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Show on voting rights

College of Commerce on Thursday took the initiative to educate youths on voting rights.

The information and broadcasting ministry organised a photo exhibition on elections on the college premises. The students were seen taking keen interest in the exhibition. “Since it is a holiday on the election day, many take rest thinking that it’s a usual day off. People should realise that the holiday is granted on the particular day so that people could cast their votes. The ministry organised the show to spread awareness on elections and voting rights,” college principal P.K. Verma said.

Under the “What to do” column, were a few points such as what a voter should carry to the election booth. The voter I-card or photo identity proof were some of the essentials. On the other hand, under the “Points to remember” column, were a few information such as what a voter should not carry. Mobile phones, tabs, laptops, iPads are not allowed at the booth. Information regarding facilities for women at the poll centres was also exhibited at the show. A woman officer would be deputed at every centre and women in “burqa” could be checked by a woman officer.

The young voters were explained through pictures how important their vote is and why they should judiciously elect a candidate. The students also got information on how their names could be incorporated in the voters’ list.

Suman Saurabh, a student of the college, said: “We came to know so much about the history of elections. The more the people vote, it’s the victory of democracy. Since I am associated with Youth Against Corruption, I will ensure more and more youths exercise their power to vote.”

The photo exhibition would conclude on April 14.


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