Guwahati, Jan. 22: Actor Jatin Bora has accepted the chief electoral officer’s (CEO) offer to become the brand ambassador for the elections in 2011.
The directorate of information and public relations, which was entrusted with the responsibility of seeking the consent of the actor, today confirmed the positive development.
“We intimated him formally and the actor, who is in Gohpur, sounded quite excited to be part of a national cause, despite his busy schedule. Now it is up to the actor and the CEO to sort out the the nitty-gritties,” D. Deka, senior directorate official, told The Telegraph.
The Telegraph was the first to report about the offer being made to the actor.
Bora is committed to a mobile theatre group till March. He, however, appeared more than game for such a “prestigious project”, ai- med at strengthening democracy.
While expressing his gratitude to the directorate and the CEO for the assignment, Bora told The Telegraph, “I will be travelling a lot till March because of my theatre commitments. However, I will make time for the campaign. As I had said earlier, it is really such an honour.”
Sources said the CEO’s office, on its part, will try to ensure that the time made available by Bora was properly and effectively utilised.
“Since Jatin Bora is an experienced actor and the Election Commission is a very professional organisation, not much time will be needed to set the campaign rolling in print and on radio and television,” a source said.