Mega Voter Awareness event organized at New Lake, sector-42 Chandigarh
Chandigarh, 11th May 2019: Department of Tourism in collaboration with Election Department Chandigarh today organized a Mega Voter Awareness event at the New Lake, sector-42, Chandigarh. The event was a part of the SVEEP program which was graced by the presence of Sh.Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Vivek Dahiya, SVEEP Ambassador for Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency and other senior officers of Chandigarh Administration.
The voter awareness event attracted huge gathering of children, adults and senior citizens at the New Lake. The event began with the flying of kites and balloons by the chief guest and senior officials which were embossed with messages to educate and motivate the voters.
As part of the SVEEP programme, the chief guest Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, CEO released a book on EPIC stories in the presence of Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Election Officer, Sh Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Tourism and SVEEP Ambassador Sh. Vivek Dahiya. The Election Department Chandigarh has compiled a few personal stories of India's electorate, while talking to various people in the City Beautiful- Chandigarh. These are candid conversations, personal anecdotes and experiences which gives an insight of stories behind the statistics of elections. These are called EPIC stories because the Voter ID card is also called an EPIC card.
The highlight of the event was a musical evening presented by renowned music artists Shivjot and Sandeep Brar that attracted huge crowd. Adding more fun to the event was a selfie booth & signature board installed near the stage, where people clicked pictures with the SVEEP ambassador for Chandigarh, Vivek Dahiya and signed the board as a mark of their participation on the day of voting in Chandigarh i.e 19 May, 2019.
Present among the officials were Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Returning Officer cum Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Jitendar Yadav, Director Tourism, Smt Navjot Kaur, Smt Radhika Singh, Nodal Officers SVEEP and other officials of tourism and election Department.