The talented district election officer of Jorhat Uday Shankar Dutta will lend his mellifluous voice to try to rope in voters for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to be held from April 11 next in seven phases in the country. The young officer has already penned and sung a few jingles to motivate the electorate of Jorhat to cast their votes and actively participate in the democratic process.
In a joint media briefing here on Wednesday by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Roshni A Korati and Superintendent of Police (SP) Vaibhav Chandrakant Nimbalkar, the DC said that Dutta’s jingles would be played through the public address system, FM Radio and social media. “We are working on the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme through multi interventions and through different media in order to increase voters’ awareness and participation in the electoral processes,” Korati said.
Referring to Dutta who is a professional singer, Korati said that they had an
in-house talent whose jingles would be used. Apart from this renowned actor Geetawali Rajkumari would be the district icon and that in 12 colleges of Jorhat election district comprising 97 Dergaon LAC, 98 Jorhat LAC and 102 Teok LAC, campus ambassadors had been selected from among the students or alumni to bring in young voters.
Awareness would be created through mobile teams, short video films and “no voter should be left behind as this is a festival of democracy,” she said. In Jorhat Parliamentary constituency comprising 10 LACs and the two districts of Jorhat and Sivasagar, there were 13, 43,875 voters, 7 ‘D’ voters and 1,753 polling stations. Out of these, 33 has been found to be critical and 37 vulnerable. Apart from this, 5,372 voters with disabilities had been identified and provision for wheelchairs or Braille-enabled ballot papers would be made by the administration at the polling booths.