Jammu: To create awareness about the importance of voting in a democratic setup and educating students about their voting rights, Directorate of School Education Jammu celebrated the 11th National Voters Day- which also marks the foundation day of the Election Commission of India.
Different events like debates, declamations, mock polls, drawing and quiz competitions, were held in schools across the ten districts of Jammu division.
At Directorate Head Office Jammu, all the employees and officials including. H.R.Pakhroo, Joint Director; Sanjay Bhat, PO, and Shokat Malik, Jt. Director joined the pledge taking ceremony affirming to uphold the democratic traditions of our country encompassing free, fair and peaceful elections. They also pledged to vote in every election fearlessly without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement.
Similar pledge taking ceremonies were held across all the ten district headquarters of Jammu Division under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Education Officers of the respective districts.
Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education Jammu, in her message said the activities in schools were designed keeping in view this year’s theme of the National Voters Day – ‘Making our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’.
Highlighting the value of vote, she reminded students, teachers and other officials of their role and duty in a democratic system and exhorted everyone to come forward to create a politically aware society.