GUWAHATI, March 7 - To realise the Election Commission�s theme for 2018-19 �Leave no voter behind�, Shishu Sarothi is partnering with the Election Department of the Govt of Assam to hold a series of training and sensitisation programmes on �accessible elections�.
The programmes are scheduled to be conducted across eight zones in the State. Two programmes were conducted in Jorhat and Dibrugarh on March 5 and 6 respectively, for election officials as well as representatives of local NGOs and persons with disabilities.
The programmes for the other six zones are to be conducted in Guwahati (March 8), Lakhimpur (March 11), Nagaon (March 12), Karbi Anglong (March 13), Silchar (March 15) and Goalpara (March 18).
�In context of the Lok Sabha elections-2019, it is imperative that proper training and sensitisation is provided to the stakeholders concerned involved in the entire machinery of election. In the Election Commission�s Strategic Plan 2016-2025 �Inclusion of PwDs� has been given a special focus. The National Voters� Day celebrated on January 25 also had the theme �Accessible Elections�,� a Shishu Sarothi statement said. �Accessible polling stations are an encouragement for persons with disabilities to cast their votes,� it added.