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Voter awareness meet at Jagiroad

By Correspondent

JAGIROAD, March 16 - The District Election Office, Morigaon organised a voter awareness meeting under SVEEP activities of the Election Commission of India at Jagiroad College conference hall on Tuesday where representatives from various NGO�s in the district, senior citizens and media persons of the area, teachers and staff of the college took part.

The meet was attended by Rajesh Kr Jha, Election Observer deputed by the Election Commission of India. Jha, who is also the Director (News), Prasar Bharati, News Services Division of All India Radio, New Delhi in his speech urged the gathering to participate in the forthcoming State Assembly election peacefully. Deputy Commissioner, Rakesh Kumar who is also the District Election Officer of Morigaon district, called upon the people to take active participation in the democratic process in such a way that it does not hamper the social fabric that has been maintained traditionally by the societies. He also emphasised on encouraging the newly-enrolled voters to take part in the voting process, which will strengthen the democratic process.

He informed the gathering that the district administration is going to deploy sufficient security forces in the entire election process, particularly in the polling stations in three LAC's namely, 79 Jagiroad, 80 Morigaon and 81 Laharighat. While presiding over the meeting, Dr BC Neog, Principal, Jagiroad College in his speech thanked the district authority and the election officials including the election observer for arranging such kind of an election awareness meeting in the college. Earlier, Ananta Kr Gogoi, Circle Officer, Mayong explained the objectives of the awareness meet in which Phoni Konwar, Jitendra Kr Deka, Prabin Kr Deka and Gobin Deka spoke as senior citizens from the area.

An election-related street-play was demonstrated by the students of the College to make the people aware of the need to exercise their franchise. The Election Observer along with the District Election Officer further attended a meeting with the students of the College in which they asked them to participate in the ensuing State Assembly Election to be held on April 11 next.

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