Nawanshahr, January 25, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Guru Anagad Dev Veterinay and Animal Sciences University, Vice Chanceller, Dr. Amarjit Singh Nanda exhorted Punjab residents to contribute more towards democratic electoral process to strengthen the democracy for which they had made most sacrifices during struggle for Independence .
He was here to preside over the state level function organised to mark the 10th National Voters Day at Shivalik Public School Nawanshahr. He said that before independence we were not able to make our own policies and to elect our own goverments. After getting independence followed by democratic process, we got the right of vote and other welfare schemes.
Terming the voting right most important, he insisted upon to think before casting his/her vote for the candidate. He said that exercising franchise is not mere a physical exercise, we should give stress on our mind for the purpose.
Earlier, he adminsitered the pledge of National Voters Day to all the participants.
Deputy Commissioner, Vinay Bublani while addressing the gathering said that the constitution committee led by Dr. B R Ambedkar had given meticulous right to the residents of INDIA in the shape of voting right. Now its our duty to participate in democratic electoral process with zeal to choose our representatives. He said that main motive of the National Voters day was to include young, PWD and Third gender voters in damocratic elctoral process more exclusively.
During the function, the best performing DEOs, ADEOs, Police Officers and Media Partners given appreciation letters that were nominated by CEO Punjab for National Awards. These include DEO Jalandhar Verinder Kumar Sharma for Election Management, DEO Hoshirapur Isha Kalia for Election Management, DEO Pathankot Rambir for Electoral Roll Management, ADEO Jalandhar Jasbir Singh for SVEEP, SSP Sangrur Sandeep Garg for IT Initiatives and MY FM Radio (94.3) for Voter Awareness Campaign. The awards were given to these officers/representatives by Chief Guest Dr. Amarjit Singh Nanda, VC GADVASU.
Besides, the PWD State Corrdinators for PWD voters Amarjit Singh Anand, Joint state coordinantors Vakil Chand Goyal and district coordinators were also honoured in the occasion. Similarly, winners of Intra State Competition, Rupnagar (First), Hoshiarpur (Second) and SBS Nagar (Third) were also given cash prizes.
The district level awards were also conferred upon SDM Balachaur Jasbir Singh, DEO (Secondary) Harcharan Singh, BLO Sukhwinder Singh and Nirmal Singh Nawangran, DSSO Santosh Virdi, District PWD Coordinator Kashmir Singh Snawa, Lecturer Pooja Sharma, District ICON PWD Gurdeep Lal, PWD Athlete Taranjeet Singh, Chanchal Singh and Transgender ICON Preeti Mahant also honoured for their contribution.
Cultural bonanza was also presented by students of Shiwalik Public School, Cambridge International School, SN College Banga and Struggler Theatre Group. First time voters were also presented with EPICs.
Prominent among others were Additional CEO Punjab Gurpal Singh Chahal IAS, ADC Aditya Uppal IAS, SDM Nawanshahr Jagdish Singh, Election Tehsildar Harish Kumar.