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Nagaland

Clean election campaign underway at Kohima

Dimapur, March 30: An awareness programme on EVM and VVPT as part of the “No to plastic, Yes to Clean Election Campaign” was held with District Icon for clean election campaign on Saturday at PWD Ward II junction, Kohima.
Kohima District icon, Thejakhrienuo Nakhro stated that clean election has little to do with candidates and more to do with voters. She said that ‘if we want good, responsive people’s government and development, let us come out and vote on 11th April 2019 with clear conscience’.
She pointed out that in 2018, the state capital of Nagaland was ranked the 2nd most unliveable city in India and urged the people to stop using plastics on any occasions to save the environment. She appealed the young electors to avail opportunity for a clean election, ethical and inducement for free voting today for better tomorrow where youths are the future leaders to mould and shape a better Nagaland. She also reminded that photo voter slip alone will not stand for identification document. The EPIC or other documents like PAN Card, Aadhar Card, passport, etc is essential to cast votes.
The campaign was organized by Kohima Municipal Council and Music Task Force (YRS), Green Team Kohima and Election Department and various NGOs. Demonstration on EVM was also conducted by master trainer, Chubayanger in the programme.
SVEEP campaign: The Kohima District administration in collaboration with the Kohima Municipal Council organized a social work on Saturday. The social work was conducted under the Kohima District SVEEP campaign on ‘No to Plastics, Yes to Clean Elections’ and in commemoration with the 75th anniversary of Kohima Battle (World War II).
Deputy Commissioner & DEO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi IAS briefing the participants said that the social work has been organized to create awareness on the plastics waste management which is causing a problem to the environment for our future generations. He said that it was also organized to motivate the voters to ethically vote for their rights to have clean election and added that “if we do not choose our representative properly then we also have problem throughout our life”.
The DC urged the younger generations to vote right in order to have their future bright and also to keep Kohima free of plastic. DC also administered the pledge on ‘Clean Election’ to the participants.
The Green Team Kohima, a group of light minded youth also participated in the social work with the KMC personnel clearing the plastics waste around the World War II tank area and Mohonkola side. The team has been contributing their services in advocating the public on plastic waste management since last October 2018.
Under the Kohima District SVEEP campaign, a series of awareness programme on ‘No to Plastic, Yes to Clean Elections’ has been organized through the medium of music, distribution of posters, today’s social work with more programmes coming up before the poll day.
Polling officials training: The 2nd round of training for male and female presiding officers, 1st polling officers, 2nd polling officers and 3rd polling officers will be held on April 1 at Kohima College from 10:30 am onwards.
The list of officers and staffs who have been appointed for performing election duty has been circulated to all nodal officers and also pasted on the notice board of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima.
DC & ARO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi IAS has directed all concerned polling officers who have been detailed for election duty to attend the said training without fail.
All sector magistrates have also been directed to attend the training programme for the purpose of familiarization with the polling personnel of their designated sectors.
Mon: Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS on Saturday held a meeting with sector officials and sector magistrate of Mon District for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election in the DC’s conference hall, Mon.
The DC called upon the officials to be committed and sincere in their assigned duties. He highlighted on the role and responsibility of officials, preparation of sector plan and there components, movement plan, communication plan, communication and pre-poll responsibilities etc.
The DC elaborated on the use of EVM and VVPAT and told the officials that there will be hands on training for all at the DRDA conference hall Mon.
Kiphire: The Kiphire District Education Office in collaboration with the District administration Kiphire organized clean election campaign at Deluxe Point Kiphire main town on March 30.
Deputy Commissioner Kiphire M.Shayung Phom NCS stated that clean election is our best defense against corruption. He said clean elections campaign is to safeguard and nurture democracy through educating voters about the issues of corruption and inviting all to pledge to refuse to participate in bribery and violence.
DC said that fair and clean election should be taken as priority in the state of Nagaland. He said students have an ideal role to play by educating their parents and elders in the society not to sell their voting rights.
Under Kiphire town all the eleven schools, both Government & private, took part in the clean election campaign.
Dimapur: Expenditure observer for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019, LP Singh (IRS) conducted a meeting with DC and DEO Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol and other nodal officers on Saturday in the DC’s conference hall Dimapur.
The observer clarified the issues/ doubts raised pertaining to elections and directed the officers to follow the ECI guidelines.
Zunheboto: 2nd phase of training for polling officials for the ensuing Lok Sabha election 2019 was held on March 28&29 at Government Higher Secondary School Zunheboto. 3rd and final training will be held on April 8.
Wokha: Under SVEEP campaign 2019, Wokha district administration initiated ‘e-modod’ (e-help) under which 16 volunteers have been identified from different wards/colonies, mostly youth, who would help and facilitate citizens especially senior citizens and differently abled persons in accessing various technology initiatives of Election Commission of India, like voters helpline application, NVSP, cVIGIL etc, from nearest common service centre.
Necessary training to volunteers and common service centre has been imparted. Senior citizens forum and PwD association have been intimated about this activity from dissemination of information to the members.
(Page News Service)

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