9th National Voters’ Day celebrated at Budgam
Budgam, Jan 25: In order to encourage and empower new voters, particularly specially-abled persons to cast their votes and contribute in nation building, various functions were held today to mark the celebration of 9th National Voters’ Day in Budgam.
The main function was held at the Sheikh-Ul-Alam Hall, Budgam which was chaired by the District Election Officer/Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar.
Speaking on the occasion, the DEO deliberated on the importance of celebrating the National Voters Day and said the right to vote empowers citizens to exercise his/her franchise for nation building and for making the democracy strong.
She said that this day provides us an opportunity to reach out to the new voters for enrolment in electoral rolls so that they are able to take part in the Democratic process.
She said that every single vote is important for the government making and hence has profound significance.
On the occasion, new voters took pledge to participate in the election process free and fairly and will contribute in making the nation strong by using their franchise.
It was informed at the function that 16242 new eligible voters have been enrolled in the District.
On the occasion, ACR Budgam, Zaffar Shawl also addressed a large gathering and highlighted various aspects of National Voters Day.
Among others, DEPO Budgam Farooq Ahmad Raina, District Social Welfare Officer, Aqeel Ahmad and others were present on the occasion
Similar functions were also held at Townhall Budgam, SDM offices, Tehsil Offices, PHE and SE Office, Social Welfare department Office, District Handicrafts Office and other offices in the district.