BISWANATH CHARIALI, Dec 28: A month-long mass outreach programme aimed at creating electoral awareness and encouraging voter engagement in the run up to the National Voters’ Day on January 25, 2022 will be held in the district. A meeting chaired by the additional deputy commissioner (Election), Biswanath, Kulen Sharma, ACS was held in the DC office conference hall, Biswanath on December 24 to discuss plans to conduct these events smoothly with all concerned officers.
In this connection, a series of activities titled ‘Xojaag Voter Competitions’ will be organised across the Biswanath revenue district including both Biswanath and Gohpur election district.
The objective of the outreach programme is to re-energise the institutions of electoral literacy clubs (ELCs), Voter Awareness Forums (VAFs) and campus ambassadors (selected as per protocol laid down by the Election Commission of India at college and university levels), so as to reach out to every single voter as well as prospective voters. It is also aimed to generate awareness about electoral matters, including ethical voting. Football, dance and singing competitions will be organised to ensure maximum youth participation. For football competition, there will be two entry categories – first category: XI-XII and second category: degree 1st year & above (boys & girls separately). The respective authorities of educational institutions should submit the list of teams to the district sports officer, Sonitpur, i/c, Biswanath at the earliest & the district level matches will be held on January 3 and 4, 2022. The winner of district level will compete at zonal level and the winner of zonal level will compete at state level scheduled to be held between January 17 to 20, 2022 at Guwahati. Similarly for dance & singing events, there will be two entry categories- first category: IX-XII & second category: degree 1st year & above. The respective authorities of educational institutions shall initially arrange physical dance/singing competitions and will send the videos (maximum 3 minutes) of winners to the block elementary education officer through WhatsApp on or before January 5, 2022. The block level (online) winner will be decided by January 11, 2022. The winner of block level will compete at district level (physical competition) scheduled to be held between January 12 to 17, 2022. The winner of district level will compete at zonal level scheduled to be held from January 18 to 20, 2022 at Tezpur. The winner of zonal level will compete at state level scheduled to be held on January 22 and 23, 2022 at Guwahati. The winners of these events shall be awarded on National Voters’ Day i.e. on January 25, 2022.
All of these activities will be interspersed with informative electoral matters. Additionally, on the spot painting, essay writing and electoral quiz competitions shall also be organised. Necessary Covid protocols will be strictly observed considering the ongoing pandemic while medical facilities will also be arranged at the venues.