Leh, January 25 (Scoop News) –Like other parts of the country, the 3rd “National Voters Day” was observed today at Leh District with wide-ranging programs including sensitizing voters, EPIC distribution, Ice Hockey exhibition match, Quiz programs and conduct of Mock Poll. The main function was organized in Leh Conference Hall where Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Splabar presided over the function as chief guest.
Addressing a large number of students, CEC Rigzin Spalbar said that voting power gives youths a sense of citizenship, empowerment, pride and participation and also inspire them to exercise their franchise, when the occasion comes. It was aimed “to provide the unrepresented youth of the country an opportunity to give vent to their feelings and help them become a part of the political process,” Rigzin quipped.
The Addl. Deputy Commissioner Leh Tsering Moprup who is also the District Election Officer, Leh mentioned about the amendment in Article 326 where under the qualifying age of a new voter has been reduced from 21 years to 18 for the larger interest of the Indian democratic set up. He urged the new voters to fully understand the importance of their voting rights and use the power of vote for progress and integrity of our nation.
Sonam Dorjey, Incharge, CEO, Leh while speaking on the occasion highlighted some important chapters of Indian constitution and urged the young voters and students to become responsible citizens using their voting franchise for only right cause.
The Tehsildar Leh, Tsering Motup who is the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer welcoming the chief guest and the participants gave a detail summery of National Voter’s Day. He stated that Leh district has recorded an addition of 2597 voters this year which include 1133 new voters.
As a part of the National Voter’s day, Tashi Dolma, Electoral Registration Officer, Leh held a quiz competition among the students of various educational institutions in which the Changla team bagged 1st position.
This year as a part of National Voters Day an awareness program along with Ice Hockey exhibition match was also played between the girls teams of SECMOL and Saichen Angel at Karzoo Ice Hockey Rink, Leh where large number of youth witnessed the match.
The reports of holding Voters Day was also received from Nubra, Nyoma and Khaltsi where the SDMs have sensitized the public specially the new voters about the importance of voting rights. EPICs were also distributed among the newly eligible voters.