First time voters among Spring Daleans sensitized about the importance of voting
With the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections around the bend, and the Election Commission of India (ECI) stressing sensitization of first-time voters to ensure the maximum turnout, Spring Dale Senior School organized an activity on the occasion of National Voters’ Day 2017 to inspire its greenhorns to exercise their franchise.
The event, which witnessed the participation of students associated with the Youth for Change Club of the school, saw pupils visiting class-to-class to urge the eligible students of senior classes to exercise their right to vote onFebruary 4. Armed with slogans like ‘Your vote is your voice’, students urged their eligible counterparts to ensure that they exercise their voting rights this time.
Talking about the event, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the activity was in line with the importance being attached by the ECI to the sensitization of first-time voters in schools and the interest being shown by it in the students of classes IX to XII.
“The ECI aims at promoting participation in elections and increase voter enrollment, especially of youngsters in the 18 to 19 years age group. The ECI’s new awareness programme is focused on students of classes IX to XII. They also intend to bestow Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) on students in the age group of 15 to 17 years,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that events such as this one go a long way in sensitizing the students about the importance of exercising their franchise. They reiterated the school’s commitment to organize more such awareness campaigns in the years to come.
Spring Dale Senior School