National Voters Day Celebrations on 25th January 2016 and Completions in Educational institutions

Organize National Voters Day Celebrations and Completions in Educational institutions

Organize National Voters Day Celebrations on 25th January 2016 and Completions in Educational institutions - National Voters Day on 25th January, 2016 -Organizing the National Voters Day and completions in Educational institutions: Reference: Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana, Hyderabad U.O.Note No. 4635/Elecs.E/ A2/2015-2, Dtd: 19-11-2015. The reference cited, wherein the Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana, Hyderabad has requested to organize National Voters' Day celebrations on 25th January, 2016 to register the newly eligible youth (18+) in the electoral roll and also to promote electoral participation and requested that Schools and other educational institutions in the District are instructed to organize National Voters Day for infusion of democratic values among the students who are the future electors of the country and they also organize activities like debates, declamations, mock polls, drawing and quiz competitions on or during run-up to National Voters Day with the theme of democracy and electoral participation and also requested to take the NVD Pledge on 25.01.2016 to promote democratic electoral participation.

Therefore while enclosing the reference cited, I request you to take necessary action for celebrating the National Voters' Day on the above activities at Higher Education level/ School Education level in the District.

National Voters' Day on 25th January, 2016
Organising the National Voters' Day and completions in educational institutions
The Departments of Higher Education / School Education are aware that the Election Commission of India celebrates 25th January, its Foundation Day, as the National Voters Day every year, starting from 25th January, 2011. The Commission's objective is to increase enrolment of voters, by using this occasion so as to make universal adult franchise a complete reality and thereby enhance the quality of Indian democracy. The day will also be utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

The Chief Election Commissioner in the d.o. letter cited has stated  that National Voters' Day is being celebrated across the country on 25th January to register the newly eligible youth (18+) in the electoral roll and also to promote electoral participation and requested that schools and other educational institutions in the State may be instructed to organize National Voters' Day for infusion of democratic values among the students who are the future electors of the country and they may organize activities like
- Debates
- Declamations,
- Mock Polls,
- Drawing and Quiz Competitions on or during run-up to National Voters Day with the theme of Democracy and Electoral Participation. He has also requested to direct that all staff and officers in the Government Departments and Offices in the State take the NVD Pledge on the National Voters Day (25th January, 2016) some time in the forenoon to promote democratic electoral participation.

The Higher Education/ School Education Departments are, therefore, requested that schools and other educational institutions in the State may be instructed to organize National Voters Day for infusion of democratic values among the students who are the future electors of the country and they may organize activities like debates, declamations, mock polls, drawing and quiz competitions on
or during run-up to National Voters' Day with the theme of democracy and electoral participation under the guidance of District Election Officers / Electoral Registration Officers in the district / Assembly Constituency concerned.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AP
Rc.No.191/A & 1/2015 Dated: 06.01.2016

Subject:School Education - National Voters' Day on 25th January, 2016 -Organizing the National Voters'Day and competitions in Educational Institutions - Regarding.

Reference: Government 11.12.2015 Memo.No. 98494/General/A2/2015 dated

The attention of all the Regional Joint Directors of Schools Education and District Educational Officers in the State is invited to the reference read above (copy enclosed) and they are requested to organize National Voters' Day on 25th January, 2016 for infusion of democratic values among the students who are the future electors of the country and they may organize activities like debates, declamations, mock polls, drawing and quiz competitions on or during run-up to National Voters' Day with the theme of democracy and electoral participation under the guidance of District Election Officers/Electoral Registration Officers in the district/ Assembly Constituency concerned.
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