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Hospitality Industry launches campaign in the city under the SVEEP Programme to boost voter participation

Chandigarh, 26th March, 2019: As a part of the ongoing SVEEP programme, the Deputy Commissioner cum Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar today launched the banner for the awareness campaign initiated by restaurant and hotel owners of Chandigarh for General Elections 2019.  With the message of "Eat Pure, Vote for Sure", the objective of the campaign is to maximize voter registration and turnout during the upcoming elections. This message will be displayed on banners and standee’s at all leading hotels, restaurants and eateries of the city, as well as stamped on their bills and other receipts, so that the importance of becoming a voter and exercising the right to vote gets conveyed to each visitor.

Some unique and innovative ideas announced by the Hospitality industry today which will be implemented throughout the city included putting up standees/banners to motivate voters to check and verify their votes and to vote on Election Day, a minimum of 15% discount will be given to every voter who shows the indelible ink mark. The discount will be given from 19th May, that is voting day, up till 25th May at all eateries. Other special privileges & incentives specific to different hotels and eating joints will also be offered. Further to this, the members present assured full support and assistance in motivating and inspiring the voters to cast their ballot for strengthening the democracy through social media platforms, radio and through special events which they will plan in the coming month.

Election Department