National Voters’ Day was held on January 25 at DC’s conference hall, Mon with deputy commissioner, Mon Dinesh Kumar, IAS as chief guest.
The chief guest said the purpose of organizing the event was to promote democratic rights of the citizen and to create awareness about the legal procedure of right to exercise their franchise.
Pointing out that illegal practices such as booth capturing, individual vote casting for the entire voters in the village or proxy votes, money power, muscle power, etc., were reported from various quarters in the state in the past, DC called upon government officers, NGOs, representatives from political parties and the gathering to do away with such illegal practices and create awareness to the public about the democratic rights to elect their representative.
Assistant election officer (AEO), Mon Joy Bell in his keynote address said for the last 60 years the Election Commission of India had done a tremendous job as an independent body and added the event was celebrated to create awareness to the mass and to conduct fair and peaceful election, and exercise their franchise freely in a peaceful atmosphere through democratic rights.
M. Honlei, also spoke on behalf of the newly enrolled voters. The highlights of the programme were felicitation of newly enrolled voters and undertaking of pledge by the people present.
Altogether 130 people attended the programme.