Awareness Session on 2019 Election

02/04/2019 | Completed Event

  An Awareness Session on 2019 Election was organized in association with the Ernakulam District Administration, SVEEP (Systematic Voters' Education & Electoral Participation) and Prathidhwani. The programme held at WTC Kochi was attended by employees of Infopark. Sub- Collector Mr. Snehil Kumar Singh IASchaired the programme and spoke about the importance of casting vote and also provided an idea of the new EVM and VVPAT being used first time.Headdressedaboutsomeofthemeasurestakenbythe administrationtomakethe systemfool proofand tamperproof. Certain Assured Minimum Facilities like Signage, Drinking water, Toilets, Ramp and Help desk at each Polling station. He also mentioned the cVIGIL mobile app through which citizens can report any activities that violate the rules laid down by the Election commission. Ms. Beena Anand, Tahsildar and Nodal officer for SVEEP, spoke on the importanceofvotingandrecitedthevotingpledgetothe attendees.Ms. Dhanya of Haritha Kerala Missionspoke about the green protocol being followed during the election time.There was also a mock polling station which helped the participants to clear their queries with the electionofficials. Dr. D. Dhanuraj, Chairman- Centre for Public PolicyResearch spoke on the Do's and Dont's of voicing opinion on social media during election time. He mentioned the various methods adopted by Social media like Facebook and Twitter to discourage actions that are not in line with the election commission's code of conduct.He opined that the present system of using EVMs for elections is one of the best in the world. Dr. Bose Nair, Vice President WTC Kochimoderated the discussions andMr. Ashik Sreenivasan, Secretary, Prathidhwaniproposed the Vote of Thanks.