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Conference of ICONS, Social Media Influencers held on voter registration

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JAMMU: A conference of UT level and District Level ICONS and Social Media Influencers was held Thursday under the Chairmanship of Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Pandurang K. Pole.

The UT Level/ District Level ICONS/Social Media Influencers coming from various fields of achievements like music, sports, singing, literature, Social Work and working for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) etc. participated in the conference in person as well as virtually.

The aim of the conference was to create awareness among the masses in connection with ongoing Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls especially those who are eligible for enrolment in the electoral rolls but not enrolled as voters yet.

The main thrust was given to target Young Voters, PwDs, Tribal’s, Slum Dwellers, Women, Weaker Sections and Old Age Voters to ensure registration electoral rolls and their participation in the elections.

A power point presentation was given in the conference highlighting the role of UT and district level ICONS and Social Media Influencers in educating the masses by using their skills and experience. They possess ample ability in influencing the masses about registration in the electoral rolls and participation in the elections.

Chief Electoral Officer also gave some tips to the participants in making video/audio messages for the masses and its publicity in the social platform. The messages should be completely neutral to achieve the target and not favour or disregard to any Political Party or Individuals he maintained.

The Conference among others was also attended by Nirupa Rai, Special Secretary, K.K.Sidha, Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner, Sandish Gupta Additional Secretary,  Akhter Hussain Qazi, Nodal Officer SVEEP, Dr Vikas Sharma, Deputy  Director  PR Jammu, Information  Department, Huma Khan, Under Secretary besides representatives from other departments and Deputy District Election Officers. Besides, prominent ICONS/Social Medial Influencers included Faisal Ali Dar, Javaid Ahmed Tak, S. Chandeep Singh, Umran Malik, Sub. Chain Singh,  Ankush Sabharwal, Sandhya Dhar, Parveen Sangral,  Arnavi Sharma and Urvashi Sharma.

Lastly, the Chief Electoral Officer expressed gratitude  to the conference participants and appealed them to give wide publicity by using their platform so that “NO VOTER TO BE LEFT BEHIND”.


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