Indoor games tourney under SVEEP held at Bandipora

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District Election Office on Wednesday organized an indoor sports tournament here at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium with an aim to create awareness about election, voter registration and motivate the future voters and first-time voters to participate in the democratic process.

The tournament wasinaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahoor Ahmad Mir while NodalOfficer SVEEP, Rafiq Ahmad Parray was also present on the occasion. Thetournament is being organized in collaboration with District Youth Services andSports

Dozens of students fromdifferent schools are participating in different indoor games during thetournament that will last for three days.

Officials said the aim of the program is to create awarenessregarding the voter registration thus motivating the younger generation to getenrolled in the voters list, besides motivating the first time voters toparticipate in the democratic vote by casting their votes.  The future voters were also given informationwith regard to the electoral process so that they participate in the electionwhen they attain the age of 18 years.

During the event theofficials also organized a training program about EVM-VVPAT machines at SKStadium and Government Degree College Bandipora wherein Master trainersimparted training to participants about handling of EVM-VVPAT machines.Participants in the programme included students, teaching and non-teachingstaff, besides members of the media, NGOs and civil societies.

Speaking on the occasion, the ADC Bandipora stressed on thestudents and sports persons to enroll themselves in the electoral rolls andthose who have already enrolled shall cast their votes to decide their future.

Concerned nodal officer threw light on the SVEEP programmeduring the awareness programme.

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