials who performed their duties during Lok Sabha and Assembly elections successfully were also awarded.

 

The guests hailed the role of DEO Farooq Ahmed Shah for peaceful conduct of the twin polls in the City last year. “Most transparent free and fair polls were held and its credit goes to people like (Farooq Ahmed) Shah Sahib,” the guests said. 

 

Speaking on the occasion, Shah appealed the youth above 18 years of age to get enrolled for Voter ID cards. 

Similar events were held in other districts of the Valley as well.