‘Greater participation for a stronger democracy’, a photo exhibition to commemorate the diamond jubilee celebration of the election commission of India(ECI) was inaugurated by chief secretary of Nagaland Lalthara, IAS on the occasion of Independence Day at Secretariat Plaza Kohima.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief secretary thanked the Election Commission of India for making democracy possible in India. He commented that even though the country had the largest democracy in the world, it was also the best.
The exhibition displays 22 panel of photographs arranged by the Commission and 12 panels of photographs collected from different districts of Nagaland. The exhibition has pictures showing voters going to the booths on camel backs in Rajasthan, ferrying of ballot boxes on boats in Tirunelveli district, transporting of electronic voting machines on elephants in Assam, Murria tribe men of Madhya Pradesh voting in 1967 and so on. One can also view the polling booth of Una in Junagush district of Gujarat, where only one voter has been registered.
A scene of polling station in the 1st general election of Nagaland in 1964 and various other pictures from around the state are also displayed at the exhibition. A video documentary on the election process in India for the last 60 years can also be viewed.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 16 and 17. The exhibition is put up by the Election Commission of India and designed by Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity with support from Photo Divisions and Chief Electoral Office of states and union territories.