Voter awareness programme at Panambur beach

On May 1, 2013 by Kevin Vas

via: Mega Media News.

On April 29, Sunday, a voter awareness programme  was organised at Panambur Beach  as part of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Project. The programme was held with the co-operation of the Panambur Beach  Tourism  Development Project.

There were games for children and entertainment for the crowd amid  messages encouraging the citizens to come forward and exercise their franchise during the May 5 assembly elections.

Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta also launched an exclusive-themed kite on voter awareness. In his address, the DC while pointing out that the district had registered a good voting percentage in the previous elections added  more and more people should exercise franchise in the coming elections. He said the district administration had a target of increasing the voter turnout rate from 72 to 85 per cent.  The DC further informed 60,000 people in the district have received new voter identification cards and over 15 lakh people have registered their names in voters’ list.

Several people who had gathered at the beach on a Sunday evening took an oath that they will actively participate in the voting process.

K Harish Kumar, MCC Commissioner, Dr KN Vijayaprakash, Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat, Yatish Baikampady, CEO of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project and others were present.

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