Chandigarh, Apr 1: Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan on Monday urged the youths to get themselves registered as voters and take active part in Letter Writing Competition.
The topic for the competition will be ‘What is the importance of Voting in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections."
The last date for sending the letter for this competition is April 30, 2019. This letter should be addressed to the Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana.
Mr Rajiv Ranjan was presiding over a review meeting of State Level Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Core Committee, here on Monday.
It was informed in the meeting that cash prize of Rs 31,000 would be given to the winner securing first position in the competition, while cash prize of Rs 21,000 would be given for securing second position. Similarly, two cash prizes of Rs 11,000 each would be given for third position and consolation cash prize of Rs 500 each would be given to 30 participants.
In this competition, only those youths of Haryana can participate, whose age is 18 years or above and less than 25 years as on January 1, 2019 and those who have registered their names in the assembly electoral rolls, before sending their letter.
The class X and class XII students who are appearing in re-appear examination, their Hall Ticket would bear the message of importance of voters' card and casting of vote.
Haryana has become the first state in the country, to have taken such initiative in giving out the message of importance of voters card and voting.
Mr Ranjan also directed the officers of Higher Education Department to also include students’ organizations in the campaign of getting Voters Card made.
He also directed the officers of School Education Department to get the outside boundary walls of schools painted with slogans related to voters' card and casting of vote.
It was informed by the Transport Department that panels have been put up on 867 buses to generate awareness among public about getting their voters' card made and casting their vote. (UNI)