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Youth Voters Festival held in Tseminyu, Noklak

Nagaland News

Dimapur, October 9: A Youth Voters Festival on the theme “Your Vote, Your Voice” was organised to encourage maximum youth participation in upcoming elections, specifically the summary revision of the photo Electoral roll in 2024 and the general election to the Lok Sabha in 2024. The event took place on October 9 in Tseminyu Town.
Students from both government and private schools and colleges in Tseminyu District, ranging from Standard VIII and above, enthusiastically participated in various competitions, each aligned with specific categories: Classes 8, 9, and 10 – Best Presentation on Naga Traditional Attire; Classes 11 and 12 and above – Poetry Recitation on the theme “Your Vote, Your Voice.”
The festival provided a platform for students to showcase their creativity, knowledge, and appreciation of Naga culture and the importance of voting in a democratic society.
During the event, Runohile Keppen, SVEEP Campus Ambassador, and Christine Tsela, SVEEP District Icon, extended felicitations to the female participants of the Girls’ Campaign 2023 under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative. This acknowledgment highlighted the significance of empowering and encouraging girls to participate actively in various aspects of life, including the electoral process.
Noklak: The Office of the DC & DEO Noklak, in collaboration with the District Hub for Empowerment of Women Noklak under the Systematic Voters’ Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP) and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, successfully organised the Youth Voters Festival 2023. The event took place on October 7 at St. Paul School, Noklak.
Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Noklak, Vikhoto Richa, emphasised the significance of the Youth Voters Festival, an initiative by the Election Commission of India (ECI). He stressed its purpose in empowering young citizens to take responsibility and create change through their votes.
Richa encouraged eligible voters to contact the Booth Level Officer (BLO) to ensure they are registered as voters and also explained the voting procedures. Additionally, Richa highlighted that this event marked the first-ever involvement of Inter-school competitions under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative.
Chongphe Khiamniungan, Campus Ambassador of GHSS Noklak, stressed the importance of voting as a fundamental right granted to all Indian citizens regardless of their background. She emphasized that voting is a powerful way for every individual to make their voices heard in the democratic process and encouraged her fellow students to actively participate.
As part of the festival, students engaged in a variety of competitive activities, including penalty shootout, Arm Wrestling, face painting, obstacle races, and more. (Page News Service)