Serchhip, the 18th October, 2023 : The Young Voters’ Festival, a three-day event aimed at motivating young voters to actively engage in the upcoming General Election, commenced this morning at the Government Serchhip College. Election Officer Pu Lalrinsanga Hnamte graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Pu Lalrinsanga Hnamte emphasized the significance of voting in a democratic nation and commended the organizers for successfully orchestrating the Young Voters’ Festival. He particularly recognized the importance of inspiring and encouraging young voters, many of whom will be casting their votes for the first time. The chief guest also shed light on the activities and programs conducted by the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), expressing the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) intent to encourage all citizens above the age of 18 to exercise their voting rights. Additionally, he noted that the ECI provides special facilities for elderly citizens and individuals with special needs to ensure their ability to cast their votes. Pu Lalrinsanga Hnamte urged all participants to enjoy the festival, vote, and encourage their friends and families to do the same.

The festival also saw the announcement of the winners of the SVEEP Mascot design competition. The prize distribution ceremony was conducted by SVEEP Nodal Officer and DIPRO of Serchhip, Pi Lalnunmawii. The winners are as follows:

1st Prize: Laltluangliani, New Serchhip

2nd Prize: C Lalchhanchhuahi, P&E Veng, Serchhip

3rd Prize: Vanlalengfiaha, 3rd Semester BA, Government Serchhip College

Over the course of this three-day festival, various activities and contests such as extempore speech, quiz, declamation contest, reels making contest, selfie contest, hashtag campaign, signature campaign, flyer making contest, on-the-spot essay writing contest, on-the-spot slogan writing contest, and on-the-spot painting competition will be held.

In the last general election held in 2018, Serchhip District achieved an impressive almost 85% voter turnout. SVEEP in collaboration with the Election Literacy Club (ELC) aims to attain a 90% voter turnout in the upcoming election, and “Project 90” is in full swing to achieve this goal.

The inaugural program was chaired by Serchhip Government College Principal, Pu C. Laldintluanga, with the Student Union Vice President, Benjamin C. Lalrinawma, proposing the vote of thanks.


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