NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 17 - The Lakhimpur district administration on Saturday organised Systematic Voters� Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) as a part of its preparation for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.
An interactive programme with college students on voter education, spreading voter awareness and promoting voter literacy towards preparing electors and equipping them with basic knowledge related to the electoral process was held at the District Library auditorium.
The programme was attended by Assistant Commissioner Devashish Goswami, CEO of Lakhimpur ZPC Pradeep Kumar Doley, ADC Saranga Pani Sarma, Election Officer Rinku Boro. Diganta Hati Baruah, Assistant Professor of North Lakhimpur College attended the programme as a resource person.
An election awareness rally, besides run-for-vote was also taken out on the occasion by the Lakhimpur district administration. A quiz competition for the college students was also organised which was conducted jointly by Prof Baharul Islam and Manash Pratim Borah of LTK College.
Meanwhile, the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner has ordered all license holders of firearms to submit their arms to the nearest police station as a part of the safety initiative. Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B asked the firearms holders to deposit their firearms by March 22.
The Lakhimpur district administration also held a discussion on preventing paid news during the election period. The meeting was organised by the District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee at the conference hall of the ZPC-Lakhimpur office on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Dhakuwakhona sub-divisional administration has completed its preparation to hold polling on April 11 in 112 Dhakuwakhona (SC) LAC for the Lakhimpur HPC.
The sub-division has been divided into four electoral zones and 35 sectors which will be coordinated by 23 different cells for safe and smooth conduct of polls.
It may be pertinent to mention here that Dhakuwakhona sub-division has 256 polling stations, of which 85 have been marked as very sensitive, 70 as sensitive and 101 as comparatively safe stations. The sub-divisional administration has also selected 7 polling stations each as Model Polling Stations and All-Women Polling Stations.
The 112 Dhakuwakhona (ST) LAC has 1,94,043 voters, among which 99,185 are males and 94,858 are females.