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21st June, 2019

POLL VOLUNTEERS FELICITATION PROGRAM

In recognition to the contributions made by poll volunteers in the LokSabha Elections 2019, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Meghalaya felicitated the youth organisations of Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides (MBSG), NSS and NYK at a function held at the Mini Conference Hall, Pine Mount Ridge on 21st June 2019.

William Carey University-NSS Program Coordinator Dr. P.G.Jangamlung Richard was invited to the program. The Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya, Shri. F. R Kharkongor was the Chief Guest and Additional CEO, Shri. R P Marak, Joint Secretary Social Welfare, Smti. C Kharkongor, officials from the Election Department and youth organizations were also attended in the program.

The Chief Electoral Officer, in his speech, also said that deployment of poll volunteers during the LokSabha Election has been a successful experience for our young boys and girls who enthusiastically took part in the poll process where they provide and assist the voters especially the persons with disabilities, pregnant women and senior citizens. The combined efforts of these poll volunteers have resulted in a huge percentage of voters’ turnout.

The CEO further stated that meaningful engagement of these youth organizations will be a continuation process through the Electoral Literacy Clubs set up in schools and colleges and the department will move this momentum of setting up of ELCs though these youth organizations. He said by engaging the youth, we will be able to ensure that no voter is truly left behind. The involvement of these youth organizations and educational institutions will be part of a long term goal and will bring people on board to see that all are involved in the electoral process.

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