Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Training, Sensitization and Awareness programmes across A&N Islands

Port Blair, Mar 20: From the Booth Level Officers to general public including differently able citizens in the A&N Islands, training, sensitization and awareness programmes is going on in the wake of 17th General Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
As part of the preparations for the ensuing Elections, a final briefing for the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) was held in the auditorium of the DBRAIT on Mar 19. Addressing the BLOs of Port Blair and Ferrargunj Tehsils, the Returning Officer, A&N Island Parliamentary Constituency, Shri Udit Prakash Rai reminded the BLOs about their duties and responsibilities in the coming weeks and on the Day of Polling.
In another training session for supervisors and assistants for facilitating Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) held in the auditorium of the Anthropological Survey of India. Addressing the trainees of Port Blair and Ferrargunj Tehsils, Shri Udit Prakash Rai reminded the PwD facilitators about their duties and responsibilities in dealing with and helping the PwDs on the Day of Polling.
Meeting for all the sector officers of North & Middle Andaman District was held in the conference hall of District Office, N&MA on Mar.15. The District Election Officer (DEO), N&MA, Shri Awanish Kumar, briefed them about their duties and responsibilities on the Poll day and before. All the Sector Magistrates and Sector Police Officers were advised to remain vigil and visit the polling stations together and check the availability of Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) in all the polling stations in their jurisdiction.
The Chunav Pathshala, the objectives of organizing 'Chunav Pathshala' is to educate the targeted populations about voter registration, electoral process and related matters through hands on experience, EVM and VVPAT familiarization and education about robustness of EVM and integrity of the electoral process using EVMs besides to help the target audience to understand the value of their vote and exercise their suffrage right in a confident, comfortable and ethical manner, to harness the potential of ELC members for carrying the electoral literacy in communities and to facilitate voter registration for its eligible members, who are not yet registered. It also aims to  develop a culture of electoral participation and maximize the informed and ethical voting and follow the principle 'Every vote counts' and 'No Voter to be Left Behind' and training for persons with disabilities.
EVM awareness camps in various locations of Port Blair Tehsil, to create awareness amongst general public on the use of EVM and VVPAT in the polling process. The hands on training are being imparting by different teams across islands.

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