Dimapur, January 25: The 9th National Voters’ Day 2019 was observed Nagaland on Friday.
Dimapur: Dimapur district celebrated National Voters Day in the conference hall of Commissioner of Taxes Office with Commissioner of Taxes, Kesonyu Yhome, IAS as special guest.
Speaking on the occasion he mentioned about the achievements in the neighbouring states, but lamented that Nagaland has very few success stories which show the picture of the State.
Pointing out the theme for 2019 National Voters Day ‘No voters to be left behind’ he said Nagaland state has different situation. Authorities in election department face problems not because of leaving out voters but because of having inflated figures on e-role.
He urged everyone to cut down on electoral malpractice and to start doing their own part in cleaning the e-role and ensure that only eligible voters can vote and to ensure that electoral is clean which leads to a free, fair and transparent election.
Kohima: In Kohima, the day was celebrated at Hotel Japfu. Message from the Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora and flash mob videos on clean election and short films by Election Commission of India were screened on the occasion.
In the programme, different personalities were felicitated. i) Recognition of rendering commendable services during the conduct of State’s General Election and Lok Sabha Bye-election 2018 – Limasunep, IPS Commissioner of Police Dimapur and Hiazu Meru, NCS, Deputy Secretary Finance. ii) Winner of Best Campus Ambassador in the field of Systematic Voter’s Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign: Lenke Phom from Yingli College Longleng and Namwang Heili Liegise from Peren government College. iii) Best State Level BLO: Bendangwati from 49 Tamlu A/C, Tamlu Hq B Polling Station
Kohima District level awards: Art & Painting competition (College level): 1st – Zhupuo, Model Christian College; 2nd – Athong Changer of Modern College and 3rd – Themshao P of Kohima College. Art & Painting competition (Higher Secondary level): 1st – Moviho Vitso of Stella HSS, 2nd – Neiketouzo of Dr Neilhouzhu GHSS, 3rd – Leisom Abijah of Baptist High.
The programme was chaired by Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Kohima, Thejawelie Gregory, NCS.
Peren: The 9th National Voters’ Day was celebrated today at Town Council Hall, Peren Town with SDO (Civil) Peren, Rahul, IAS as special guest.
Rahul said National Voters’ Day is held every year on the foundation day of Election Commission of India from 2011 with an aim to participate every eligible person in the electoral process. He encouraged the students to participate which thereby enhanced the quality of our democracy.
Assistant Election Officer Peren, Nathan Konyak delivered key note address. During the function, Thongkojang from 6-Tening AC and Keyiningle from 7-Peren A/C were awarded the Best BLO from the District.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto District celebrated the 9th National Voter’s Day in the DC Office’s conference hall Zunheboto under the theme “No voters to be left behind”.
Deputy Commissioner & DEO Zunheboto, Shanavas C, IAS explained the various code and conducts of election and encouraged the officials to be sincere in carrying out their duties for clean and peaceful election. He also called upon the officials to ensure that all eligible persons should be able to vote and that his/her voting rights should not be compromised or surrendered in lieu of money, force or anything.
Phek: The 9th National Voters Day was held today at the Phek DPDB conference hall where Government officials and NGOs took the NVD pledge for promotion of democratic electoral participation.
Khriesangoyi Dozo requested the officials of the departments to help the disabled persons so that everybody can exercise the right to vote and choose the right leaders. He also called upon the people not to sell their votes.
Deputy Commissioner, Orenthung Lotha said that every citizen who has reached the age to vote should participate and abstain from selling their votes for development in all the fields. He also called upon the voters to vote for the right candidates who can lead our people in the right direction.
Awards were presented for best BLO to BAC Phek, Khrusayi Lasuh, Surveyor LRSO. In essay competition the first prize was awarded to Khroto-u of Pfutsero College, 2nd – Lemningthang Kipgen of Christian Mission Higher Secondary School Phek and 3rd – Vieyo Rose of Phek Government College.
Mokokchung: National Voters Day programme under the theme “No Voter to be left Behind” was observed at Community Hall, Penli Ward Mokokchung with special guest and theme speaker T. Imlitoshi Walling in the presence of DC & DEO Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundarajan, IAS.
Walling encouraged the youth to get enrolled in the electoral roll and get involved in the democratic process of nation building.
DC & DEO Mokokchung also also encouraged young voters to take opportunity and exercise their voting right.
The programme was chaired by EAC Mokokchung, Limakumla Pongener the programme starts by reading of message from Chief Election Commission of India.
Tuensang: Along with the rest of the nation District Election Office Tuensang also organized the 9th National Voters Day on 25th January 2019 at CKS Hall Tuensang with a theme “No voters to be left behind”.
The programme was attended by the District Administrative Officers, DBs and GBs, political parties’ students and newly enrolled voters. Nungsanglemba Chang President Chang Khulei Setshang was the chief guest of the programme.
Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, L. Jamithung Lotha in his welcome speech introduced the toll free number 1950 for the election related quires which is answerable from every respective election offices of the state.
The chief guest Nungsang Lemba Chang, President CKS encouraged using the right to franchise. He said that the scenario of Naga election processes in depriving the genuine voters should be checked and such corruption by means of depriving the genuine voters by proxy votes should be checked.
District Icon SVEEP talked on importance of democracy and responsibilities of a citizen to act on the election processes so that the meaning of democracy is materialized. District Icon PwDs spoke on the responsibilities of every citizen irrespective of abilities or disabilities who should participate in the election processes and should avail one’s right.
Mon: 9th National Voters’ Day programme was held on 25th January 2019 at Council Hall, Mon. “It is everybody’s responsible to elect the candidate and no votes to be left behind,” stated Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS.
He encouraged the young voters to ensure responsible vote during election. Mon district helpline for election related enquiries is 03869-1950, he added.
DC also gave away the certificates and award to the winners of college debate, school essay competition, marathon run and AC wise Best BLO on the occasion. He also led the undertaking of voter’s pledge during the programme.
Easter Konyak, District Icon & Miss Mon 2018 and Nangpa Konyak, District Icon PwDs, Mon also delivered short speeches during the function.
Wokha: 9th National Voters Day (NVD) was observed at Wokha district under the theme “No Voter to be left behind” at Town Hall.
Additional Deputy Commissioner & Electoral Registration Officer Wokha, K. Mhanthung Tsanglao said 25th January is the foundation day of Election Commission of India (ECI) which has come into existence in the year 1950.
National Voters Day is significant day because the future of the country lies on the leaders that we choose, if we don’t come forward and choose the right leader, than the progressive development of the country will be hampered and it will also affect the people of the country, as it is the leaders of the country that decide the progress of the country, he said.
Miss Wokha & 1st Runner’s up Miss Nagaland Grace W Ezung, the District Icon said that voters have the right to choose leaders by actively participating in the electoral process and as a citizen of the country it is important to exercise their franchise to shape the destiny of the country that is why every vote is important and no vote should be left behind.
Civil Secretariat: National Voter’s Day was observed in Nagaland Civil Secretariat today where a pledge taking programme was held. The programme was chaired by the Home Commissioner, Ramakrishnan, IAS who administered the pledge to the officers and staff.
Earlier Secretary, Home Department Rovilatuo Mor, IAS said that National Voter’s Day is observed every year with a purpose to spread awareness on the importance of voting by every citizen.
Noklak: Along with the rest of the country, the 9th National Voters’ Day was observed at Noklak Hq today at KTC Hall under the theme ‘No voter to be left behind’.
ADC Noklak, Neilezo Tep encouraged the gathering on the awareness getting enrolled in the electoral roll, right to vote for 18 years and above and to exercise one’s franchise in a right perspective. He encouraged the gathering especially the BLOs to be vigilant while carrying out their responsibility.
SDO (Civil) Phunniang chaired the session and administered the voter’s pledge.
Medziphema: Medziphema sub-division observed the 9th National Voter’s Day at DB court, ADC office, Medziphema. Sentilong Ozukum, EAC while chairing the short programme welcomed the newly registered voters and encouraged the young people to exercise adult franchise which is the right to vote in a democratic nation.
ADC Thsuvisie Phoji explained the significance of the national voter’s day and urged all eligible voters to take part in the political process. He also explained that the main aim as a citizen of India is to experience the joy, the power to elect our own leader.
Bhandari: The 9th National Voters Day was observed at Bhandari, with EAC Baghty Selemla S. Sangtam as the chairperson.
ADC & AERO Bhandari, Tiameren Chang congratulated the Best Performing BLOs under 40 A/C Bhandari, where the best BLO award was bagged by Polling Station 47 of Akuk Old Village, under 40 A/C Bhandari, Nchimbemo Lotha. New voters who have recently enrolled in the electoral roll were given the EPIC cards by ADC and AERO 40/ A/C Bhandari, after leading the oath taking.
Tening: National Voter’s Day was observed with the rest of the country at Town Council Hall Tening.
Chubatemjen, ADC said being a democratic state is a blessing and that the entire citizen have the right to vote and the power to change through representation. The voters have every right to choose their own candidate for the future of the state, he added.
On the day, the BLOs and the leaders discussed the role and functions of the electoral process.
Pfutsero: Along with the rest of the country, Pfutsero sub division observed national voters day in the ADC’s conference hall.
ADC Pfutsero in her short speech highlighted the benefits of getting enrolled in the electoral rolls to the new eligible voters. She said that once one get enrolled, it enables them to take decisions on their own and added that it also encourages and gives opportunities to the young voters to take part in the political process.
Dr. Kuzhopoyo speaking on clean election said that though Nagaland is declared as a Christian state, it is one of the most corrupted state in the country. He said that the root cause of corruption in the state is because of manipulation of e-rolls and that we the public is responsible for most of the corruptions taking place. He lamented that the current election system in the state is in poor state and called for change in the system in order to bring improvement in the society.
Award to best BLO was received by Velakho Sekhamo from 16 A/C Pfutsero and Khroto-u Kapfo received the award for winning the essay competition.
Aboi: 9th National voters day was celebrated at ADC’s conference hall Aboi with the theme ‘No voters to be left behind’. Pledge taking was administered by ADC Aboi, Hito Sema.
(Page News Service)